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2 Madagascar lawmakers ‘die from coronavirus’

Two Malagasy lawmakers, one member of the senate and one deputy, have died after contracting coronavirus, President Andry Rajoelina is...
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2 Madagascar lawmakers ‘die from coronavirus’
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WASSCE: Nigeria won’t open schools over COVID-19 fears

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it will not be forced to reopen schools as it battles to curb the...
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WASSCE: Nigeria won’t open schools over COVID-19 fears
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Zimbabwe minister sacked for ‘inappropriate conduct’

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked his Health Minister Obadiah Moyo for “inappropriate conduct” over a $60m (£48m) medicines supply...
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Zimbabwe minister sacked for ‘inappropriate conduct’
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Guinea-Bissau leader sacks ministers

Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló has dismissed five government ministers. Ministers for defence, interior, economy, agriculture and energy were all...
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Guinea-Bissau leader sacks ministers
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Saudi Arabia bans international pilgrims for Hajj due to Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic....
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Saudi Arabia bans international pilgrims for Hajj due to Coronavirus
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Nigeria records ‘one rape every five hours’

There were 717 rapes in Nigeria between January and May this year, amounting to one rape every five hours, the...
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Nigeria records ‘one rape every five hours’
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Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian town

Nigerian police say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of...
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Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian town
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South African President Ramaphosa says outbreak will get worse

The president of South Africa has warned that the country’s coronavirus outbreak is going to get much worse, while announcing...
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South African President Ramaphosa says outbreak will get worse
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Nigeria to ease Abuja and Lagos lockdowns on 4 May

Nigeria will begin a “gradual easing” of coronavirus-related lockdowns for millions of people in its largest city Lagos and the...
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Nigeria to ease Abuja and Lagos lockdowns on 4 May
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Kenya quarantine escapees arrested in bar

Police in Kenya have arrested two people who escaped from a coronavirus quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi. They were...
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Kenya quarantine escapees arrested in bar
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