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Coronavirus: Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba died ‘alone and scared’

Cooped up in an isolation ward, a young Zimbabwean man who had been diagnosed with Covid-19, pleaded with his family for help. Thirty-year-old Zororo Makamba was “alone and scared”, according to his older brother who spoke to Zimbabwe’s privately owned Daily News newspaper. Makamba was being treated in the Wilkins Hospital, designated as the main isolation facility for coronavirus patients …

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South Africa struggles with lockdown as it records first coronavirus death

Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africa’s struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday, as the country recorded its first Coronavirus death. In the poor township of Alexandra near Johannesburg’s financial district, a group of men drank openly in the street until police intervened and ordered the supermarkets to close. “How can you stay home without food? …

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Cameroon streets crowded despite Coronavirus scare

Despite preventive messages and recommendations announced by the Cameroonian government in dealing with the rising cases of the new coronavirus, many are not adhering to these measures. Notwithstanding the ban of more than 50 people at public places, this is not the case in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala. Few respect the hygiene rules announced by authorities in an effort to …

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‘Dumping passengers in Ghana was to embarrass FG’

The shabby treatment Nigerians who boarded foreign airlines from their respective destinations to Lagos got in the last two weeks has once again brought to the fore the urgent need to support domestic airlines who are already doing international flight and encourage those who are yet to, to commence international operations. More than 1,500 Nigerians were stranded in Accra, Ghana …

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President Kagame honours national heroes

President Paul Kagame, on Saturday, laid a wreath in honor of Rwanda’s national heroes at the National Heroes Mausoleum in Remera, Kigali during the 26th anniversary of the National Heroes Day. Kagame honored the heroes alongside government officials and the Dean of the diplomatic corps, Amb. Guy Nestor Itou of the Republic of Congo. The day was observed under the …

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Defiant Chaka Chaka says she will ‘return to Uganda and perform’

Celebrated South African musician and global children’s ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka says she will come back to Uganda and perform, following her controversial departure from the East African nation on the eve of New Year’s Day. ‘‘I can assure you. I will come back to Uganda and perform. This is my motherland,’‘ Chaka Chaka tweeted. She went on to reiterate …

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Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote ends the year US$4.3 billion better off

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg …

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Ivory Coast says presidential candidate Soro plotted a coup

Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader in Ivory Coast and a candidate in next year’s presidential election, could face life in prison over an alleged coup plot that involved amassing weapons, the country’s public prosecutor said on Thursday. The Ivorian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Soro on Monday, prompting him to call off a planned homecoming after months overseas. …

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Liberia’s President Weah lashes out at former Vice President

President George M. Weah addressing wide range of national issues confronting the country on Friday, December 20, 2019 tongue-lashed former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai pointing out that his time (political relevance)is gone; and inciting people to oust his government is no need because he had 12 years and messed up things that “we are catching hell and tough time …

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Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wine

Eight people died and hundreds were taken to hospitals in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine believed to contain high levels of methanol, authorities said Monday. The victims all attended gatherings over the weekend in the town of Rizal, southeast of Manila, and complained of stomach pains after drinking the wine, known locally as “lambanog”. Nine victims are in a …

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