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Mozambique: Armed Forces Responding 'Firmly and Courageously' - Nyusi

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday declared that the Mozambican armed forces are responding firmly and courageously to the terrorist attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Reported by allAfrica

South Africa plans to resurrect flag carrier with state funds

New state airline will be created out of South African Airways, according to draft proposal Reported by FT

Kenya: BBI Constitutional Review Will End Cyclic Ethnic Violence - Kenyatta

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The impending Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional review is geared to buttress gains under 2010 Constitution and end ethnic violence, President Uhuru Kenyatta affirmed on Monday. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Manica Govt Wants Children Off the Streets

[AIM] Maputo -The government of the central Mozambican province of Manica has expressed concern at the presence of children on the streets, often involved in petty trade, in violation of the emergency measures decreed by the government to face the Covid-19 pandemic. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Don't Panic Over Rising Cases - WHO

[The Herald] There is no need for Zimbabweans to panic over the spike in confirmed Covid-19 cases, but citizens must continue observing basic hygiene and social distancing recommended by public health experts, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Reported by allAfrica

East Africa: Pandemic Bond - EA States to Access Up to $15m From World Bank

[East African] East African states will access up to $15 million each in grants from the World Bank once the global lender starts payouts from its controversial pandemic bonds, which are meant to support poor nations in the event of infectious disease outbreaks. Reported by allAfrica

Africa: Littered With Senseless Loans, Africa's Path Leads to Recolonisation

[East African] Last week I was reading about a lucky Spanish woman - a centenarian who survived the great flu of 1918 and recently recovered from Covid-19. But then I realised millions of us in Africa do not have to be envious of her. For if you were born before 1979 when Zimbabwe became ... Reported by allAfrica

Odion Ighalo: Manchester United extend striker's loan to January

Shanghai Shenhua and Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo extends his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021. Reported by BBC News

Nigeria: Our Role in Recovery of U.S.$55 Billion From Oil Firms - Trobell

[Daily Trust] An oil and gas consultancy firm, Trobell International Limited, has explained how it helped the Federal Government recover over $55bn in unpaid royalties from international oil companies operating in Nigeria. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Optimistic of 5 Million Members

[The Herald] Zanu-PF remains confident of reaching the five million membership mark by 2023, despite the Covid-19 pandemic that has slowed down the movement of some of its programmes. Reported by allAfrica

Sierra Leone: COVID-19 - Sierra Leone Records High COVID-19 Recoveries

[East African] Despite increasing number of new Covid-19 cases and amidst dwindling public trust in the system, the latest figures in Sierra Leone show a high recovery rate compared to the number of infections. Reported by allAfrica

Africa: Higher Education Budgets Key to Securing Africa's Future After COVID-19

[allAfrica] On June 8, South Africa's schools are expected to reopen their doors to grade 7 and 12 students, who have lost over two months of critical classroom instruction due to COVID-19. The first in a phased reopening, which has been pushed back from its initial date of June 1, has evoked ... Reported by allAfrica

Congo-Kinshasa: MPs Vote Out Tshisekedi's Ally From House

[East African] Democratic Republic of Congo Parliament has voted out Jean-Marc Kabund as the first vice-president of the National Assembly of the country. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Another Ten COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene, announced on Sunday that a further ten people have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease Covid-19. Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: President Buhari May Ease Restrictions Today

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, yesterday, met to consider the request by some section of the country to reopen worship centers. Reported by allAfrica

Coronavirus: South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale

People were banned from buying it as part of efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. Reported by BBC News

Zimbabwe: Sacked Opposition MPs to Rope in Voters in Bid to Fight Expulsion

[New Zimbabwe] Sacked MDC Alliance MPs are planning to rope in voters in a pending class-action suit against parliament. Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: States May Decide On Reopening of Schools, Businesses, Says PTF

[This Day] Abuja and Lagos -The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow states to decide on the reopening of schools, businesses and worship centres shut since March as part of the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Reported by allAfrica

South Africa: MSF Opens New COVID-19 Khayelitsha Field Hospital in Partnership With the Dept of Health

[MSF] 60-bed facility to offer care for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients within the community Reported by allAfrica

