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Sub-Saharan Africa’s virus-induced slump may last three years – Ghanaian minister

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The economic slump in sub-Saharan Africa caused by the coronavirus outbreak could last well over three years, Ghana’s finance minister said on Tuesday. Much of...
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South African rand stronger after Ramaphosa announces lockdown easing

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The South African rand began the week stronger on Monday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a sweeping removal of lockdown restrictions over the weekend. Ramaphosa...
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Uganda warns of coronavirus surge in capital city

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Administrators in Uganda’s capital city Kampala have started a public campaign, urging people to report any suspected cases of COVID-19. The campaign comes at a...
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Zimbabwe president names deputy as new health minister

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday appointed his deputy Constantino Chiwenga as the new health minister, tasking him with reforming a decaying health sector amid...
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Oil prices fall over rising coronavirus numbers

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Oil prices slid on Tuesday amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the...
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Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 22,053 after 690 more test positive

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Kenya’s coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry’s announcement of 690 more infections. The new patients – 681 Kenyans and...
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WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

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The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa...
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Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

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Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths. Since the index case on February 27, the country...