AFRICA

Building collapses and kills child [Photos]

A child has died after a portion of a building in Onitsha collapsed on her. The building is located at No. 47 Modebe Street, Onitsha, Anambra state. The portion that collapsed on the child is the lintel attachment to an existing structure, Anambra Broadcasting Service reports. Officials of the State …

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SA minister suspended for breaking lockdown rules

South Africa’s communications minister has been suspended for two months – one of which will be without pay – for having lunch with a friend during the coronavirus lockdown. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has been the talk of the town since a photograph of her eating with Mduduzi Manana surfaced this week. …

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Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges

The owner of the Nigerian government-appointed company which produces visas for people wishing to travel to Nigeria from around the world is facing charges of fraud and money laundering in Nigeria in relation to a different company, the BBC has learnt in a joint investigation with the Premium Times. There …

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Coronavirus: Pastor Chris is a disappointment – Daddy Freeze

OAP Daddy Freeze has slammed Pastor Chris of Christ Embassay for saying the Federal Government has secret plans with 5G network which is linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Pastor Chris had appeared in a video where he supported the conspiracy theory that says it is 5G network that is killing …

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Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison

Ronaldinho has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest following his fake passport scandal. The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter the South American nation with forged documentation. But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition …

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23-year-old man commits suicide

A 23-year-old man identified simply as Bayo, allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Angwa Tiv area of the Kogi State capital, Lokoja in the early hours of Monday April 6. The deceased was managing a thrift business before his death, leading to speculation of it being why he committed suicide. An …

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Man arrested for the alleged assault and rape of a 68-year-old woman

A young man from Jalingo, Taraba state, has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 68-year-old woman in Enugu state. Abba Kyari Mohammed is accused of raping the woman on Saturday, April 4, in Umulungbe Community, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State. The victim and another woman had gone into the farms to pick …

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COVID-19 cases rise to 1 749, 13 confirmed deaths

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says as of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1 749. “There is also another death, bringing the total to 13 deaths. It was a male who had stage 4 prostate cancer at Parklands Hospital. We convey our condolences to the family of …

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Coronavirus: What misinformation has spread in Africa?

African countries are experiencing a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, and many governments are now enforcing strict social distancing measures. As they prepare for a surge in cases, misleading information has been spreading throughout the continent. 1. Misleading video about virus testing in South Africa In South …

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‘Al-Shabab founder killed’ in US air strike

The United States says it has killed a founding member of the militant Islamist group al-Shabab, Yusuf Jiis, in an airstrike in Somalia. There has been no word so far from al-Shabab. The commander of US Africa Command, Gen Stephen Townsend, described Jiis as a brutal, ruthless killer who held …

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‘It will take a team to win the war’ – Oko-Boye speaks

Hours after being named the Deputy Minister-designate for Health, Dr Bernard Oko-Boye, has stated that his appointment is just to help those working tirelessly to win the fight against the novel Coronavirus. “It will take a team to win the war, not an individual,” he explained what his appointment meant …

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Guinean president enacts new constitution

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office. Changing the constitution was hugely controversial in the west African nation, spurring mass demonstrations that left dozens dead. After months of tensions, Conde …

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TB Joshua Links Coronavirus To Error In Advanced Technology [Video]

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it. “World leaders and scientists know what they are doing; that is why they keep promoting fear and panic,” the cleric revealed in an ‘exclusive …

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Moroccans without masks in public risk jail terms

Moroccans who venture outside their homes without wearing face masks risk prison sentences of up to three months and a fine of up to 1,300 dirhams ($126; £102), the government has said . The new order takes effect on Tuesday for those allowed to go out during the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Coronavirus: Africa will not be testing ground for vaccine, says WHO

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as “racist” the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested in Africa. “Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground for any vaccine,” said Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The doctors’ …

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The three African countries free of coronavirus

Lesotho, Comoros, and São Tomé and Príncipe are the three remaining African countries yet to record a single case of coronavirus. South Sudan which until April 4 was also free of the virus recorded its first case on Sunday, according to government officials. Riek Machar, the country’s first vice president, …

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Seven die in militant attack in Cameroon

Police in Cameroon say Islamist militants have killed seven people in a suicide attack on a village bordering Nigeria. A police spokesman said two Boko Haram militants blew themselves up in the village of Amchide on Sunday night. A village chief is reported to be among the dead.

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Suspected ritualist arrested

The Lagos state police command has arrested a suspected ritualist, 30-year-old Dona Asogba, pictured above, in the Ikorodu area of the state. A statement released by the police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana on Sunday, April 5, says the suspect was arrested after residents of Panuse area, Okoafo in Ikorodu reported …

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