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Senegalese return to mosques after restrictions eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut.

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Deprived of work and access to aid, thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Morocco are struggling to make ends meet under Covid-19 restrictions.
Gianna Andjembe, a masters student in electrical engineering, demonstrates how an automatic hand-sanitiser dispenser he designed works at Dakar’s Ecole Superieur de Polytechnique (ESP) in Dakar on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Seyllou - AFP)

Senegalese students invent automatic sanitiser dispensers

Senegalese engineering students are throwing themselves at the West African state’s growing coronavirus problem with inventions such as automatic sanitiser dispensers and medical robots.
Senegal's President Macky Sall speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany January 27, 2020. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Senegal to re-open mosques, churches, ease restrictions as coronavirus cases jump

Senegalese President Macky Sall announced the re-opening of mosques and churches and the easing of other restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, even as the largest one-day jump in cases was recorded on Monday.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Senegal reports 59 more coronavirus cases

Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Social Action, on Friday, reported 59 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the confirmed total to 1,551 in the country.
Men load sacks of rice among other food aid in a truck, to be distributed for those affected by procedures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abuja, Nigeria April 17, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis

In Nigeria’s Benue state, the food basket of the country, Mercy Yialase, sits in front of her idle rice mill. Demand is high across the nation, but she already has mounds of paddy rice that are going nowhere amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
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.

Ahmed Musa makes worst players in Premier League history list

Commenting on Musa’s time at Leicester, fourfourtwo wrote: “In the glow of their Premier League-winning season, Leicester broke their transfer record to bring Musa to England for £16.6m from CSKA Moscow.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Manchester United set to rival PSG, Manchester City for Napoli defender

Manchester United is prepared to rival Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Napoli defender Khalidou Koulibaly.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

Aruna Quadri drops to 20 in ITTF ranking

Following the decision by the Executive Committee of the International Table tennis Federation (ITTF) to release the April 2020 world ranking, Aruna Quadri’s inactivity in March may have cost him his slide in the latest rating.
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is in intensive care in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Real Madrid want Liverpool attacker at Santiago Bernabeu next season

Perez is working tirelessly to add firepower to the Real Madrid attack after the final third of the team suffered some lapses following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane building hospital to give Senegalese people hope

Liverpool star Sadio Mane said he is funding a hospital in Senegal in order to give people in the country hope of a better life.
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peter Rufai has picked Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the next players in the running for a potential African record transfer.

Sadio Mane, Mo Salah tipped to break African transfer record

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peter Rufai has picked Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the next players in the running for a potential African record transfer.
Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane donated £41,000 to help fight coronavirus in his country Senegal.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland rates Sadio Mane above Mo Salah, Wilfred Ndidi

Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has given his verdict on who he considers to be Africa’s best player at the moment and his choice might not come as a shock to many.
Sadio Mane extended his fine Premier League run against Bournemouth with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s game, meaning he now has six goals in his last four Premier League starts against the Cherries.

Liverpool confident Sadio Mane will stay despite Real Madrid interest

Liverpool are not concerned that Sadio Mane will leave for Real Madrid despite interest in his signature, El Mundo Deportivo cite The Athletic as saying.
Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.

Coronavirus: Abedi Pele pays tribute to Pape Diouf

Three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele has released a statement paying tribute to Pape Diouf.
Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.

Former Marseille president dies of coronavirus

Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus hits Senegal holy city ahead of religious event

A novel coronavirus case has been confirmed in the central Senegalese city of Touba, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday, ahead of a large religious gathering planned there later this month.

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