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Michael Cohen’s book: ANC blasts ‘divisive’ Trump over Mandela

South Africa’s governing African National Congress has called US President Donald Trump “divisive, misogynistic and disrespectful” in response to reports that he was dismissive about Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president. Trump said the Nobel Peace Prize winner was “no leader”, according to his former lawyer Michael Cohen. The …

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Nigeria’s international flights scheduled to resume from August 29

Nigeria’s aviation minister has said the country will reopen its airports for international flights from August 29, introducing protocols to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection. Home to some 200 million people, Africa’s most populous country has registered 49,068 confirmed coronavirus cases and 975 related deaths. Some 36,500 people have …

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Algerians pack beaches after lifting of five-month Covid-19 lockdown

Algerians hit the beaches on Saturday after authorities lifted some restrictions imposed five months ago to stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus, as cafes, restaurants and large mosques also reopened. The third worst affected country in Africa after Egypt and South Africa, Algeria has officially reported a total of more than 38,000 cases of the COVID-19, including …

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Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni Sentenced to 3-years, a Test of Press Freedom

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni received a three-year prison term Monday, a lawyer said, in a trial rights groups have called a test of press freedom in a country recently rocked by anti-government protests.  “It’s a very heavy verdict for Khaled Drareni. We are surprised,” lawyer and president of the Algerian …

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