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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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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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Coronavirus: Israel evacuates 274 nationals from Nigeria

Israel evacuated 274 of its citizens from Nigeria on Sunday. The move was connected to the exploding cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Israelis were evacuated via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Tel-Aviv, Israel. The flight, operated with the Air Peace’s …

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South African workers freed from mask-making factory

The authorities in the South African city of Durban have freed 14 workers who had been “locked up in a [mask-making] factory since Monday”, a local government minister said. They also arrested the owner of the business. The workers “were forced to manufacture hundreds of masks to meet the demand …

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Mali goes to the polls despite coronavirus fears

Malians are voting in long-delayed parliamentary elections a day after the country’s first coronavirus death. The poll has also been overshadowed by Wednesday’s kidnapping of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé by suspected Islamist militants. The elections were supposed to have taken place in 2018, but have been put off a number …

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VIDEO: How panic buying is exposing more Ghanaians to coronavirus

It was expected, mostly because it had been rumored largely throughout the week; a possible lockdown by government in the face of the dreaded coronavirus. Many citizens sat, glued to their television sets , awaiting another address by his Excellency the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Friday evening. Soon it …

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50 houses destroyed as bomb goes off in Ondo

Over 50 houses, including a church, have been destroyed by a bomb that exploded at about 12midnight at Eleyewo in Akure North local government. The bomb was said to being conveyed by a lorry. Security operatives have condoned off the area. It was gathered that the vehicle conveying the bomb …

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Speaker orders Mahama Ayariga into self-isolation

Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bawku Central Constituency, Mahama Ayariga, has been asked by the Speaker of Parliament to go into self-isolation and keep away from the precincts of Parliament until after March 27, 2020. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, who gave the directive, said the MP was required to observe the …

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