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Ethiopia’s indefinite postponement of polls heightens political tempers

Ethiopia's decision to postpone its August 2020 elections indefinitely has raised political temperatures in the country, as both the government and opposition parties accuse each other of attempting a...

“COVID-19 has exposed structural weaknesses in Africa’s economy.”

Former President and flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has called on Africa and African governments to dedicate themselves towards realizing the objectives of Agenda 2063 and building...

VIDEO: AU marks virtual 57th Africa Day 2020 Anniversary

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Ghana joins rest of Africa to celebrate AU Day

Today is Africa Union Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of Africa Unity, now the African Union, on May 25, 1963. The...

AU to mark virtual AU Day Celebrations

May 25th every year is celebrated as African Union (AU) Day to remember Africa's independence, freedom, and liberation from colonial imperialism. It's also marked to defend Africa's sovereignty, uphold human...

Ten South Sudan ministers test positive for coronavirus

Ten ministers in South Sudan are now confirmed to have contracted coronavirus. Information Minister Michael Makuei has told the BBC that all former members of the high-level task force on...

Remains of wanted Rwanda genocide suspect found

A United Nations war crimes prosecutor has confirmed the death of a major suspect in the Rwandan genocide. A statement said DNA tests had proved that remains found in a...

Coronavirus: Lagos to begin anti-malarial drug trials

The Nigerian authorities say trials are due to begin to see whether an anti-malarial drug is effective against the coronavirus. The Commissioner for Health in Lagos state Prof Akin Abayomi...

Egyptian employees face 1% coronavirus pay cut

The Egyptian government has announced a raft of financial measures to help pay for the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Under a new draft law every working Egyptian...

Colleges and sport to restart in Tanzania in June

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has announced that university students and final-year secondary students will return to class on 1 June. Sporting events, which have also been halted for at least...

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Africa

Rwanda in u-turn on restrictions after first death

Rwanda has reversed its planned easing of restrictions on Monday after recording the first death from coronavirus and a swift rise in new cases. Travels...

South Africa delays schools’ reopening by a week

South Africa has delayed the reopening of schools by a week to allow school administrators more time to prepare. Final year students in primary and...

World

Belgian prince contracts COVID-19 after breaking Spanish lockdown rule

Belgium's Prince Joachim contracted COVID-19 after attending a party in Spain which broke lockdown rules, the Belgian Royal Palace has confirmed. Prince Joachim, who is...

Iran declares huge jump in cases

There have been more than 3,000 new cases in the 24 hours in Iran, an unprecedented peak in the last two months. "People seem to think...