Nigeria: Governor’s Convoy Attacked, Daura Rejects Zoning, Other Major Political News Last Week

[Premium Times] Nigeria’s political space was abuzz last week with the renewed debate on zoning of presidential power in the country ahead of the 2023 elections following an interview President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, granted BBC Hausa Service.

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Zimbabwe: Govt’s COVID-19 Kitty Raises Stink

[Zimbabwe Standard] Government has imposed one of its ailing parastatals, NetOne, to exclusively manage the transfer of millions of dollars meant to cushion vulnerable populations against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged.But some of the beneficiaries have vowed to resist the move, preferring to use their Ecocash accounts.

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Algeria: Covid 19 – Extraordinary Bonus for Public Healthcare Staff

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The President of the Republic announced Tuesday that he had signed today a decree establishing the granting of an exceptional bonus for public healthcare personnel, mobilized in the prevention and fight against the spread of coronavirus.

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Africa: COVID-19 Testing – Answers to Key Questions

[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, the need for more extensive laboratory testing increases. Testing and diagnosing people who have the disease is critical to tracking cases and managing the pandemic. But countries around the world have been unable to meet the demand to expand testing.

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Africa: Q&A – Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus

[IPS] United Nations -Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.

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Togo: Togo Opposition Calls for Protests Against Election Results

[RFI] Togo’s opposition continues to refuse to recognise the results of the 2020 presidential election as announced by the country’s electoral commission and is calling on people to take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the re-election of incumbent President Faure GnassingbĂ© for a fourth term.

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