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Coronavirus: The world needs to learn from the Ebola fight

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who made history as Africa’s first elected female president, led Liberia for 12 years including during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 people in her country. The BBC asked the Nobel Peace Laureate for her reflections on the current coronavirus crisis. Dear fellow citizens of …

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Three soldiers killed in Burkina Faso bomb attack

A homemade bomb killed three soldiers in north-west Burkina Faso on Sunday. The attack happened after a patrol vehicle jumped on a mine in Gomboro in the Sourou province, according to Le Faso news website. Two soldiers died on the spot while the third one succumbed to injuries while being …

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Coronavirus: Accra, Kumasi locked down

Restriction of movements in some parts of Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi is in full force for two weeks, as a way of controlling the spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus in Ghana. These areas are described by the Ghana Health Service as the epicenters, where substantial numbers of the …

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Prayer moves online for people across Africa

With many countries in Africa now banning religious gatherings in order to slow the spread of coronavirus, Christian worshippers turned to online or televised services on Sunday. The continent has some of the world’s most committed Christians, according to a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center, and the inability …

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