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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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Pascal Affi N’Guessan to run for president in Ivory Coast

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Pascal Affi N’Guessan, 67, once a close associate of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, officially announced Saturday that he will be a candidate for the...
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South Africa’s coronavirus cases surpass half a million

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South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached...
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WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

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The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa...
African News Football

Rwandan president wants Arsenal to aim for ‘bigger things’ after winning record FA Cup

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on...
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Facebook slams ‘extreme’ ruling blocking Brazilian president’s allies

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Facebook condemned Saturday what it called an “extreme” ruling by a Brazilian Supreme Court judge ordering it to block the accounts of 12 high-profile allies...
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Arrested Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga freed

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Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga, was freed on bail on Saturday following her arrest during anti-government protests a day earlier, an...
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OECD: South Africa economy could contract 8.2% if second coronavirus wave hits

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South Africa’s economy could contract 8.2% this year, and grow just 0.6% in 2021, if a second wave of COVID-19 cases hits the country and...
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Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

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Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by activists...
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Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

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Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...