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The World Health Organization, WHO has urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close.

WHO warns of coronavirus surge in Nigeria, other Africa countries

The World Health Organization, WHO, has urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close.
A wildfire has killed two people west of the Algerian capital, the emergency services said Saturday, one of a spate of seasonal blazes to hit the north African country.

Wildfire kills two in Algeria

A wildfire has killed two people west of the Algerian capital, the emergency services said Saturday, one of a spate of seasonal blazes to hit the north African country.
Harrison Kingston has left reigning Premier League champions Liverpool to take up a role with the Moroccan Football Federation.

Liverpool coaching staff member leaves club for Morocco

Harrison Kingston has left reigning Premier League champions Liverpool to take up a role with the Moroccan Football Federation.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Morocco postponed until 2022

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) scheduled to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October 2021 has been postponed by 12 months until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A lot of progress was made today,” Stephanie Williams, the UN’s acting envoy to the troubled North African nation, said at the end of the first day of talks.

UN hails ‘progress’ as military rivals meet in Libya

Rival Libyan military officers began talks Monday on home soil for the first time following a ceasefire agreement last month, discussing the implementation of the deal.
The Algerian Football Federation has tied Djamel Belmadi to a new deal that will see him remain as Desert Foxes coach until the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Algeria coach’s contract extended until 2022 World Cup

The Algerian Football Federation has tied Djamel Belmadi to a new deal that will see him remain as Desert Foxes coach until the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
Kais Saied is a Tunisian politician, jurist and former lecturer serving as the fifth President of Tunisia since October 2019. He was president of the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law from 1995 to 2019.

Pandemic impact on Tunisia tourism ‘catastrophic’

Tunisia's tourism sector has collapsed, officials warned on Saturday, with earnings plunging 60% and swathes of hotels at risk of closing permanently.

UN-backed Libyan premier to hand over power by end of October

Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, said on Wednesday he intended to hand over power by the end of October.
Libyan youth block a road with burning tyres in the eastern city of Benghazi to protest against poor public services and living conditions. Yahoo News

Libyan protestors burn eastern government offices

Police and firefighters quickly arrived, but the fire destroyed the main entrance to the building.
Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier has revealed the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has been misplaced by Egypt Football Federation.

AFCON trophy misplaced by Egypt Football Federation

Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier has revealed the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has been misplaced by Egypt Football Federation.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League terminate £490 million TV deal in China

The Premier League has terminated its TV rights deal with China, its biggest overseas contract, leaving a huge hole in clubs’ finances.
Algeria’s Supreme Islamic Council said the National Bank of Algeria (BNA) had become the first state bank to obtain a sharia compliance certificate from the Sharia Board for issuing Fatwas for the Islamic Finance Industry.

Algeria allows first Islamic finance products by state banks

Algeria said on Sunday it had given the go-ahead to a plan aimed at offering Islamic finance services, as it seeks new funding sources to cope with financial problems caused by a fall in energy revenues.
Tunisia’s interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president’s office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the North African country.

Tunisia interior minister named new premier

Tunisia’s interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president’s office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the North African country.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – president

Algeria is waiting for an apology for France’s colonial occupation of the North African country, the president said, expressing hope that Emmanuel Macron would build on recent conciliatory overtures.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Six Europe-bound migrants die off Libyan coast

A woman who gave birth at sea was among 93 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as they tried to reach Europe, but six others died along the way, the UN’s migration agency said Saturday.
Pope Francis leaves at the end of a Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, on June 14, 2020 at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican, as the city-state eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis calls for world to push for end to Libya violence

Pope Francis on Sunday urged international bodies as well as political and military leaders to stop the violence in Libya and to also end the plight of migrants, refugees and others trapped there.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: Africa’s coronavirus death toll tops 6,200

According to the latest number released by the World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, there are 6,218 deaths recorded on the continent.
People visit a beach, as Tunisia relaxes some of its lockdown rules while keeping other restrictions in place, as preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in La Marsa near Tunis, Tunisia May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Angus McDowall

Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control.

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