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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 11 million

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Africa has reported 11,077,105 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday evening, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union said the COVID-19 death toll across the continent stands at 245,451, and total recoveries at …

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Sudanese leader keen on dialogue for resolving political crisis

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Thursday reiterated the government’s keenness on dialogue with all political forces to reach a unified vision to ensure a safe exit from the current political crisis. Al-Burhan on Thursday met at the Republican Palace in Khartoum …

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Mbabazi is back – as African security chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said that torture is unacceptable and goes against the laws of Uganda. In his first media address after several years, Mbabazi said that as a member of the National Resistance Movement party-NRM, one of the things they fought …

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Lt. Col. Damiba sworn in as Burkina Faso president

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in as the new president of Burkina Faso on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony was broadcast live on Burkina Faso’s public television RTB. Damiba, head of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR), took his oath in …

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Human traffic still low at Rwanda-Uganda border

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human traffic is yet to pick up at the Uganda-Rwanda border more than two weeks after the Rwandan authorities reopened the borders. The Rwandan authorities reopened the border on January 31st, 2022. President, Paul Kagame closed the borders on February 27, 2019, accusing Uganda …

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Nakaayi runs below 2 minutes in new world best

🥇Halimah NAKAAYI 🇺🇬 1:59.55 🥈Tigist GIRMA 🇪🇹 2:01.68 🥉Winnie NANYONDO 🇺🇬 2:02.14 Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s middle distance star Halima Nakaayi showed Monday night that she is steadily returning to her top form with victory in a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver event – in France. She becomes the first woman …

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