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Thousands of Ugandans have been displaced from their homes after heavy rains hit the East African country.

Death and destruction as floods hit western Uganda

Thousands of Ugandans have been displaced from their homes after heavy rains hit the East African country.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Uganda’s coronavirus cases rises to 198

Uganda’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have risen to 198 as 23 new cases were recorded on Saturday.
At least 23 more Ugandans have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country’s confirmed cases rose to 198 on Saturday.

Uganda blocks 38 foreign truckers as virus cases rise

At least 23 more Ugandans have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country’s confirmed cases rose to 198 on Saturday.
The UN-backed Libyan government's forces on Saturday said it took over three military camps from the rival eastern-based army in the south of the capital Tripoli, as the armed conflict between the two rivals continued.

Libyan government takes three military camps from rebels

The UN-backed Libyan government's forces on Saturday said it took over three military camps from the rival eastern-based army in the south of the capital Tripoli, as the armed conflict between the two rivals continued.
Burundian police officers escort the opposition leader and presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa as he arrives at a voting station during the presidential, legislative and communal council elections, under the simmering political violence and the growing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ngozi, Burundi May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Clovis Guy Siboniyo

Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told Reuters on Friday, alleging voting irregularities.
A health worker sprays disinfectants in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, May 22, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

WHO: South America a new coronavirus epicentre, Africa reaches 100,000 cases

South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday fought off criticism against the Covid-19 lockdown, saying the measure has effectively stalled the exponential spread of the coronavirus.

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases top 20,000

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has reached 20,125, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.
Sudan’s Health Ministry on Friday announced 235 new infections with COVID-19 and 16 more deaths, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 3,378 and the death toll to 137.

Sudan’s coronavirus cases climb to 3,378

Sudan’s Health Ministry on Friday announced 235 new infections with COVID-19 and 16 more deaths, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 3,378 and the death toll to 137.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

South Africa coronavirus infections top 20,000, nearly 400 deaths

Coronavirus infections in South Africa surged past 20,000 with close to 400 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.
The Bayelsa State government has announced that two patients that earlier tested positive for coronavirus in the state have been discharged.

Africa’s coronavirus cases top 100,000, deaths pass 3,000

Confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa passed the 100,000 mark barely 24-hours after the deaths hit 3,000.
United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), said on Friday that Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted fugitives for complicity in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide died 20 years ago.

DNA analysis confirms Rwandan genocide fugitive died 20 years ago

United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), said on Friday that Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted fugitives for complicity in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide died 20 years ago.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi’s electoral chair resigns ahead of presidential election

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has announced that she has resigned from her position as MEC's chair.
Information Minister Michael Makuei has said that all former members of the high-level task force on Coronavirus – apart from the health minister – have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.

South Sudan ministers test positive for coronavirus

Ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan are now confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus.
Air strikes by the Government of National Accord (GNA) targeted several locations in the west of the country, including in the Haftar stronghold of Tarhouna near the capital, Tripoli, according to GNA army spokesperson Colonel Mohamed Qanunu.

Libya’s GNA says it is targeting retreating renegade strongman’s forces

Libya's internationally recognised government has launched air strikes against forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar after his forces announced they were pulling back from Tripoli front lines.

DR Congo police shoot dead activist during rally

An activist was shot and killed by police on Thursday during a rally in a strife-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a campaign group has said.
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WHO: Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases top 95,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at May 21, had risen to over 95, 000.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus vaccines should be classified as a global public good – WHO chief

The World Health Organisation has advised countries that COVID-19 vaccines should be classified as a global public good.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three “abducted” opposition officials in a tweet.

Zimbabwe president fires deputy information minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three “abducted” opposition officials in a tweet.

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“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Britain to reopen thousands of shops as eases coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC: Nobody is against forensic audit – Group

Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.
FILE - Then-acting President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivers a speech in Astana, Kazakhstan, March 20, 2019.

Kazakhstan adopts controversial law on protests

Kazakhstan on Monday eased some restrictions on tightly-controlled public demonstrations but rights groups said they still fell short of international standards.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records one more coronavirus death

Lagos State government on Monday said that it has recorded one COVID-19 related death bringing the number of persons who have died from the infection in the State to 47.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor assures of free, compulsory education for repatriated almajirai

Hope smiles on 218 Alamajarai who were repatriated to Kaduna from other parts of the Country as the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday assured them of free and compulsory primary education.