Ivory Coast PM Coulibaly dies after cabinet meeting

Ivory Coast PM Coulibaly dies after cabinet meeting

Ivory Coast’s PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. The 61-year-old had been chosen as the ruling party’s candidate for October’s presidential election, after Alassane Ouattara said he would not seek a third term

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Madagascar reimposes lockdown in capital as coronavirus cases surge

Madagascar reimposes lockdown in capital as coronavirus cases surge

Madagascar Madagascar has reimposed a lockdown in its central region, which includes its capital Antananarivo, in an effort to tackle an increase in coronavirus cases in the city, according to the country’s government. Schools and universities in the city have

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180 bodies found in Burkina Faso mass graves

180 bodies found in Burkina Faso mass graves

Bodies of at least 180 men have been found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The graves were found in a region where government forces are fighting a jihadist insurgency. The

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Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021

Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021

The education ministry said it would explore how to make online learning accessible to all students All schools in Kenya will remain closed until next January because of the coronavirus pandemic. Final year exams, usually taken in October and November,

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Zimbabwe minister sacked for ‘inappropriate conduct’

Zimbabwe minister sacked for ‘inappropriate conduct’

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked health minister Obadiah Moyo over inappropriate conduct. Mr Moyo was dismissed “with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a government minister”, a statement issued by the president’s chief secretary, Misheck Sibanda said. Secretary of

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Madagascar imposes lockdown to curb coronavirus infections

Madagascar imposes lockdown to curb coronavirus infections

n May President Andry Rajoelina launched a herbal tonic known as CovidOrganicsImage caption: In May President Andry Rajoelina launched a herbal tonic known as CovidOrganics Madagascar has placed one of its main regions, which covers the capital, Antananarivo, back under

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Referee’s ‘career over’ after racist remarks to Guinean

Referee’s ‘career over’ after racist remarks to Guinean

Sweden’s Martin Strombergsson has worked as an international referee for many yearsImage caption: Sweden’s Martin Strombergsson has worked as an international referee for many years A Swedish referee suspended for making racist remarks towards Guinea international goalkeeper Aly Keita says

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Ghana opposition picks first female VP candidate

Ghana opposition picks first female VP candidate

Naana Opoku Agyeman is a former education ministerImage caption: Naana Opoku Agyeman is a former education minister Ghana’s main opposition has announced a female candidate as a vice-presidential candidate for the first time. Naana Opoku Agyeman will join forces with

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Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets – CEO

Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets – CEO

Kenya Airways The coronavirus crisis has hit the global aviation industry hard, with African carriers alone expected to lose $6 billion this year in revenue. “Our short and medium-term projections indicate that we must inevitably reduce our operations before we

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Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa

Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa

 The first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19 has been going on in South Africa as well as the UK and Brazil where the same vaccine is being used, according to the developer, the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute

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