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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has released 4,138 prisoners as part of the country’s easing on lockdown restrictions through social distancing in prisons, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ehiopia) — Hachalu Hundessa, the famed Ethiopian singer who was assassinated on Monday will be laid to rest in his hometown of Ambo, in the Oromia region on Thursday, APA has learnt Wednesday.

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APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The Kenyan Bureau of Statistics has revealed that the country's economic growth has slowed down in the first three months of 2020, APA can report on Wednesday.

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APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 1,351 new cases and 19 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, official figures show on Tuesday.

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APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Ivorian government on Tuesday extended the period for vote registration until July 5 at noon to allow citizens to register massively on the electoral roll, spokesperson Sidi Touré announced at the end of an extraordinary cabinet meeting.

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APA-Abidjan (Ivory Coast) — Ivory Coast’s government Tuesday announced at the end of an extraordinary cabinet meeting, the “immediate demolition by public force” of houses and infrastructure built on waterways, especially in Abidjan where floods killed several people recently.

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