Police in Zimbabwe arrested several leaders of the main opposition party, MDC, on Friday who wanted to evict a rival faction that currently occupies the movement’s headquarters in the country’s capital, Harare. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has been divided since the death of its founder, the country’s then-opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, two years ago.
Thousands of refugees have been forced to flee after a devastating jihadist attack in Intikane camp in Niger that left three people dead. Most of them opted for Tlemces, which is about 27 kilometers from Intikane. The refugee camp is home to about 20,000 Malian refugees and 15,000 internally displaced Niger citizens.
The forces of the Tripoli government, also known as the Government of National Accord (GNA), managed to re-seize the capital’s airport from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday. The news of the airport’s seizure was broken by the GNA’s army spokesman, Mohamed Qanunu.
Following the brutal murder George Floyd, a 44 year-old African American, by a policeman who knelt on his neck, many demonstrations have since ensued globally in protest against the beastly act. The protests are not only confined to the United States, but have since spread to various parts of the world.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a businessman in Dhaka on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis who were shot dead by their captors in Libya. A RAB director, Lt. Col. Rakibul Hasan, said the man, identified as Kamal Uddin, was arrested from Dhaka’s Shahjadpur area on Sunday night.
Two Ugandan lawmakers were arrested on Monday by the country’s police force on allegations that they mobilized protests against the re-opening of the borders with South Sudan amid a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. In particular, the protesters alleged that the new coronavirus infections are being caused by transporters crossing the Elegu border.
The recent crackdown on rebel leader General Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya has made it increasingly clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan are set to take over covert control of the country’s future. Turkey provides military assistance to support of the government in Tripoli, while Gen. Haftar’s army has several thousand Russian “mercenaries.”
The government of Burkina Faso estimates that at least 50 people lost their lives in a mere span of two days following three attacks that recently rocked the country. The first attack was reported following an ambush by the attackers on a market in the eastern village of Kompienga, killing 25 civilians on the spot.
China announced its strategy to focus on the third world countries digitalization via the use of Crypto-Yuan. Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on April 25 in Beijing. China. China Mobile is heavily involved in the Crypto-Yuan payment system and is also involved in a Facebook underwater cable initiative around Africa.
Tanzania has summoned US Ambassador Inmi Patterson in response to the recent travel advisory published by the embassy warning visitors about the high rate of coronavirus infection cases in the country. According to The Tanzanian Foreign Ministry, the information provided by the US embassy was false.
At least six people were killed in Somalia by a bomb explosion in the village of Hawa Abdi, located some 19 km northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were traveling aboard a minibus that accidentally hit a bomb hidden along a road that leads to the Somali capital, and which is often used by the nation’s government and security forces.
Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika, has accused the country’s Supreme Court of having engineered what he describes as a “judicial coup d’état” on Friday. It was his first reaction to the court’s confirmation that his re-election as head of state last year wasn’t legitimate after all.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Libya has said that 26 Bangladeshi migrants have been killed after being abducted by human traffickers. Libya’s UN-backed government says, however, that 30 migrants, including the 26 Bangladeshis, were killed by the family of a Libyan human trafficker in retaliation for his death.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to the Russian Defense and Foreign ministries to discuss with Syria the transfer of additional real estate and water areas to the Russian military. The Russian government approved the draft Protocol No. 1 to the agreement on the deployment of the Russian aviation group in Syria on August 26, 2015. After reaching an agreement with the Syrian side, the agencies must sign it on behalf of Russia. Changes are allowed to the document that do not have a fundamental character.
A court in Rwanda has sentenced one of the most wanted men in the country’s deadliest genocide to life imprisonment. “Ladislas Ntaganzwa was today sentenced to life imprisonment over genocide crimes committed during the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994,” said Harrison Mutabazi, a court spokesperson.
Kenya has reported 147 new infections and has increased the number of infected to 1,618. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said all 147 patients confirmed to be infected are Kenyan citizens, and the youngest is a one-year-old. In addition, the number of deaths has also increased by three more people, to 58 people.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared that the fight against coronavirus has been won, and the country should return back to normalcy if the number of infectious continues to remain low. The president has prevented the closure of places of worship during the epidemic and claimed that the virus cannot survive in the church.
The first marriages in Costa Rica between same-sex couples took place on Tuesday This makes Costa Rica the first Central American country to allow gay couples to marry. The wedding took place after a landmark court ruling allowing same-sex marriages to become effective in the country.
The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said on Monday that despite progress, Africa remains afflicted by poverty, violence and a lack of democratic governance. He made these remarks during the celebrations to mark the set up of the organization.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced 29 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the death toll in the country to 4,369. Koca also tweeted that 987 new cases had been confirmed, for a total of 157,814 in Turkey. The total number of patients who have recovered in Turkey has exceeded 120,000.
Burundi’s electoral commission has announced the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Evariste Ndashimiye, as the winner of the recently held presidential election in the country. Mr. Ndayishimiye was picked by the governing CNDD-FDD party after being hand-picked by the nation’s outgoing president, Pierre Nkurunzinza.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that beginning June 1 more restrictions will be eased to allow the country’s economy to run. However, he also warned the coronavirus situation is still going to get worse amid the easing of some of the lockdown measures. “The risk of a massive increase in infections is now greater than ever,” the President said.
