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Gambia calls for an investigation after a retired diplomat's son is killed in a police standoff in Georgia

June 3, 2020

Momodou Lamin Sisay was killed in a police standoff in Snellville, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. He was the son of Lare Sisay, a retired Gambian diplomat who worked for the United Nations Development Program.

Nigeria reopens churches, mosques and hotels amid rising cases of Covid-19

June 2, 2020

The Nigerian government has lifted restrictions placed on religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Idris Elba to host Africa Day Benefit Concert with some of the continent's biggest music stars

May 21, 2020

Africa's biggest music stars are set to perform at the Africa Day Benefit Concert at home to raise funds for Covid-19 relief

A newborn has died of Covid-19 in South Africa

May 21, 2020

A two-day-old baby has died of coronavirus-related condition in South Africa, the government said Thursday.

Pregnant women in Madagascar get free transport to hospitals during coronavirus pandemic

May 20, 2020

Pregnant women are being offered free transport to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a partnership between Madagascar's government and the United nations.

UK regulator sanctions Nigerian Christian channel over 5G conspiracy theory claims

May 19, 2020

British media regulator Ofcom has imposed sanctions against a channel founded by Nigerian megachurch preacher Chris Oyakhilome for airing "unsubstantiated claims" linking 5G to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lesotho Prime Minister resigns after months of pressure over alleged involvement in murder of estranged wife

May 19, 2020

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has resigned after months of pressure over his alleged involvement in the murder of his estranged wife in 2017.

Amid WHO warnings and with no proof, some African nations turn to herbal tonic to try to treat Covid-19

May 15, 2020

Even as global health authorities warn of potential dangers and misinformation about an untested natural therapy, the leader of one African country is pushing a traditional tonic to try to treat coronavirus patients across the continent.

Fossilized human footprints may reveal ancient traditions

May 14, 2020

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints made between 5,760 and 19,100 years ago have been discovered in Africa, shedding light on what life was like in ancient communities, according to a new study. This represents the largest collection of fossilized footprints found in Africa to date.

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