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As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Notable African figures who have died of novel coronavirus complications

Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.
Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabele has died in Paris of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), his daughter, Liza Monet, announced on Friday.

Congolese music legend dies of viral pandemic

Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabele has died in Paris of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), his daughter, Liza Monet, announced on Friday.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus increases ninefold in 24 hours

As coronavirus was said to have increases ninefold within the last 24 hours globally, the Nigerian authorities had made significant progress in ensuring that the pandemic had not spread in the country.

Boko Haram leader threatens minister, mocks president in new video

Factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to ‘‘deal’’ with the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, for allegedly threatening to disrupt the activities of the sect by blocking their communication lines.
SAMUEL ETO'O

Samuel Eto’o questions Gianni Infantino’s four-year AFCON plan

Samuel Eto’o feels that Fifa’s proposal to have the Africa Cup of Nations held every four years would not be in the best interest of the continent.

Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue.

African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".
Martin Fayulu

DRC candidate Martin Fayulu denounces ‘electoral coup’

The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-awaited presidential poll Martin Fayulu on Thursday denounced the results as an "electoral coup".
Hugues Ngouélondélé

Congo Brazzaville denies showing interest to host AFCON 2019

Congo Brazzaville denies claims by CAF that they are interested to replace Cameroon as hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON 2019 finals

Congo Brazzaville submit surprise bid to host 2019 Afcon tournament

While either Morocco or South Africa are being strongly tipped to host the tournament, Congo Brazzaville surprisingly filed their bid to replace Cameroon, who were stripped of the hosting rights.

Armed gang kills at least 23 in northwest Burundi

"We have already counted 23 people killed, including men, women and children, but the toll could increase as we continue to search for victims," ​​the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

France confirms Libya’s Haftar is treated in a Paris hospital

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has confirmed that Libya’s strongman Khalifa Haftar was admitted to a hospital near Paris and that his health condition was improving.

Cameroon acquits former mayor of working with Boko Haram

A former mayor in Cameroon arrested in September 2014 for alleged complicity with Boko Haram was acquitted Thursday, a week after a Radio France International correspondent was released on terrorism charges.

Cameroon frees US professor held for criticizing government

A New York literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon since early this month for criticizing the government was released Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Protesters keep up pressure on Togo president

Protesters in Togo showed no signs of relenting in their bid to oust President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday, taking to the streets for a second day as the opposition outlined conditions for talks with the government.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.