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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:15

    Zimbabwe government minister died from COVID-19

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:11

    Namibia to close schools, limit public gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge

    WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibian schools will be suspended for the second time in four months next week, while limits on public gatherings will be tightened further to 100 from 250 amid surging cases, President Hage Geingob said.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:05

    Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

    Security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange, 15 miles (24 km) from the Burundian border, where the shooting took place, the governor of South Kivu province, Theo Kasi, said in a statement.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:02

    Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

    HARARE (Reuters) - Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:59

    Nigeria's Lagos to allow places of worship to reopen - governor

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos will allow churches and mosques to resume in-person services from August 7, the state’s governor said in a press briefing on Saturday.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:55

    Ivory Coast's former PM named by Gbagbo's party as presidential candidate

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The party of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo named his one-time prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan as its candidate for the October presidential vote, ending speculation Gbagbo might return from abroad to stand.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:53

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 15 in northern Cameroon

    DOUALA (Reuters) - Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed 15 people and wounded six others in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon on Sunday, a security source and a local official told Reuters.

  • Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:50

    South Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.

  • Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:05

    Nearly 45 million people food insecure in southern Africa

    Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food-insecure as a result of drought, floods and the impact of coronavirus, the region's bloc said.