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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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Plane carrying supplies to Japan crashes, 8 dead

A plane carrying coronavirus supplies to Japan, used by the Philippine health department, has crashed as it took off from the Manila’s airport, killing all onboard. The light aircraft was carrying eight people, including the pilot and two crew members, a doctor, a nurse, a flight medic and an American and a …

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German minister commits suicide over coronavirus crisis

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he …

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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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Royal Princess Maria Teresa dies from Coronavirus

The princess of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family in Spain, passed away at the age of 86, after contracting the virus days earlier, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced. She was born in Paris, France on July 28, 1933 to parents, Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon, who had a t …

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