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Egypt: Seven COVID-19 patients die in fire

Seven COVID-19 patients died when fire broke Monday in Badraoui Hospital, a private hospital in Alexandria, a coastal city in northern Egypt. Seven other people were injured among the patients and nursing staff. According to AFP, which cites a security source, the fire started after a short circuit in the facility’s air-conditioning system. The victims […]

Libya: Egypt’s threats of direct intervention in case GNA forces progress towards its borders

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi warned Saturday that any advance by the forces of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNA), supported by Ankara, towards the strategic city of Sirte could lead to “direct” intervention from Cairo. With Ankara’s support, forces loyal to the UN-recognized GNA have scored important victories since early June, regaining control […]

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The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

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Mali: Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and many missing after Sunday ambush

The Malian army gave this Monday evening a first assessment of the ambush of one of its patrols on Sunday afternoon in the region of Diabaly, north of Segou towards the Mauritanian border. According to FAMA, 24 soldiers were killed. The Malian army announced in a tweet this first death toll of 24 dead, eight […]

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Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed in Mali during the weekend

Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed by “unidentified” gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday 13 June. UN soldiers were providing security for a Minusma logistics convoy that was bivouacking when gunfire erupted. The peacekeepers returned fire, a UN statement said. The logistical convoy was linking Tessalit and Gao (North) when it was attacked at around 7 […]

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African football mobilized against the virus

The Confederation of African Football has issued a challenge to the glories of continental football. The campaign entitled “Stay Safe for Africa” uses the word #19KickupsAgainstCovid19 on social networks. It invites African football legends to record videos of them performing 19 juggles. Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Karim Haggui (Tunisia) and […]

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PC member under fire for calling for halt to Sirte takeover operation

A member of the Presidential Council (PC) of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has attracted public fury to himself after he called for a halt to GNA forces efforts to retake the city of Sirte from forces loyal to rebel Gen. Khalifa Haftar opposed to Tripoli. Ahmed Mitig, an important member of the PC, […]

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African Union Contact Group on Libya concerned over Egyptian threat

The Egyptian President last weekend threatened to commit the Egyptian army to Libya if the self-proclaimed National Libyan Army (NLA) of Khalifa Haftar “were to be put in difficulty” in its “fight against terrorism,” referring to the Government of National Accord of Fayez al-Sarraj.   The interview has raised the fears of the African Union […]

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Tension rekindling over Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Relations are not calming down around the mega-dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile, as negotiations with Sudan and Egypt, countries downstream of the river, have been suspended. An Ethiopian government meeting on May 11 rekindled the tension. During the meeting, the head of government Abiy Ahmed and several ministers, as well as the […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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