Three Government Ministers Test Positive For COVID-19

< 1 min read Three ministers in Gambia’s government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation’s president went into self-isolation. President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive. Finance Minister Mambureh Njie, Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang and Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh “have tested positive” for the virus, the presidency said in a tweet on Sunday. Health authorities…

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ShopRite set to leave Nigerian market after 15 years

2 min read South Africa’s grocery retailer ShopRite is leaving Africa’s biggest market, Nigeria, 15 years after it opened shop in the West African country. The announcement by ShopRite came months after another South African brand, Mr Price, exited the market. International supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6% to group sales and reported 1.4% decline in sales from 2018. South African operations contributed 78%…

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Multinational force receives 47 repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

2 min read MNJTF has received 47 members of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad region. The Chief of Military Public Information MNJTF N’Djamena – Chad, Col. Timothy Antigha, in a statement on Friday, said the terrorists surrendered with their families recently in Sector 1 of the MNJTF. Antigha said that…

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Egyptian Premier League discover 18 new COVID-19 cases at Entag El-Harby

< 1 min read Egyptian Premier League side Entag El-Harby have discovered 18 new cases of coronavirus in the team after undergoing the Egyptian FA’s (EFA) mandatory swab test. In preparation for the return of the Egyptian Premier League, many teams have resumed group training sessions and have been going in closed training camps across the country. This includes Entag El-Harby, who found 18 positive corona…

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Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

< 1 min read Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, local media reported Monday. She was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. “The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning,” said public…

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‘A hell of a lot of hurt’: writers confront South Africa’s apartheid past

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A wave of new books try to deal with the murder, deception, torture and racism of a brutal regime

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Africa must adopt ‘aggressive approach’ against COVID-19

2 min read As cases increase by 24 percent in a week, top health official urges countries to increase testing and mask use African countries need to urgently ramp up their efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, a regional disease control body has said, as the number of confirmed cases in the continent exceeded half a million. The call on Thursday by John…

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon is dead

< 1 min read The Ivorian government has confirmed the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly. He died at the age of 61 in the capital Abidjan. Multiple news sites including Jeune Afrique reported the death late Wednesday citing multiple official sources. The deceased returned home last week (July 2) after a two-month absence during which period he was receiving medical treatment in France. Coulibaly is a…

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Schools in Kenya to remain closed for the rest of the year 2020

< 1 min read Primary and secondary school students in Kenya will only return to school in 2021, the Education Ministry announced on Tuesday morning. Subsequently, terminal exams for both levels – the Kenya Primary Certificate Exams, and the Kenya Secondary Certificate Exams – have also been cancelled. The decision is based on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the East African country….

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It’s not banter, it’s racism: UK students accuse universities of brushing complaints aside

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Statements supporting Black Lives Matter are meaningless without action over racist incidents, students say

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