Botswana: HIV+ Zimbabweans' Lives in Danger As Lockdown Cuts Drug Supplies

[New Zimbabwe] HIV positive Zimbabweans living in countries such as South Africa and Botswana face health-related challenges due to failure to access their anti-retroviral therapy because of travel restrictions imposed under the neighbours' lockdowns. Reported by allAfrica

Sudan: FM Calls for Dialogue to Address Border Clashes

[SNA] Khartoum -The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, on Sunday, expressed deep concern over what it termed as" May.28 incident "along the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders, expressing condolence and deep sympathy with the families of the victims in the two countries. Reported by allAfrica

Botswana: About 1000 Wildebeests to Be Translocated

[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Thirty black wildebeests have been translocated from Gasita/Lerolwane farming fields to Khutse Game Reserve in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where they will ultimately be released into their new home. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Grave-Site Visit - Mwonzora Dismisses Chamisa 'Witching' Plot

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora Sunday dismissed social media claims the faction led by Thokozani Khupe was plotting to "bewitch" MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa following their surprise visit to late founding party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's grave weekend. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: U.S. Accuses Zimbabwe Of Trying To Exploit Protests Over Police Killing of Black Man

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe is one of the three American adversaries gloating over the riotous situation sparked by last week's police killing of a black American, a top American politician has said. Reported by allAfrica

Kenya: They Wouldn't Let Me Defend Myself, Says Demoted Researcher

[Nation] Dr Joel Lutomiah, the Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Virus Research director who was demoted over alleged failure to release Covid-19 test results to the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, on Friday told a parliamentary committee that he was condemned unheard. Reported by allAfrica

Mali: Germany Extends Troop Deployment in Mali

[DW] Germany's troop deployment to Mali has been extended until 2021 under a mandate approved by the Bundestag. The Berlin government says the fight against jihadists in the Sahel is "very acute." Reported by allAfrica

Coronavirus: The South African village preparing for Covid-19

For people in South Africa's rural areas trying to protect themselves from Covid-19, hand washing in clean water isn't possible. Reported by BBC News

Russia and Turkey risk turning Libya into another Syria

Gen Haftar's forces have been beaten back from Tripoli but that does not mean peace is at hand. Reported by BBC News

South Africa: Scientists Advised Cabinet to Go to Level 1, Govt Chose Middle Ground - Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that scientists who are advising government on the response to the coronavirus crisis recommended that South Africa could move to Level 1 of the nationwide lockdown, as it had become a "blunt tool" in curbing the spread of the pandemic in the country. Reported by allAfrica

Africa: Coronavirus in Africa Tracker - How Many COVID-19 Cases & Where?

[African Arguments] Confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa: 142,092 Reported by allAfrica

South Africa: Decision to Ban Sale of Tobacco Remains Correct - Deputy Health Minister

[News24Wire] Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla has reiterated that the decision to disallow the sale of tobacco products in South Africa, in the fight against Covid-19, is a correct one. Reported by allAfrica

Nigerian artist aims to inspire through graffiti

A Nigerian graffiti artist is aiming to inspire youths in his area through graffiti art in a Lagos suburb. Reported by SBS

Uganda: Uganda Backs Out of Compulsory Use of Container Port in Naivasha

[East African] Uganda has backed out of a deal that requires all goods imported through Kenya with final destinations being neighbouring land-locked countries be transported on the standard gauge railway. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: The State of Voter Registration in Zimbabwe

[Zimbabwe Standard] Various civil society organisations (CSOs) acknowledged that the voter registration process in 2000 was better than that of the previous elections though some irregularities were noted. According to the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), the registration process was ... Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: Edo Assembly Crisis Robs Constituents of Representation

[Daily Trust] June 17, 2020, will be a year since the Edo State House of Assembly was inaugurated. Reported by allAfrica

East Africa: EAC Charts Strategy On Tackling COVID-19

[Daily News] A JOINT East African Community (EAC) response against the Covid-19 pandemic is being prepared by regional civil society and private sector organisations, to facilitate life returning back to normal. Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: Renewed Killings - How Katsina, Bandits' Peace Deal Collapsed

[Vanguard] ... State govt reads riot act, security experts blame administration Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: INEC to Test Elections During COVID-19 in Nine States

[This Day] -Studying situations in other countries like Mali, S'Korea Reported by allAfrica


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