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Uganda Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Uganda has confirmed its first COVID-19 death more than two months after the first case was discovered. Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa, announced...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine Launches New Political Party

Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has launched a new political party ahead of the 20121 presidential polls. Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, announced the...

Tanzania’s Former President Benjamin Mkapa Dies

Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania, has died. Mkapa, 81, was lauded as a peacemaker and worked hard to resolve conflicts in East Africa....

Warrant Issued for Togo Opposition Figure Agbéyomé Kodjo

A warrant has been issued for Togolese opposition figure Agbéyomé Kodjo, his lawyer announced Thursday morning. "An international arrest warrant has been issued against Kodjo...

Brazil’s President Tests Positive Again for Coronavirus Two Weeks After Diagnosis

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive again for COVID-19, two weeks after he publicly announced his positive diagnosis. "Everyone knew that it would reach...

Nigerian Official Faints During Televised Niger Delta Corruption Hearing

A Nigerian official made headlines yesterday morning after he collapsed during a televised parliamentary hearing as part of an investigation into alleged mismanagement of...

Panama Ditches Gender-Based Curfew Amid Allegations of Trans Discrimination

The Panamanian government faced criticism over discrimination of the transgender community after security officials in Panama detained six transgender people for allegedly violating COVID-19...

Gabon Appoints its First Female Prime Minister

The Central African country of Gabon has appoints the first woman as its Prime Minister. President Ali Bongo promoted his defense minister, Rose Christiane...

Ethiopia Back Online Following Internet Shutdown

Ethiopia's internet service has been restored after a three-week shutdown amid country-wide protests and civil unrest. Protests broke out in the country's capital of...

Zimbabwe Government Bans Planned Opposition March

Officials in Zimbabwe have banned an upcoming anti-corruption march organized by the main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance. The announcement was made by...

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly Dead at 61

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died. He was 61. Coulibaly had recently returned from France, where he had spent the last two...

This Day in History: June 25th

Mozambique Gains Independence in 1975 Mozambique, a southeastern African country rich in natural resources, gained independence from Portugal on June 25, 1975. The country was...

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