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Burundi changes tack, declares war on Covid-19

Burundi’s new President Evariste Ndayishimiye (pictured) has declared coronavirus the country’s “biggest enemy”, in a major about-turn for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the virus. Former president Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly last month, and even Ndayishimiye himself, had until now downplayed the gravity of the …

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7 INJURED IN CAR BOMBING AT MOGADISHU PORT

Witnesses said officers opened fire on the vehicle after it failed to stop at the police checkpoint. FILE: A member of Somalia’s security services patrols the scene of a suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu. Picture: AFP MOGADISHU – At least seven people were wounded on Saturday as police shot …

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South Africa to keep 20,000 soldiers on COVID-19 duty until September

Soldiers on patrol interrogates a resident amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Diepsloot, a shantytown north of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed parliament of his decision to extend the deployment of 20,000 soldiers, a drop from …

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Italy to take in 180 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

180 migrants rescued in Mediterranean 180 migrants rescued in Mediterranean The Ocean Viking is now heading for the port where the migrants will be transferred to government-chartered ship the Moby Zaza for 14 days of quarantine Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in …

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