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Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch of coronavirus crisis

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Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed: Algeria’s economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues. And...
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US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

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The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly...
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Gambia government officials ravaged by coronavirus

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Three ministers in Gambia’s government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation’s president went into self-isolation. President Adama...
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At least 21 inmates die of coronavirus in Philippines

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No fewer than 21 inmates at the Philippines’ national penitentiary have died from the coronavirus since March, including a prisoner who testified against an opposition’...
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Burundi arrests local administrators for robbing residents

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Police in Burundi have arrested 12 people, including local administrators, on charges of robbing residents returning from neighbouring Tanzania, a police spokesman said. The arrests...
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More than 160 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s murder

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At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa, police said....
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China bans US chickens, shuts Pepsi plant

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China banned imports from a top US poultry producer and ordered a Beijing Pepsi factory to close Sunday as authorities clamped down on food production...
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Nigerian embassy staff quarters in Ghana demolished by businessman

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Some portion of the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana was demolished late Friday, although the Nigerian government has yet to react...
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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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DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

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Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health...