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Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals

Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals

Egypt confirmed 745 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest daily increase yet, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14,229. ...

The Gambia extends virus measures by three weeks

The Gambia extends virus measures by three weeks

Authorities in the former British colony have recorded 24 coronavirus cases to date, with one fatality. In his address, Barrow said the government "is...

World Bank approves $1bn funding for Kenya budget support

World Bank approves $1bn funding for Kenya budget support

The loan, initiated before the health crisis started, is the second ever such direct lending for the budget from the World Bank, after the...

South Africa to start phased school re-opening on June 1

South Africa to start phased school re-opening on June 1

Bigger schools will open for other grades at a later date. South Africa, the African nation worst hit by COVID-19 with 16,433 infections and...

Rwanda genocide suspect to fight extradition: lawyers

Rwanda genocide suspect to fight extradition: lawyers

He appeared Tuesday before Paris prosecutors in the first stage of a process that may see him handed over to an international court. The...

Protesters lynch policeman at troubled DR Congo cobalt hub

Protesters lynch policeman at troubled DR Congo cobalt hub

Mbangu said a police officer was "lynched and died as a result" while another was seriously hurt. He said the residents' anger was understandable....

Thomas Thabane: Lesotho’s ex-PM accused in wife’s murder

Thomas Thabane: Lesotho’s ex-PM accused in wife’s murder

But in reality, he was forced out by dramatic allegations that he played a part in the death of his wife Lipolelo. He and...

Britain, US denounce Russia’s role in Libya conflict

Britain, US denounce Russia’s role in Libya conflict

"Wagner Group activities continue to exacerbate the conflict and prolong the suffering of the Libyan people," Allen said. "For the most part, the report...

12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack: Niger

12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack: Niger

"Seven terrorists were neutralised" by Niger soldiers, the ministry said in the statement read out on public radio late Tuesday. Several violent clashes have...

Syria bans public prayers during Eid

Syria bans public prayers during Eid

The decision by the legal committee of the ministry of religious endowments was aimed at restricting the spread of the new coronavirus. Eid al-Fitr...

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