Guinea’s ruling party has proposed the current President, Alpha Conde, as its candidate in the soon to be held elections. The announcement was made by the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) delegates at a convention in the country’s capital, Conakry. Conde would be running for a third term.
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens others wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the eastern part of Burkina Faso. The attack took place in a cattle market according to a government statement. The governor called on the residents to cooperate with the military so as to help in bringing the perpetrators to book.
As coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 1 million, experts are worried that the numbers don’t reflect the true picture. They have argued that Africa lacks comprehensive testing for the virus. South Africa, with more than half of the cases in the continent, has been commended for carrying out widespread testing.
The Coronavirus continues to be on the forefront of the news around the world. Currently, there are over 19.5 million infected and over 724,000 deaths around the globe. The numbers continue to climb, with no cure in sight. Many labs are working tirelessly to create a vaccine and better utilize existing drugs to treat patients.
Mozambique is set to go for another 30 day state of emergency, beginning Friday due to the novel coronavirus. President Filipe Nyusi made the announcement on Wednesday as he revealed a plan to ease restrictions in the coming days. He added that the actions are critical in containment of the virus.
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After human rights activists reported arrests of dissidents, Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa targeted his critics. Mnangagwa has called the main opposition party “terrorists,” and vowed to crackdown on dissent. Security forces have arrested several opposition members and government critics.
Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile is underway, raising speculation that it could lead to a “water war.” The dam is undoubtedly a source of tension between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. War itself, however, is extremely unlikely, between any of the three countries.
Political tensions continue to soar in Mali as protesters are set to take to the streets once again. The leaders of the June 5 Movement have been urging citizens to return to the streets. The group had halted the demonstrations in honor of the three day Eid ul-Adha holiday that began on Friday last week.
Pope Francis has today asked the international community to step in and help Lebanon overcome the serious crisis caused by Tuesday’s explosions. The same plea for help was made by the Lebanese government, and several countries have already responded to the calls for help.
The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has today vowed to deal with the opposition by “flushing” them out. A visibly angered Mnangagwa has described the main opposition party as “terrorist,” and vowed to continue cracking down on his opponents.
On Monday, 18 government officers working for the Ministry of Devolution in Kenya were asked to leave the office and isolate alone for two weeks as the country was heavily hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The test was conducted on July 23 with 128 samples and 18 samples were positive.
The temperature of the general election has risen sharply in Tanzania, with major political parties closing in on candidates for various positions, including the presidency and the legislature. Starting yesterday, the leaders of two opposition parties started internal meetings.
Tanzanian President, Dr. John Magufuli, said the country will continue its good relations with the United States and Vietnam. A press release issued by the Directorate of Communications at the State House, Dar es Salaam, yesterday said President Dr. Magufuli received the credentials of two ambassadors appointed to represent their countries in Tanzania.
South Africa has recorded more than 500,000 cases of the coronavirus. The death toll in the country stands at 8,153. The country leads in Africa, a continent that is fast approaching the 1 million mark in terms of cases of the virus, and is the hardest hit, since it accounts for half of Africa’s cases.
Recent data revealed that the number of people infected with the Coronavirus rose to about 18 million, while deaths rose to about 686,000 cases. Meanwhile, as of Saturday evening, local time, the United States counted more than 62,000 new infections with the new Coronavirus.
The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta continues to be blamed for ignoring the need to fully respect the Constitution, as the nation enters the month of commemoration of the decade since the current Constitution was adopted and ratified. On August 4, 2010, the people voted in favor of the current Constitution.
South Africa’s Ministry of Health announced today that the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has exceeded 500,000. Health Minister Zewelini Emkize explained that 10,107 new infections were confirmed every day, bringing the total to 503,290. So far, 8153 people have died.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has expressed fears over an increase in the number of people dying from COVID-19 as Kenya registered 23 deaths within 24 hours. The death toll is the highest daily total ever reported in the country since the outbreak was first reported in Kenya on March 13.
Kenyan Transport Minister James Macharia has denied any diplomatic dispute with Tanzania. He was responding to a statement from the African Union that Tanzania will not allow Kenya Airways flights to travel from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar from August 1.
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Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga was released on bail today, a day after being detained in the country’s capital, Harare, during a demonstration against corruption. The 61 year-old Dangarembga was accused by the Zimbabwean authorities of inciting violence and violating COVID-19 restrictions.
The Kenyan government has denied allegations that Chinese nationals are fleeing the country due to an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the country. Instead, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe on Friday said Chinese nationals who had left the country had made plans to travel using approved procedures.
Hours before the start of international flights, the Kenyan government announced a new guideline on the move. Speaking in Nairobi while briefing on the transmission of the COVID-19 epidemic in Kenya, Transport Minister James Macharia said Kenyan airspace would not be open to everyone.
Grenade explosions have claimed the lives of two people and wounded dozens others in Nigeria’s Borno State. The explosions hit the city early Thursday morning as people were busy with Eid ul Adha celebration preparations. According to the residents, loud explosions rocked the city forcing them to scamper for safety.
The World Food Program (WFP) today asked for aid of an additional $250 million for an “emergency operation” to combat hunger in Zimbabwe, which will likely affect 60% of the population by the end of this year. WFP says that the Coronavirus pandemic has aggravated an already serious hunger crisis in Zimbabwe.
A recent series of attacks in northern Nigeria led to the killing of some 142 people within a week, with at least 44 others being taken hostage by armed groups who continue to fuel tension and insecurity across the west African nation. The state of Kaduna continues to record the highest number of attacks
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The Sudanese government has decided to send more troops in to the Darfur region following a rise in violence. The Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, said the move is aimed at ensuring that residents are protected, especially during the ripe farming season. The force will include the army and the police.
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At least 20 people have been killed in an attack in the war-torn Darfur region in Sudan. The victims, who include children, are said to have been visiting their parcels of land in the area for the first time in many years. The attack, which took place in Aboudos, left 20 other people wounded.
The President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, on Saturday appointed Hichem Mechichi as the country’s new prime minister. In his acceptance speech, the 46-year-old new premier has promised to respond to the social and economic demands of the population, which have been the main causes of numerous protests.
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All public schools in South Africa are set to close again beginning Monday, following the continued increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. The announcement was made by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who said the closure is aimed at curbing further spread of the virus that is wreaking havoc in the country.
The U.S. military alleges that Russia has sent new military equipment to its mercenaries in the city of Sirte, in Libya. If the report is anything to go by, then Russia is in full violation of the embargo in force in the North African country. The information was released by the U.S. Army African Command (AFRICOM).
The presidents of Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, and Nigeria met this Thursday in Bamako with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as well as with leaders of the opposition, pushing for the Malian president’s resignation. However, the meetings didn’t bear fruit, and they ended without an agreement.
Benjamin Mkapa, who ruled Tanzania as President between 1995 and 2005, has died at the age of 81. Mkapa died in a hospital in the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. His death was announced today by Tanzania’s President, John Pombe Magufuli. Mkapa had been treated for an undisclosed illness.
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At least five aid workers have been executed by Islamic State militants in Nigeria. The five are said to have worked with four different aid groups, namely, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, State Emergency Management Agency, and International Rescue Committee.
Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, confirmed on Tuesday that he would once again vie in the country’s presidential elections scheduled for next year. Museveni is expected to be the standard-bearer for the National Resistance Movement, the ruling party. He will be running for a sixth consecutive term.