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AU strongly condemns violence in Nigeria

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday strongly condemned the violence that erupted on Tuesday during protests in...
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African women enjoying increasing participation in politics – AU

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The African continent has achieved major milestones in women's participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has...
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Fifth session of Ghana-Switzerland Political Consultations held

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The Fifth session of the Ghana and Switzerland Political Consultations has been held, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional...
African Union

AU calls for urgent collection of illicit arms in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Saturday disclosed an urgent need to collect illicit weapons in possession of civilians in Africa as an estimated...
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African Court begins 58th Ordinary Session

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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right will begin its 58th Ordinary Session from Monday, August 31, to Friday, September 25, 2020 in...
African Union

AU says COVID-19 exacerbates Africa’s already dire revenue situation

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already dire tax revenue situation across the...

Former AU Ambassador commends overlord of Asebu Kingdom

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Dr. Arikana Chimbohori-Quao, the former African Union (AU) Ambassador to the United States has commended King Okatakyi Professor Amanfi VII, overlord of ...
LUSAKA, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chitalu Chilufya (C), Zambian Minister of Health addresses the press in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, March 17, 2020. The Zambian government announced Tuesday that it was closing all schools in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although Zambia has not recorded any COVID-19 case, the government has heightened its preparedness and surveillance against the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Zambia calls for strong regulations against counterfeit medicines

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African countries need to implement strong regulatory frameworks against illicit, fake and counterfeit medicines that have flooded the continent, a Zambian government official...
Covid

Africa CDC urges avoiding prevention fatigue amid easing lockdowns

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has urged the continent to avoid coronavirus "prevention fatigue." The urgent call was made by...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.15 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,148,849 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,664, the Africa Centers...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita walks into a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

France says its military operation continues in Mali

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The military operation by the French forces continues in Mali, Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly said on Thursday, two days after a...

Namibia condemns military coup d’etat in Mali

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Namibia condemns the coup d'etat undertaken by elements of the military in Mali on Tuesday, the country's Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation said...
Covid Re Testing

Africa CDC calls for boosting COVID-19 surveillance, testing, care for people

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday urged African governments to rapidly scale up surveillance, testing, contact tracing...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.13 mln: Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,136,246 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,289, the Africa Centers...
Cyril Ramaphosa

AU chairperson condemns unconstitutional change of government in Mali

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) Chairperson, on Wednesday condemned the unconstitutional change of government in Mali. In a...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita washes his hands after arriving at a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Canada condemns coup d’etat in Mali

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday that Canada condemns the coup d'etat in Mali. "Canada strongly condemns the coup d'etat...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 1.13 million

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,128, 245 as the death toll rose to 25,884, the Africa Centers for Disease...
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FIFA teams up with African Union, WHO and CAF to promote campaign against domestic...

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FIFA is joining forces with the African Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to jointly address the...
African Union (AU)

Increased attacks not to affect efforts to stabilize Somalia

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The African Union and the UN on Monday condemned Sunday's hotel bombing in Mogadishu which killed at least 16 people, saying the attack will...
Africa Map

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.07 mln amid call for strong collaboration

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Thursday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,073,788...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 tally pass 1.05 million as death toll surges to 23,582

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,055,964...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president: government must strengthen women’s role in economy

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Marking Women's Day on Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said broadening women's economic participation and ensuring their financial independence could be crucial in...
Africa Map

Africa’s COVID-19 cases approach 1 million amid call to contain rapid infection rate

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Thursday revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases across the African continent surged...
Covid

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 976,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 976,028 on Wednesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and...
Africa Map

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 900,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 908,931 on Friday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 890,000 mark: Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 891,199 on Thursday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
African Union

AU commends China for continued support to building Africa’s capacity of disease control, prevention

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The African Union (AU) has highly commended China for the country's continued support and assistance to Africa's capacity building endeavors in disease control and...

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 860,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 859,237 on Tuesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases pass 828,214

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 828,214 on Sunday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 810,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 810,008 on Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...