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Senegal president threatens to close borders as COVID cases soar

Senegal's President Macky Sall threatened on Friday to close the borders and re-impose a state of emergency after the country registered a new record...

Residents count cost as South Africa looting starts to die down

South Africans counted the cost of an orgy of arson and looting that has destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed at least 70 people...

South African crowds rampage, hospital operations disrupted

Crowds looted shops and offices in South Africa on Wednesday, defying government calls to end a week of violence that has killed more than...

Looting, arson before hearing of South Africa’s former leader Zuma

Supporters of South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma looted shops and set fire to a mall on Monday, before a court hearing in which...

Algerian prime minister infected with COVID-19 – state TV

Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane is infected with COVID-19, Algerian state TV said on Saturday. The prime minister, who had just formed his...

Ethiopia PM Abiy’s party wins landslide victory in election

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia's parliamentary election, the election board said on Saturday, a victory that assures...

Libya closes borders with Tunisia for a week due to rise in coronavirus cases

Libya's new unity government on Thursday announced it was closing its borders with Tunisia for a week due to the rise in coronavirus cases...

India, Gambia sign MoU to strengthen bilateral ties

(IANS): India and Gambia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strengthening and promoting bilateral cooperation between the two countries in personnel administration...

Zimbabwe army commander dies from cancer – presidential spokesman

Zimbabwe's army commander died early on Thursday after succumbing to cancer, the presidential spokesman said. The army holds an outsized influence in Zimbabwean politics. In...

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