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Burundi president becomes first head of state to ‘die of coronavirus’

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Burundi president has become the first head of state to die of COVID-19, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following...
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Burundi opposition to contest ruling party’s election win

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Burundi’s leading opposition party will start filing challenges to election results as early as Wednesday, a lawmaker as calm reigned in the commercial capital a...
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Ghana overtakes Nigeria as coronavirus death toll hits 2,223 in Africa

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The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries...
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Ghana tops coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown

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Ghana has the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Africa. According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than...
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UNECA: Africa will lose $65 billion to full lockdown

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Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there...
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Coronavirus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

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African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey...
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Coronavirus cases rise in Africa, Nigeria on top 3

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Africa increased from 46,500 to 49,000 in the past 24 hours. The...
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IFAD: We must act now to prevent African ‘health crisis from becoming a food crisis’

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International Fund for Agricultural Development Africa must move swiftly to prevent a looming food crunch caused by coronavirus disruption for small-scale producers, the head of...
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Coronavirus: Group urges African governments to mobilise against tobacco industry

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Tobacco multinationals are using the COVID-19 crisis to engage in activities that either help clean their image or challenge governments for restricting or banning the...