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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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19-Apr-2020 to 09:26

Rwanda restores calm after camp curfew unrest

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Security has been stepped up at Rwanda's Emergency Transit Centre for African migrants from Libya following an unrest there as residents violated a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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14-Apr-2020 to 02:06

Covid-19: Buhari expands social register to 3.6 million households

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spiral, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening announced that the current social register would be expanded from 2.6 million to 3.6 million households in the 14-day extended lockdown.

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08-Apr-2020 to 11:28

Africa’s armed conflicts, repression violate human rights - AI

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Amnesty International (AI), on Wednesday, concluded in its 2019 report that armed conflicts and repression by the authorities in Africa “promote human rights violations.”

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