04-May-2020 to 16:40

Covid-19: Senegal extends state of emergency for 30 days

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — President Macky Sall has extended Senegal's current state of emergency in force since March 23 to another thirty days to tackle the novel coronavirus.

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04-May-2020 to 15:47

Nestle in $3.4m contribution to Africa Covid-19 war chest

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The world's foremost food and beverage giant Nestlé has released $3.4 million in aid to cushion the deleterious effects of Covid-19 on 850,000 vulnerable people in countries across West and Central Africa, a statement said on Monday.

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04-May-2020 to 10:19

W/Africa accounts for 16 percent of Africa's Covid-19 deaths

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) accounts for 16 percent of total deaths of COVID-19 in Africa as of May 4, 2020.

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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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01-May-2020 to 16:08

Sierra Leone: 11 people died in Wednesday’s attempted prison break –Official

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Preliminary assessment showed that 11 people died in Wednesday’s attempted prison break in Sierra Leone, APA learnt on Friday.

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01-May-2020 to 16:00

Sierra Leone announces another three-day lockdown

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone is to go through another three days lockdown, the government has announced.

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30-Apr-2020 to 01:30

Sierra Leone government calls for calm after botched prison break

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government said it has mounted an investigation into a failed attempt of prison break at the country’s maximum security prison which claimed at least one life.

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