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  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:48

    Tanzania opposition names presidential candidate who survived shooting

    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A politician who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt will challenge Tanzania’s president in October elections, his party said as rights groups voiced concern about increasing repression ahead of the polls.

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  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:22

    Uganda's tough approach curbs COVID, even as Africa nears one million cases

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s crumbling public hospitals, doctors’ strikes and corruption scandals make its success in the fight against the new coronavirus all the more unlikely.

  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:26

    South African anti-corruption watchdog probes COVID-19 tenders

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog said on Monday it was investigating irregularities in government tenders during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:22

    Hair scavenged from Nairobi dump ends up in salon amid COVID-19 pandemic

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Stylist Julia Wanja picks her way delicately through piles of food waste, discarded masks, rubber gloves and other rubbish at Nairobi’s Dandora dumpsite, looking for used hair extensions she can clean and resell to customers.

  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:17

    Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.

  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:13

    Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call, source says

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s president phoned his Turkish counterpart last month to secure the return of a fugitive military official who fled Algeria days after its powerful army chief died in December, a top Algerian security source said.

  • Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:10

    After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state "chokehold"

    HARARE (Reuters) - A prize-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold” as they endured an economic emergency.

  • 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.