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    Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos, Nigeria | Updated at 10:00pm on March 30, 2020

    Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled...

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    African music legend Dibango in hospital with coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:46pm on March 19, 2020

    Veteran Afro jazz star Manu Dibango has been admitted to hospital suffering from the coronavirus, his official Facebook page said Wednesday. The 86-year-old Cameroonian star,...

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    First COVID-19 death reported in Burkina Faso

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 03:05pm on March 19, 2020

    Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent...

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    An upper hand in Afghanistan and Africa

    | Updated at 11:45pm on March 08, 2020

    IF A peace agreement is eventually reached between the Afghan government and the Taliban, there is little doubt that the insurgents will be established as...

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    Witnessing the hell a migrant can face

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2020

    AT OBOCK, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen....

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    Dozens of migrants missing off Canary Isles as others flown home

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:45pm on February 19, 2020

    Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for two boats carrying dozens of migrants missing at sea between Western Sahara and the Canary Islands as Spain continued...

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    Is France losing its colonial backyard in North Africa?

    Mohamed Taifouri | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    Having seen a sharp decline in its influence in Tunisia and Algeria, France is eyeing China and Spain’s growing economic presence in Morocco with concern....

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    US military to reduce forces in African countries

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:06pm on February 13, 2020

    The United States announced on Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa amid concerns the country will reduce forces fighting radical...

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    Journalists and PTSD

    Abbas Nasir | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    FERGAL Keane has said he was stepping down as BBC’s Africa editor because he needed to address the post-traumatic stress disorder he was suffering from...

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    Britain must open a new chapter with Africa

    Tony Blair | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    Economic growth in African countries has triggered a global race for influence. Britain cannot afford to be left behind, writes Tony Blair AFRICA is the...

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