UK bans travel from Tanzania and DR Congo over Covid

UK bans travel from Tanzania and DR Congo over Covid

Secretary Grant Shapps said the ban starts on FridayImage caption: Secretary Grant Shapps said the ban starts on Friday The UK has banned all arrivals from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo from Friday to stop the spread of the

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CAR declares state of emergency over rebels

CAR declares state of emergency over rebels

Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images There are almost 12,000 UN peacekeepers in the countryImage caption: There are almost 12,000 UN peacekeepers in the country The Central African Republic has declared a state of emergency as armed groups try to lay siege

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Buhari approves funds to curb Nigeria oxygen shortage

Buhari approves funds to curb Nigeria oxygen shortage

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the equivalent of $17m (£12m) for the construction of 38 oxygen plants across the country. The West African country is grappling with a shortage of oxygen for Covid-19 patients amidst a second wave of

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Sibusiso Moyo: Zimbabwe foreign minister dies from Covid-19

Sibusiso Moyo: Zimbabwe foreign minister dies from Covid-19

Sibusiso Moyo became foreign minister after ex-President Robert Mugabe was removed from office Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has died after succumbing to Covid-19, the government says. Born in 1960, the former army general gained international prominence in 2017, when

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Tunisia youths warned over riots amid Covid curfew

Tunisia youths warned over riots amid Covid curfew

media captionSecurity forces responded with tear gas and water cannon as crowds of mainly young demonstrators gathered Protesters who broke a coronavirus curfew to continue riots for a fifth night have been warned by Tunisia’s prime minister to stop their

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France to ‘adjust’ military strength in Sahel region

France to ‘adjust’ military strength in Sahel region

About 50 French soldiers have died fighting in the Sahel regionImage caption: About 50 French soldiers have died fighting in the Sahel region French President Emmanuel Macron says France could “adjust” its operations in Africa’s Sahel region following successes against

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Rights activists urge for mediation on Uganda polls

Rights activists urge for mediation on Uganda polls

Police were deployed heavily on election day in UgandaImage caption: Police were deployed heavily on election day in Uganda Human rights organisations in Kenya have asked international and regional bodies to set up a mediation team to address alleged election

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South Africa’s ‘Dr Death’ Basson still treating patients

South Africa’s ‘Dr Death’ Basson still treating patients

Dr Wouter Basson was involved in a chemical and biological warfare programmeImage caption: Dr Wouter Basson was involved in a chemical and biological warfare programme There’s an uproar on South African social media after it emerged that the man dubbed

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Rwanda puts capital under 15-day lockdown to slow virus

Rwanda puts capital under 15-day lockdown to slow virus

Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images The capital, Kigali, was put under lockdown in March last yearImage caption: The capital, Kigali, was put under lockdown in March last year Rwanda has imposed a 15-day lock down on its capital, Kigali, as the

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US envoy ‘turned away’ from Bobi Wine’s home

US envoy ‘turned away’ from Bobi Wine’s home

Uganda’s opposition politician Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has said the US ambassador was “turned away” from his home by soldiers during an attempted visit. Ambassador Natalie Brown has not responded to the claim.

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