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    Large turnout as Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19

Large turnout as Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19

Many voters have turned out as Burundi holds a presidential election amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it has 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the country resolved to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings. Last week, the government expelled officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) after criticism that all political parties were holding rallies despite the outbreak. Seven [...]

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    Some African countries still keep 50% of their reserves in France, says former AU envoy

Some African countries still keep 50% of their reserves in France, says former AU envoy

Arikana Chihombori- Quao, the immediate past African Union representative to the US, says some African countries still have 50 percent of their reserves with the Central Bank of France. In December 1945, the CFA franc – originally the French African Colonial franc – was officially created  by a decree of General de Gaulle. According to multiple policy papers, the colonial currency was [...]

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    Brazil records 1,179 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Brazil records 1,179 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

The number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day in Brazil has risen above the 1,000 mark within 24 hours. The country recorded 1,179 deaths on Tuesday, according to the Brazil health ministry. This is the highest daily toll recorded in the country since May 12 when 881 patients died of the disease. With 271,885 patients, Brazil is currently the fourth country in [...]

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    COVID-19: Rwanda takes delivery of robots that can screen ‘150 people per minute’

COVID-19: Rwanda takes delivery of robots that can screen ‘150 people per minute’

Five humanoid robots have been delivered to Rwanda to assist in both patient screening and delivery of foods and drugs to those suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. According to BBC, Daniel Ngamije, the country's health minister, who broke the news on Tuesday, said the move is aimed at reducing the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients. He [...]

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    EXTRA: Cameroonian pastor who claimed he could ‘cure COVID-19’ dies from the virus

EXTRA: Cameroonian pastor who claimed he could ‘cure COVID-19’ dies from the virus

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    Trump asks WHO to reform in 30 days or face permanent funding cut

Trump asks WHO to reform in 30 days or face permanent funding cut

US President Donald Trump has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform within 30 days or face a permanent funding cut from his country. Trump has since ordered a temporary funding cut to WHO, blaming it for the global spread of COVID-19. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had said China blocked WHO from sounding the alarm on the disease in [...]

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    UK sanctions Oyakhilome’s TV station over claim linking COVID-19 to 5G

UK sanctions Oyakhilome’s TV station over claim linking COVID-19 to 5G

Ofcom, UK broadcasting authority, has sanctioned Loveworld Television Network, a station owned by the church overseen by Chris Oyakhilome. Oyakhilome, founder and president of Loveworld Incorporated, had claimed that COVID-19 was caused by the 5G technology but TheCable found this claim to be false. In a bulletin on Monday, Ofcom said the claims were "harmful statements" which were not presented "with due accuracy." The [...]

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    COVID-19: Italian churches, bars reopen as European countries relax restrictions

COVID-19: Italian churches, bars reopen as European countries relax restrictions

Churches have been allowed to reopen in Italy alongside restaurants, bars, cafes, hairdressers and other businesses after more than two months of national lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Restrictions had been enforced in March but, as the spread of the virus continued to slow down, Giuseppe Conte, Italy's prime minister, recently announced that the country would take a "calculated risk" to resume activities. According [...]

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    Madagascar records first COVID-19 death

Madagascar records first COVID-19 death

A 57-year-old man, who developed complications after testing positive for COVID-19, has died in Toamasina, a city in Madagascar. Hanta Vololontiana, spokesperson for the coronavirus operational command centre, confirmed the development on Sunday, stating that the man died on Saturday. Two other people who are also down with severe complications are "still in intensive care". Twenty-one new cases were confirmed in the East [...]

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    COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll drops to 87 — lowest in two months

COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll drops to 87 — lowest in two months

Spain has recorded less than 100 deaths from COVID-19 complications, the least casualty figure from the disease in the country in two months. The country’s ministry of health said on Saturday that 87 people died from COVID-19 complications in the past 24 hours, with another 421 infected. The new deaths are the lowest tally since March 16 when the country announced a [...]

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