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Nigeria: Buhari Condoles With Kano Govt, Emirate Over Emir of Rano's Death

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[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Kano State Government and the State Council of Chiefs over the death of the Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar.

Nigeria: Tension As Experts Warn of 'Second Spike' of COVID-19

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[Vanguard] 'If you follow other pandemics, they have different waves; for example, the flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920, the greatest number of cases came with the second spike'

Nigeria: Buhari Sacks Nema DG, Appoints Replacement

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja.

Nigeria: COVID-19 - 4-Year-Old Tests Positive in Bauchi

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[Vanguard] Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) on Saturday said that a four years old child tested positive to the novel Coronavirus in the state.

Nigeria: Governor Fayemi, That's a Nice One!

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[This Day] Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, last week, pulled off a good one, when he recognised a certain father, Mr. Femi Adeoye, who refused his son access to the house for just returning to Ekiti from Lagos after defying the lockdown orders, especially, that he could not also ascertain his Covid-19 status.

Nigeria: After COVID-19 Break, National Assembly Resumes Duty, Shuts Down Again

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[This Day] Members of the National Assembly, last Tuesday, returned to their beats to attend to routine legislative duties after a five-week break on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, shut down again almost immediately.

Zimbabwe: Lockdown - Opposition Blasts President for 'Bias' Against Informal Sector

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[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance has slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for failing to come up with a relief strategy for the country's informal sector when he relaxed his lockdown measures Friday to allow some businesses to operate.

Zimbabwe: UK Based Zimbabwean Man Dies From Coronavirus

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Kenya: Reopening of Eateries in Mombasa Halted in Efforts to Level the Rising COVID-19 Curve

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has halted the re-opening of eateries in the coastal city in efforts to contain COVID-19.

Algerian singer Hamid Cheriet - Idir - dies in France at 70

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The president of Algeria pays tribute by calling the Berber singer an icon of Algerian art.

Tanzania: 'Diamond Platnumz' Stays Put On New Album

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[Daily News] BONGO Flavor megastar, Nassib Abdul 'Diamond Platnumz' said the prevailing lockdown situation due to Covid-19 pandemic has enabled him to concentrate much on his album set to be released soon.

Tanzania: Fare Thee Well, My Friend, Augustine Mahiga

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[Daily News] THE passing away, on the wee hours of Friday, May 1, 2020 in Dodoma of Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Dr Augustine Phillip Mahiga (74), did not only shock Tanzanians, but also many people outside the country who had known him for many years, and in particular, in the last two decades.

Zimbabwe: Landlords Cry Foul As Tenants Fail to Pay May Rentals

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[New Zimbabwe] As the harsh economic situation takes a toll on tenants countrywide, landlords who survive on rentals from the same tenants have called on government to help them (landlords) with some basic commodities to ease hunger.

Nigeria: Inside Details of Nigeria's Controversial #NCDCBill

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[Premium Times] A bill that seeks to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act quickly passed first and second reading at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Nigeria: Reports of 220 New Cases of Novel Coronavirus

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[Premium Times] Nigeria confirmed additional 220 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total confirmed infections so far in the country to 2388.

Nigeria: Coronavirus Aid - Kaduna Targeting Phone Users Buying Below N200 Airtime Monthly - El-Rufai

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[Premium Times] The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the distribution of relief packages in the state for the month of May, would be targeted at people who recharge their phones with less than N200 airtime a month.

Nigeria: How Nigerian Govt Can Cut Cost Using Oronsaye Report - Group

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[Premium Times] Membership of all governing boards, councils, government agencies, parastatals and commissions must be drastically reduced if the proposed implementation of the Steve Oronsaye panel's report on the restructuring of the federal service is to be effective, the Centre for Social Justice (CENSOJ) has said.

Zimbabwe: Price Hike On Face Masks After Govt Declares They Are Now Compulsory

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[New Zimbabwe] Prices of surgical masks have shot up following an announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa all citizens in public places were now required to wear face masks as part of the country's measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Zimbabwe: Three Prison Amnesty Beneficiaries Nabbed for Fresh Burglary

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[New Zimbabwe] Three beneficiaries of a recent amnesty on prisoners by the President have landed back into the hands of the law after they were arrested over a recent spate of burglary cases.

Coronavirus: Which African countries are ahead on testing?

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African states face real challenges in trying to expand their testing for the coronavirus.

Africa: Africa - When Closed Borders Become a Problem

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[DW] Many African states have closed their borders due to COVID-19. The movement of goods continues, albeit slowly. For people, transiting countries is difficult and the consequences for workers and small businesses are dire.

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