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Sudan’s former premier Sadiq al-Mahdi dies

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Sudan’s former Prime Minister and leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from the novel coronavirus, the NUP announced in a...
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Algeria imposes fresh coronavirus restrictions

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Algeria imposed new coronavirus restrictions Sunday, closing sport and cultural centres as well as beaches after a spike in infections. The government called on Algerians...
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Former Ghanaian leader JJ Rawlings ‘dies of coronavirus’

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File Photo Former President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana has died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73, according to multiple reports from Ghanaian media....
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Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition chief arrested

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Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan has been arrested north of Abidjan, officials and his party said Saturday, as prosecutors investigate President Alassane...
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Kenya launches human trials of virus vaccine

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About forty volunteers, mostly front-line health workers, are participating in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Kenya. The trial phase of the vaccine, developed by the...
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WHO: Coronavirus deaths increase in Africa

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa says there are over 43,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent. The UN health agency gave...
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Ivorians await results after tense presidential ballot

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Ivory Coast officials prepared to tally results Sunday after a tense presidential ballot marked by an opposition boycott and protests over President Alassane’s Ouattara bid...
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Liberian president clears air on seeking third term

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Reuters The president of Liberia, George Weah, has insisted he will not stay in office beyond a second term. His Chief of Staff, Nathaniel McGill,...
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Guinea’s president wins controversial third term

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won 59.49 per cent of votes in a hotly contested election where he sought a controversial third term, according to...
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At least 22 killed in Ghana church collapse

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At least 22 people, including a baby, were killed when an unfinished three-storey building collapsed in eastern Ghana, emergency officials said on Friday. The accident...