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Jackson Mthembu to be given official state funeral this weekend

Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu, who died of Covid-19 related complications on Thursday, will be given an official state funeral at the weekend. The presidency announced on Friday that he would get an “Official Funeral Category 1”, and that the national flag will be flown at half-mast at every flag …

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‘Sex Tape’ of Prez Buhari’s Appointee, Chief Willie Amadi Leaked

A 20-year-old school leaver, Peter Nwoke has been arrested for allegedly leaking a ‘sex video’ of lawyer and Federal Commissioner of Imo State Office of Public Complaints Commission, Chief Willie Amadi naked in a room with two girls. The 12-second ‘sex tape’ suggested that the appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari had a threesome, but it was gathered that …

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South African minister dies after Covid-19 battle

Prominent South African politician, Jackson Mthembu, has died of Covid-related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. Mr Mthembu, who since 2019 had been serving as the minister in the presidency, was a parliamentarian and long-serving member of the governing African National Congress (ANC). He had worked his way up the …

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Sibusiso Moyo: Zimbabwe foreign minister dies from Covid-19

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has died after succumbing to Covid-19, the government says. Born in 1960, the former army general gained international prominence in 2017, when he announced the military takeover that ousted long-serving President Robert Mugabe from power. Zimbabwe has recorded a surge in Covid-19 cases since the …

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Trump imposes visa restrictions on un-named Tanzanians

The US has imposed visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials it says were responsible for undermining the general elections last October. The outgoing Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, said those targeted subverted the electoral process and violated human rights. He said the intimidation and arrest of opposition candidates, widespread voting irregularities …

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Nigeria’s biggest bank picks eight African nations for expansion

Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest lender, has identified eight African countries for a potential expansion as it seeks to benefit from a continental-wide free trade pact. Access Bank plans “to expand to high-potential markets, leveraging the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” Chief Executive Officer Herbert Wigwe said …

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Africa’s Coronavirus cases surpass 3.2m – Africa CDC

COVID-19 cases in Africa have reached 3.26 million as of January 18, 2021, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa Covid-19 dashboard, the death toll from the pandemic stood at 78,911 on Monday, with 2.6 million …

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