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  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:49

    Congo gives mines month to release confined workers

    (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo has given copper and cobalt mining companies a month to stop confining workers on site away from their families to stop the spread of coronavirus, the labour minister said in an open letter.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:36

    Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked on Nile dam in new talks

    ADDIS ABABA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three countries said.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:33

    Malian accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Malian Islamist rebel accused of being central to the “persecution” of residents of Timbuktu and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a plea Tuesday as his lawyers argued he was not mentally fit to stand trial.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:30

    Head of Cecil Rhodes gouged off Cape Town monument

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The head of Cecil Rhodes has been chopped away from a bust of the 19th century colonialist at a monument on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, park rangers said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:26

    Nigeria's NNPC fired 850 workers, many from refineries, oil union says

    ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has fired 850 workers, many of them from refineries, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, an oil union said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:20

    Ebola spreading in western Congo with nearly 50 confirmed cases - WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola is spreading in western Democratic Republic of Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:17

    Nigerian virus hunters in race against COVID-19 in Africa's giant

    LAGOS/ABUJA (Reuters) - Early one evening, Folasade Fadare and her team of four disease hunters piled into a van and headed for Okegun, a rural community down a narrow potholed road in eastern Lagos state.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:14

    WHO warns that coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse'

    GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) - The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.

  • Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:08

    As city encroaches on Nairobi park, wild animals freedom to roam is under threat

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards range against the background of a city skyline in the Nairobi National Park, Africa’s only game reserve within a capital city.