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Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on China-Africa economic relations {Business Africa}

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The impact of Covid-19 on China’s relations with Africa have been primarily economic and financial in nature, yet China’s commerce ministry is hopeful that the digital economic cooperation it has with many African countries will usher in even more rapid development

Burna Boy, the first African artist with 100 million streams from three albums- chartdata

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Burna Boy's last three albums; 'African Giant,' 'Outside' and 'Twice As Tall' had each hit 100 million according to @chartdata.

Pics of the Day: May 13, 2021.

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Pots bubbling, pans clashing. The smells are mingling in the Malian capital, Bamako, as Ramadan - the sacred month of fasting for Muslims - has just ended and believers from around the world are celebrating this special occasion with an exceptional holiday meal.

High-end oriental pastry chefs are making a name for themselves in Paris.

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In Paris, pastry chefs of Syrian, Moroccan and Algerian origin are using their creativity to combat the "stereotypes" surrounding traditional desserts

Kenya MP Moses Kuria admits taking $1,000 parliamentary bribe

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Moses Kuria's claim has been denied but the politician says such inducements are commonplace.

Imprisoned pro-Haftar fighters freed in Libya

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Seventy-eight prisoners who fought on the side of eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in his year-long offensive against the capital Tripoli were released late Wednesday

A new Prime Minister in Congo Brazzaville

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Congolese Head of State Denis Sassou Nguesso appointed Wednesday evening a new Prime Minister, Anatole Collinet Makosso, Minister of Education in the outgoing government, an official source said.

Congo special school lacks resources amid pandemic

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A school in the African state of Congo that has provided free education to children and young people with physical and mental difficulties for more than 40 years is struggling to stay afloat after the pandemic caused donations to dry up and some teachers to quit.

Africa: Expert Independent Panel Calls for Urgent Reform of Pandemic Prevention and Response Systems

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[The Independent Panel] Geneva -- The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response is today calling on the global community to end the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt a series of bold and essential reforms to prevent the next crisis

South Africa's notorious Hillbrow neighbourhood catches on with tourists

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The city is home to the Constitution hill, now the site of the South African Constitutional Court. It is a symbol of hope and democracy. Hillbrow also provides incredible views over the city for tourists to relish.

South Africa: Call for Israeli Embassy in Pretoria to Be Closed

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[GroundUp] With their familiar checked scarves and fists raised high, the chant "free free Palestine" could be heard echoing through Cape Town's city centre as well over a thousand people marched to Parliament in a show of solidarity with Palestine.

DRC's Kasai residents desperate for Tshisekedi to fulfill promises

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It's been two and a half years since Felix Tshisekedi was swore-in to power as the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo and yet many in his region origin are complaning about his governanance.

Sierra Leone on the way to abolishing the death penalty

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The Sierra Leonean government has decided to submit to Parliament the abolition of the death penalty, which is still on the statute books despite a de facto moratorium on executions, Deputy Justice Minister Umaru Napoleon Koroma said Wednesday.

Fate of African Athletics Championships unclear after another postponement

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The fate of this year's African Athletics Championships is unclear after the Algerian government postponed the event until further notice.

Cote d'Ivoire: PM to Return to Abidjan Following Medical Treatment in France

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[RFI] Cote d'Ivoire's prime minister has undergone medical treatment in France after suffering intestinal bleeding, according to his entourage. Patrick Achi was expected to return home on Friday.

Sudan PM hopes to settle $60 bn foreign debt this year

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Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says during an in interview in Khartoum that he hopes Sudan can wipe out its staggering $60 billion foreign debt bill this year by securing relief and deals at an upcoming Paris conference that could bring much-needed investment.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Extends Malaba's Term By 5 More Years

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[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has defied public sentiment by extending Chief Justice Luke Malaba's term by another five years.

Niger: 5 people killed during Ramadan celebrations in Tillabéri region

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"The attack took place Wednesday morning in the village of Fantio. The toll is five dead and two seriously injured," a local official reported.

One Year Later; No Justice For Victims Of 2020 Mali Protests & Coup

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It has been about a year since anti-government demonstrations and a coup in Mali, which saw 18 people, including a 12-year-old boy being killed.

Kenya: I Don't Hate Men, CJ Nominee Koome Says

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Chief Justice nominee Martha Koome was put on the spot Thursday when she was vetted by MPs who wanted her to explain claims that she is a feminist.

Angola: Fear of Food Insecurity as Locusts Invade Southern Provinces

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[East African] Desert locust swarms have destroyed crops in major agricultural areas in southern Angola, raising fears of severe food insecurity as the country is also experiencing drought.

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