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[Daily Maverick] The Covid-19 outbreak continues to evolve in the Africa region since it was first detected in Algeria on 25 February. As of 24 July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports 638,903 cumulative cases in 47 African countries,10,000 of which are healthcare workers.

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[allAfrica] As of July 27, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 847,109.

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[Swazi Media] The US Ambassador to Swaziland (eSwatini) Lisa Peterson has called for the kingdom's constitution to be changed to stop absolute monarch King Mswati III's lavish spending.

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[MSF] The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso's Centre-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000 as a result of growing insecurity and violence. Many have no option but to stay in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services and exposed to the elements.

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[AIM] Maputo -- The European Union has announced 14.6 million euros (about 16.7 million US dollars) in humanitarian aid for Mozambique.

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[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union Chairperson, will today chair a virtual meeting of the AU Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Lusitano Ginásio Clube is a 108-year-old Portuguese football club that is making history with its new owner Nigerian-born Nneka Ede, the first African woman owner of a European club. The club is participating in Campeonato de Portugal, the Portuguese third division.

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[The Point] Legendary Gambia football Alhagie Njie Biri Biri passed away on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal after losing a battle with a long illness.

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[allAfrica] As of July 21, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 736,587.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has relinquished his position from the Senate ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 which he has been chairing.

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[New Zimbabwe] Lecturers, librarians, technicians and other academic staff at the country's 10 state universities are set to down their tools in frustration after government has ignored a series of engagement efforts over wages and working conditions.

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[GroundUp] A forum of school governing bodies issued letters to Port Elizabeth parents for the immediate closure of primary schools.

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[CPJ] Zimbabwean authorities should immediately release independent investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono and drop the incitement charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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[spotlight] New data points to fears of contracting COVID-19 at congested health facilities as the primary reason for people not seeking needed care and defaulting on their chronic medication, including antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV.

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[GroundUp] Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process

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[allAfrica] As of July 20, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 721,292.

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[New Zimbabwe] Environemental experts have warned Zimbabwe could be sitting on a time bomb as local councils across the country are dumping over 360 megalitres effluent a day of waste into their water reservoirs.

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[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The women and young peacebuilders' agenda cannot be siloed from the gender equality agenda.

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[Daily Maverick] SAA has recorded a net loss of R1.97bn for quarter one of its 2020 financial year, which covers the three months from April to June.

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[RFI] The US Department of Justice has filed a motion to seize a US$3.5 million mansion from Yahya Jammeh, the former strongman of The Gambia, just one of 281 known properties registered in his name or in which he holds shares.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The novel coronavirus threatens to reverse the gains made in the global struggle to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 -- but Sierra Leone offers hope that progress can be made in improving people's lives even in a pandemic.

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[Radio Dabanga] Yida, South Sudan -- Nuba refugees in the South Sudanese Yida camp deplore the increase in sexual assaults in the camp.

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[The Conversation Africa] It has become increasingly apparent that the spread of COVID-19 infection within healthcare settings has played a large role in some of the worst affected countries. One major London hospital found that 15% of patients with COVID-19 had contracted it while already in the hospital for another reason.

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[The Conversation Africa] In Kenya, there are new reports highlighting concerns over harmful pesticides used in food production, and the impact this will have on people's health. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Ibrahim Macharia to shed light on Kenya's pesticide use and what must be done to manage it better.

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