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Authorities in Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Kenya have reported outbreaks in their prisons.

Africa’s prison population of more than one million is especially vulnerable because of overcrowding, malnutrition and limited healthcare, health experts say. Patchy testing and reporting have frustrated efforts to track and contain its spread

“This is a ticking time bomb. Prisons in Africa are already struggling to provide the most elementary standards of sanitation,” said Catherine Heard, director of the World Prison Research Programme at ICPR.

Ghanaian activists sue government to save forest from mine

Zambian health minister's corruption trial delayed by a week

Mali president offers concessions to end political stalemate

Uganda’s central Bank (BoU) has threatened to cap the interest that commercial banks can charge borrowers, after the industry failed to reduce loan rates in response to cuts in benchmark rates, according to a letter from its governor.

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast's prime minister, has died just months before the election that could have thrust him into the presidency. @D_J_Doyle  reports.

Air Namibia allowed to fly again after court suspends licence cancellation

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Comedians across Nigeria are hoping laughter could be the best medicine, as they work coronavirus health advice into their routines. Angela Ukomadu reports.

Moi, Kenyan strongman who presided over rampant graft, dies

The failure of #Nigeria ’s president to appoint a cabinet four months after winning a second term has stymied the country’s stock market, prompted foreign investors to trim holdings and threatened growth prospects for Africa’s largest economy.

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Zimbabwe summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare on Monday after a senior White House official said the country was among “foreign adversaries” using the unrest over the death of George Floyd to interfere in U.S. affairs.

#Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in #Nigeria  - sources

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. @ebiryabarema  reports.

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BREAKING NEWS: #Sudan 's Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council - provincial minister to Al Hadath TV

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BREAKING: #Zimbabwe  opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa - MDC party vice-president

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