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Kenya imposes new lockdown – What are the restrictions?

africanews– Kenya has imposed a new lockdown to combat a surge in coronavirus infections. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced a ban on all inland travel in the capital Nairobi and out four other counties. Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate has jumped from 2% to 22% between January
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Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation commission presents new findings

africanews– Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) presented on Friday the results of its activities in Bururi, in the south of the east African state where Investigations, hearings and exhumations of victims of the 1972 ethnic crisis have been going on. President of the TRC, Pierre Claver Ndayicariye said “the TRC has verified 68 mass
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South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

africanews– King Goodwill Zwelithini, the traditional leader of South Africa’s Zulu nation, has died aged 72 after being hospitalized for more than a month, his family announced Friday. Zwelithini had health problems related to diabetes, according to local news reports. Zwelithini, the eighth Zulu king, reigned for more than 50 years, making him the
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Nigerian security forces tracking Kagara students’ kidnappers

africanews– Nigerian security forces on Thursday said they were tracking the armed gang that kidnapped more than 40 people from a school a day earlier, as families and a survivor described how students fled gunfire during the early morning attack. The kidnapping in Kagara in central Niger state was the latest mass abduction in Nigeria, […]
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Tshisekedi names Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde new DRC prime minister

africanews– Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi appointed Monday Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde as Prime Minister. Mr. Sama Lukonde Kyenge, 43, was until Monday the General Director of the state mining company Gécamines (General Quarries and Mines), the country’s mining flagship project, a position to which he was appointed by Tshisekedi in June 2019. Lukonde was
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Ghana Suspends Parliament Amid A Surge In COVID-19 Cases

republicworld– Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in COVID-19 cases among parliament members and staff. Speaker Alban Bagbin announced the suspension late Tuesday, saying that at least 17 members of parliament and 151 staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus. He has urged lawmakers and other parliament staffers
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Locals Share the Horrors of Darfur’s Most Recent Inter-ethnic Conflict

africanew– Violence erupted on January 18 in the village of Twail Saadoun in South Darfur, Sudan when members of the Rizeigat Arab tribe attacked the Fallata in an inter-ethnic clash. The attack resulted in the deaths of around 60 people and left dozens wounded from the Fallata — the self-identified marginalised minority, which has suffered […]