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02-May-2020 to 10:31

Covid-19 mutes Labour Day across Africa

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — There has been an unmistakably different feel to this year's International Labour Day across Africa where lockdowns against the spread of the deadly coronavirus meant there were muted celebrations throughout the continent.

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28-Apr-2020 to 21:22

Rwanda frees 1,673 inmates to decongest cells

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda's judicial authorities have released a second batch of 1,673 detainees from different police stations cells countrywide to decongest detention centres amid COVID-19, a judicial source confirmed Tuesday to APA in Kigali.

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26-Apr-2020 to 14:21

Rwanda: Three people killed in Torrential rains

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Heavy rainfall in several parts across Rwanda late Saturday night had killed three people and destroyed 48 houses, the ministry of Emergency management confirmed on Sunday.

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25-Apr-2020 to 11:38

Botswana shelves public service salary hike

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's Minister of Presidential Affairs Kabo Morwaeng said Saturday that the government has deferred a 6 percent and 10 percent salary increase for public servants for at least six (6) months for the current financial year.

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24-Apr-2020 to 17:50

Gambia: Markets, banks congested as Ramadan begins

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Markets and banks in the Kanifing Municipality were flooded with customers on Friday as Muslims in the country began fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

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24-Apr-2020 to 16:54

Rwanda: 40 people arrested for hosting party amid COVID-19 shutdown

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — At least 40 people were arrested for hosting different house parties in Kigali despite Coronavirus social distancing requirements, Police said Friday.

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20-Apr-2020 to 12:58

Amenesty calls for releasing prisoners of conscience in Africa

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa must take urgent action to protect people in detention from COVID-19, including releasing prisoners of conscience, reviewing cases of pre-trial detention, and guaranteeing access to healthcare and sanitation products in all facilities, Amnesty International said on Monday.

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