Coronavirus: Seven Zimbabwe babies stillborn in one night at hospital

Harare –Seven babies were stillborn at Harare Central Hospital in Zimbabwe on Monday night after urgent treatment was delayed because of staffing issues, two doctors confirmed. It is said that nurses are on strike nationwide because of a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other concerns, and the maternity wards were overwhelmed. One doctor […]

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Ivory Coast president wins party nomination for third term

Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast’s ruling RHDP party has officially nominated President Alassane Ouattara to seek re-election for a third term. Ouattara on Wednesday asked for more time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his decision in a speech to the nation on August 6. “I have heard messages from the various party […]

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Tanzania’s ex-leader Mkapa to be buried in home time

Tanzania – Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa will be buried later on Wednesday at his home village in southern Tanzania. Mkapa died of cardiac arrest, not Covid-19 as earlier reported, in the early hours of Friday, his family said. Some Tanzanians believe Mkapa will be remembered as the founder of a modern Tanzania, because of […]

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AfBD’s Akinwumi Adesina ‘cleared by independent probe’

Nigeria – The African Bank of Development (AfDB) leader Akinwumi Adesina has been cleared of corruption by an independent probe, reported the AFP news agency. The independent panel of experts is headed by former Irish President Mary Robinson and Gambia’s Chief Justice Hassan Jallow as well as the World Bank’s integrity vice president Leonard McCarthy. […]

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Tundu Lissu, shot 16 times, appeals to Ramaphosa to help ensure his safety in Tanzania

Tanzania – The world is watching as Tundu Lissu, Tanzania’s former chief whip of the main opposition party Chadema, returns home on Monday after having been shot by unidentified gunmen 16 times outside his parliamentary residence in 2017. It took 24 surgeries in Kenya and Belgium to recover from the attack, and now Lissu is […]

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Sudan discovers a mass grave of military officers

Sudan – The Sudanese government has announced that it has discovered a mass grave dating to 1990. According to the attorney general the mass grave had 28 military officers believed to have been involved in a failed coup against former President Omar al-Bashir. “The attorney has found strong evidences that there is a mass grave […]

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Islamist militants kill five aid workers in Nigeria

Nigeria – Jihadists have murdered five aid workers who they abducted last month in north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian agencies Action Against Hunger and International Rescue Committee had confirmed that their employees were among the dead. The militants abducted the five men in Borno State in June. A video was released last month in which the […]

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Omar al-Bashir: Sudan’s ex-president on trial for 1989 coup

Sudan’s ousted long-serving leader Omar al-Bashir has gone on trial in the capital, Khartoum, in connection with the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago. Al-Bashir, 76, who has already been convicted for corruption, could face the death penalty if found guilty over his role in the 1989 coup. More […]

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Morocco locks down economic hub of Tangiers after virus spike

Morocco – Morocco has announced that a return to lockdown in the city of Tangiers as part of efforts to battle a new outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. A few weeks after easing nationwide restrictions, the northern port city of Tangiers was locked down, with public transport suspended, cafes and public spaces closed and movement […]

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