The atmosphere of Eid Al-Fitr is different this year in almost all Arab countries. This changes the aspects and ceremonies of holidays in different countries, due to the closure restrictions and the bans imposed by the expanding coronavirus epidemic. Eid‘s Day this year is expected to be quieter.
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Three Algerian opposition activists were slammed with harsh jail sentences, lasting up to one and a half years, following the publication on Facebook of a series of posts deemed by the authorities as potentially “harmful to the national interest.” The news was released by the National Committee for the Release of Detainees (CNLD) on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sounded a warning that millions of people in the African continent could be pushed into extreme poverty because of the new coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic threatens African progress. It will aggravate long-standing inequalities and heighten hunger, malnutrition and vulnerability to disease,” Guterres said.
China officially opened a base in Djibouti in August 2017. Djibouti is a strategic country bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the approach-the entrance to the base, there is a sharp turn and exit from the road. There is an automated gate on the 90 degree turn. There are additional control points. It is almost impossible to scale the wall, as the perimeter has multi-level protection.
At least 12 soldiers were killed in an attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on a military outpost located in the southeastern region of Diffa, in Niger. The offensive took place on the night of Monday, at the Blabrine military base, and left about other ten soldiers injured.
At least twelve Nigerien soldiers have been killed after Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in Diffa region. The defense ministry said that seven militants were neutralized during the attack on Blabrine base, that also left ten soldiers wounded. Diffa is a town near the Nigerien border has experienced numerous attacks from the militant group in the recent days.
Moeketsi Majoro was sworn in as the new prime minister of Lesotho on Wednesday. The official swearing-in ceremony took place just one day after the resignation of the ex-premier, Thomas Thabane, who vacated office due to political upheavals, as well as being the chief suspect in his ex-wife’s murder.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who is said to be involved in the murder of his ex-wife, announced his resignation on Monday. “I decided to personally come and inform you that I am stepping down as prime minister of Lesotho,” Thabane said while addressing his supporters in his Abia home constituency, on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, Maseru.
Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro said Kiambu residents will be tested for Covid-19 following two people being diagnosed with the disease in Makonge, Thika. He made this clear on Saturday, following a Friday announcement from the Ministry of Health. Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Rashid Aman announced Friday that Thika, in Kiambu County, has been a “host” of Covid-19.
After seven days in institutional quarantine, the 12 Cuban doctors on duty in Angola’s Lunda-Norte province started working yesterday in the 10 municipalities in the province. The municipality of Chitato, headquarters of the province of Lunda-Norte, and home to the most people, received two doctors. Other municipalities received one specialist each.
Fifty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Kenya on Sunday, the highest daily total since the first case was discovered on March 13. In a statement sent to the media on Sunday evening, the government said the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya was 887.
Rwandan Businessman Félicien Kabuga, a fugitive who has been on the radar of international justice for many years, was finally arrested this Saturday in Paris. Mr. Kabuga is now set to face trial for having financed the 1994 Rwandan genocide. French security forces nabbed Kabuga, 84, in a dawn raid in Asnières-sur-Seine, where he had been living under a false identity.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced plans to reopen the economy soon. Going by his statement, all sporting activities will soon be allowed to resume. In his view, sports are essential because they provide entertainment. He has also said that relevant ministries have been directed not to quarantine tourists arriving into the nation.
Facebook is planning to start a project dubbed “2 Africa.” Interestingly, Facebook is going to work with China mobile, MTN from South Africa, French Orange and Vodafone. It also plans to engage local African providers. Alcatel Submarine Networks will provide the underwater cable system. Alcatel Submarine Networks is a part of the Nokia group.
Burundi has expelled the World Health Organization’s top official in the country at a time when the country is battling the coronavirus pandemic as well as preparing to go to the polls. In a letter to the WHO’s headquarters in Africa, Burundi’s Foreign Ministry said that Walter Kazadi Mulombo and three of his colleagues were declared persona non grata, and had to leave by today.
Zanzibar has received a diagnostic testing machine for Coronavirus, according to President Ali Shein’s directive to the Ministry of Health to make access to the testing machine within three months. The other two machines are expected to be received at any time, and will be received on the islands in Unguja and Pemba.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Africa has soared to 2,556 today, with more than 75,000 infections in 54 countries across the continent. The data is thanks to the latest pandemic statistics on the continent by the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
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At least 75 Boko Haram militants have been killed in two operations in south Diffa and Nigerien soil in Lake Chad region. Niger’s Defense Ministry confirmed this on Wednesday. The country’s forces are said to have killed 25 of the militants on Monday after the country’s regional force launched an offensive against the jihadists on the banks of Komadougou.
Over 140 past and present world leaders and professionals, drawn from various fields of expertise, have today signed an open letter imploring all governments across the globe to unite in finding a free vaccine against COVID-19. The move comes few days before the ministers of health of the 194 member states of the World Health Organization convene in a World Health Assembly conference, scheduled for May 18.
Children and adolescents have been seen playing every day and living in certain neighborhoods of the Angolan capital, Luanda. This is in disregard of the conditions imposed by the Presidential Decree on the State of Emergency. This is the case of Benfica, a place where the violation of social distance is increasingly frightening.
The Qatar Development Fund has sent several shipments of medical equipment to Congo, Albania, and Angola, in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Angola’s Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, expressed his thanks upon the arrival of the equipment, on a Qatar Airways aircraft, at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport.