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Airlines warned of possible attack The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) updated its alert issued on Wednesday, warning civilian airliners and all operators of US-registered aircraft to “exercise caution” when flying over Kenyan airspace, citing possible attacks by extremists.

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The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a public health emergency of international dimensions.

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The head of military intelligence of the Democratic Republic of Congo Delphin Kahimbi died Friday of a heart attack at his home, his wife has told AFP. According to several sources, he had just been dismissed. The announcement of his death comes after the U.S.

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Hirak protesters in Algeria are still defiant. On Friday, February 28, they took to the streets in Algiers for the first day of a protest which enters its second year. The number of protesters has however declined since the movement began on February 22, 2019.

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Guinea’s president Alpha Condé on Friday announced a ‘slight postponement’ of Sunday’s scheduled referendum on a new constitution and legislative elections, following months of deadly protests against what the opposition sees as a manoeuvre to stay in power. “It is out of national and sub-regional responsibility that we accepted a slight postponement of the election date,” Condé said on national television.

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Nigeria’s first convid-19 carrier is an Italian citizen. The health minister told a press conference in Abuja, the country’s political capital on Friday “This is an Italian citizen working in Nigeria who returned from Milan, Italy, to Lagos, Nigeria, on February 25, 2020.

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As part of our news analysis slot on Africanews, we will be updating a media watch page that deals with major issues of media ongoings across the continent. It will cut across happenings in mainstream and across social media with also a special eye for fake news.

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Marking its eighth edition, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAFAF) showcased talented local and international artists, photographers and filmmakers this year. Held in the northernmost part of the UAE, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah translates from Arabic to mean “the top of the tent”, and its flagship arts festival runs until April 20th.

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A few days before the start of CHAN 2020, Cameroon is ready to host the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship scheduled from April 4th to 25th. According to the authorities, in the three cities which will host the event namely Douala, Limbe and Yaounde, the various stadiums are ready and the road infrastructure around these stadiums is being rehabilitated.

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Guineans will head to the polls to adopt a new constitution on Sunday March 1. This comes after months of protests ignited by charges seen as a move by President Alpha Conde to hung unto power. According to the government, the draft constitution will among other things, codify gender equality, ban female circumcision and under-age marriage.

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Malawi has joined the list of African nations that have legalised or are considering legalising cannabis to some degree, as attitudes towards the drug slowly change and investments in its medical benefits grow. The global market for medical cannabis is currently estimated at $150 billion (135 billion euros) and could reach $272 billion in 2028, according to Barclays Bank.

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Six months after the closing of the Nigerian borders, steps are currently underway to find a solution to this problem. Among other things, meetings between Nigerian and Beninese customs services have increased recently. So, how soon would the borders be reopened? And what are the issues to be addressed?

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Tunisia’s parliament approved Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh’s new coalition government early on Thursday Feb. 27. Lawmakers voted 129-77 in favor of the French-educated former finance minister. He was tasked with forming the new government by Tunisia’s enigmatic and doggedly independent new president, Kais Saied, after Habib Jemli — the nominee of the parliament’s largest party, the conservative Ennahda — failed to secure the requisite number of votes in a previous round.

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Kenya’s security agencies have beefed up deployment in cities, towns and the country’s borders, following the United States’ warning of a possible terror attack. “The NPS has increased border surveillance to ensure criminal elements are cut from entering the country,” Kenya’s Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said on Thursday night.

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Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos confirmed a case of new coronavirus on Friday, stirring memories of the fears sparked six years ago when West Africa’s Ebola epidemic hit the chaotic megacity of 20 million. The health minister said the first confirmed case of the virus in sub-Saharan Africa was an Italian citizen who had returned from Milan earlier this week.

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The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a public health emergency of international dimensions.

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Nigerians took to social media to celebrate the first goal scored by Odion Ighalo for Manchester United since he joined the English club in January. Ighalo, who made his first start for United because of an injury to regular forward, Anthony Martial, scored in the 34th minute, tapping in a pass from Juan Mata.

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A nation battered by prolonged conflict since declaring independence from Sudan in 2011. South Sudan relies heavily on crude oil as it contributes 80 percent of its Gross domestic product. Its economy has slowed as unrest have dealt a big blow to production and exports.

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Bonds and equity transactions have slowed in Central Africa following the creation of the Central African stock exchange. Reports say currently there’s an overall market capitalization of nearly 420 million dollars within the sub-region. The decision to centralize operations for a single financial market was mooted by CEMAC heads of state.

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The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a public health emergency of international dimensions.

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Opposition parties in Burundi are accusing authorities of intimidating, arresting and murdering its members ahead of the May presidential elections. Police on Tuesday said they had killed 22 “evil-doers” near the country’s economic capital, Bujumbura, accusing the group of “taking advantage of the electoral period” to cause trouble.

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Africa’s long-awaited response to the Eiffel Tower or a towering waste of money? On the 3rd of April 2010 a day before Senegal commemorated its 50th independence anniversary, the then President Abdoulaye Wade unveiled to more than 20 African leaders, the continent’s tallest statue, the African Renaissance Monument.

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The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a public health emergency of international dimensions.

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Young post-colonial Africans are optimistic about the future of the continent, seeing themselves more as entrepreneurs than civil servants. They demand stability and democracy, access to financial resources to launch their businesses, access to digital technology, and are not obsessed with colonial barriers.

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Not so long ago in the village of Tababou, 600 kilometres off Lome, Togo’s capital, Ousmane Kantcho had to travel miles and miles outside the village in order to charge his mobile phone or watch a football match. The young Togolese and his family, without access to electricity, also had to sleep every night enduring darkness.

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