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Covid-19: Tunisia orders nationwide lockdown to prevent spread

Tunisia's government has ordered a four-day nationwide lockdown effective Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi told reporters...

Malawi declares state of disaster after two ministers died of Covid-19

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of disaster in the country following the death of two cabinet ministers from Covid-19. Malawi's transport minister...

Uganda blocks social media ahead of crucial election

Uganda's telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of social media ahead of Thursday's crucial election. In a letter to the telecommunication...

Malawi’s local government minister dies after Covid-19 infection

Malawi's Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama has died after getting Covid-19, according to government officials. Government officials have confirmed the death of Belekanyama who was...

Ghana finally sets new date for funeral of ex-president Rawlings

Ghana's government has announced new dates for funeral and burial services for ex-Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings. The former president will now be laid in state...

South Africa closes border as Covid-19 cases rise

South Africa’s has announced the closure of its borders till February 15 to curb the spread of coronavirus. In a televised address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of infections...

Ugandan police chief says journalists are beaten for their own safety

Uganda's Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has said that beating up journalists in the line of their duties is for their own...

Zimbabwe’s President questions US democratic credentials after riots

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has questioned the democratic credentials of the US following the violent protests which killed at least four people. The riots occurred after supporters...

Zambians angry over supply of faulty condoms and gloves

Zambians have expressed outrage over the supply of defective condoms and sterile gloves. A parliamentary committee has heard how a local company Honey Bee supplied...

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo sworn in for second term

Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in for a second term in office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. He took the oath...

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Joe Biden takes the helm as 46th US president

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a...

Ghana: Six health workers arrested for baby harvesting

Six health care workers and five others have been arrested for baby harvesting and child trafficking in Ghana. They were arrested in a joint operation...

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19

Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died from Covid-19, according to a statement from the government. The minister died from the virus at a...

Covid-19: The stories of 300 global Black doctors’ and nurses’

A project called the THE BLACK FRONTLINE has been launched and aimed at framing the pandemic through the stories of 300 global black doctors...
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