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Coronavirus stalks cells of Cameroon’s crowded prison

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On the morning of April 24, Fritz Takang became so breathless he could barely walk across the cramped cell he shared with 60 inmates at...
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In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

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When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge....
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Malawi’s election cheer dampened by coronavirus surge

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Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday ordered his inauguration ceremony be scaled down amid a surge of coronavirus cases, dampening excitement around his election...
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FIRS generates N66 billion from stamp duties

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has generated the sum of N66 billion from stamp duties between January and May. The FIRS Director, Communications and...
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Google removes malicious browser add-ons from Chrome Web Store after 32 million downloads

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A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters,...
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EgyptAir seeking $185 mln from state banks to weather crisis

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Associated Press Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir is seeking a 3 billion Egyptian pound ($185 million) loan to tide it over during the coronavirus crisis, the...
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Walmart partners with Shopify to expand web business

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Walmart Inc. has partnered with e-commerce giant Shopify Inc. to expand its third-party marketplace site and grab more of the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping....
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Burundi president becomes first head of state to ‘die of coronavirus’

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Burundi president has become the first head of state to die of COVID-19, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following...
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China’s industrial output continues slow recovery from virus hit

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China’s factory output rose again in May, while official data Monday also showed retail sales improved further after collapsing at the start of the year...