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  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:17

    Congo central bank keeps 2020 economic growth forecast at -2.4%

    (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s central bank kept its 2020 economic growth forecast unchanged at -2.4% because of the uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:09

    Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021, watchdog says

    IGANGA, Uganda (Reuters) - - Uganda’s security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the 34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year, a watchdog told Reuters.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:07

    Skin whitening creams remain online despite mercury findings

    LONDON (Reuters) - Skin-whitening creams identified as containing potentially dangerous levels of mercury continue to be sold online more than seven months after a watchdog group raised the alarm, including on platforms run by eBay, Amazon.com and Alibaba, a Reuters review of the sites shows.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:01

    Nigeria suspends anti-graft chief -attorney general's office

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has suspended its anti-corruption chief pending the conclusion of investigations, the attorney general’s office said on Friday, without elaborating.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:59

    Ethiopia arrests suspects in the killing of popular singer

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian authorities said on Friday they had arrested two suspects over the killing of a popular political singer, whose death last week sparked protests in which 166 people were killed.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:56

    Mali opposition says headquarters raided after mass protest

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali’s opposition coalition said security forces had raided its headquarters on Saturday in the wake of violent protests against the president that saw the temporary occupation of state buildings and the arrest of a protest leader.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:54

    Congo justice minister resigns after judicial reform dispute

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda tendered his resignation on Saturday in the wake of a dispute with the president over proposed laws that would give politicians more control over criminal prosecutions.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:50

    Five killed in attack on South African church, hostages freed

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Five people were killed in an attack on a church west of Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday, South African police said, with some of the attackers taking hostages who were later freed.

  • Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:31

    Africa could have COVID-19 vaccine in Q1 if human trials work: S.Africa trial lead

    JOHANNESBURG - Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading the trials said on Thursday.