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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday described the death of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, as “the greatest tragedy” to hit South Africa amid the current coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly 40,000 lives since March 2020.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Government of Ethiopia strongly rejected allegations by The Economist which accused Ethiopian government of “using hunger as a weapon” in the Tigray region in an article published on Saturday.

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APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 2,742 new cases and 21 new deaths of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, official figures show on Saturday.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — As Ethiopian Defense Force’s hunt for Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) political and military leaders continues, the former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force — Tsadkan Gebretensae — is under siege in a location close to Ethiopia’s prominent monastery, Waldba, a military officer confirmed to APA on Saturday on condition of anonymity.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Saturday said immature swarms of desert locust continue to appear in six zones of Ethiopia’s Afar and Amhara regions.

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APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda health officials' effrts to slow the spread of COVID-19 will include effective Saturday a random testing program to identify asymptomatic individuals at the grassroot level.

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