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Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

Over 300 prison inmates in Morocco test positive for covid-19

Some 313 coronavirus cases have been reported in Moroccan jails following mass testing for Covid-19 in several of the north African country's detention centres.The authorities say Ouarzazate prison in central Morocco recorded 303 cases, while 10 other cases were...

Morocco jail records over 60 coronavirus cases

More than 60 cases of coronavirus infections have been recorded in a jail in southern Morocco, mostly among staff, the country's prisons service said.The DGAPR agency, in a statement late on Monday, said 60 workers and six inmates had...

Morocco king frees 5,654 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday.The inmates were selected on the basis of their age, frail health, time spent in prison...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime rescue service said Tuesday.A Civil Guard airplane was searching for the boats near the islands...

New born baby, 86 migrants rescued off Canary island

Spanish authorities said Friday that they have rescued a group of 86 migrants that included a baby who was born during the perilous journey in the open sea to reach Europe.Emergency services for the Canary Islands said that the...

Spanish guards rescue 119 African migrants at sea, 67 still missing

Spanish coastguard has rescued 119 migrants from the sea and still looking for 67 others missing from a boat that was trying to reach European shores, maritime authorities said.A spokesman with Spain’s Maritime Rescue agency said the search for...

Spain says migrant surge in Canary Islands

The Spanish government says the number of migrants arriving in the Canary Islands from Africa was 18 times higher last month than in the previous January.The interior ministry said 708 migrants arrived, compared to 40 the year before.The rise...

Morocco border clampdown stops Europe-bound migrants

Mustapha left Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta."We're going to cross this barrier," he told AFP, in defiance of increasing...

Migrants raft fails in Mediterranean, 4 dead, 16 missing

Four migrants have died and up to 16 more are missing after trying to cross into Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said on Wednesday.Rescuers saved 58 people from the raft, which was found drifting...
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Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...