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  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:59

    'Traumatized' Africans stranded by coronavirus plead to be brought home

    MUKONO, Uganda/YAOUNDE - When Margaret Ntale Namusisi’s three daughters called her in Uganda to say they were being quarantined at their university in Wuhan, China, because of the coronavirus outbreak, she sent money and told them: “Run very fast and do shopping.”

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  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:39

    Lesotho PM misses court date over wife's death

    MASERU - Lesotho?s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane had not turned up for a court appearance over his wife?s death two hours after the hearing was meant to start on Friday, and police said they were unsure of his whereabouts.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:32

    Zimbabwe gov't invites applications for digital television, community radio licenses

    HARARE-- The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on Thursday invited applications for broadcasting service licenses as government moves to further open up the airwaves.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:26

    Egypt court sentences 16 to 7-25 years over 2013 violence

    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 16 people to seven to 25 years in jail for committing acts of violence following the ouster of a former Islamist president in July 2013, Egyptian state media reported.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:17

    South Sudan president to reappoint rebel leader Machar in unity gov't

    JUBA-- South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Thursday he will reappoint opposition leader Riek Machar on Friday as First Vice President.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:15

    AU hands over new police station to enhance security in Somalia

    MOGADISHU-- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it has handed over a new police station to Somali forces to help boost security in Beletweyne, central part of the country.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:12

    Hunger could threaten over half population in South Sudan: UN

    JUBA -- At least 6.5 million people in South Sudan, or more than half of the population, could face acute food insecurity at the height of this hunger season between May and July, three UN agencies and the government warned Thursday.

  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:09

    AU chair welcomes breakthrough agreement to form unity government in S. Sudan

    CAPE TOWN -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) chair, welcomed on Thursday an agreement between conflicting parties in South Sudan to form a coalition government on Feb. 22.

  • Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:27

    Over 3 million people in Niger need urgent aid, says UNICEF

    NIAMEI-Nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance in the West African country, UNICEF said in a statement on Wednesday.