SOCIETE | SOCIETY

28-Apr-2020 to 20:47

Soro’s lawyers snub Abidjan hearing

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — A group of lawyers for Ivory Coast's former Speaker Guillaume Soro on Tuesday stayed away from a court hearing in Abidjan, involving their client, who is accused of receiving stolen money and money laundering.

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15-Apr-2020 to 23:13

Rural Gambia: Water scarcities beset anti-Covid crusade

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Water shortage is an unresolved problem in most rural communities in The Gambia but nowhere is this felt worse than in the Central River Region, where the crusade to tackle the coronavirus has hit a snag thanks to a protracted scarcity.

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14-Apr-2020 to 22:56

Four Ivorian soldiers detained over extortion amid curfew

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — The case of alleged extortion and violence blamed on four detained soldiers of the Armed Forces of Cote d'Ivoire (FACI), including a colonel has been referred to the Abidjan Military Detention Center (MAMA) APA learned Tuesday from a security source.

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13-Apr-2020 to 21:10

Nigerian leader extends lockdown of Abuja, 2 States

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the ongoing lockdown over the COVID-19 by another two weeks in order to check the spread of the virus.

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13-Apr-2020 to 09:50

How Covid-19 turned life upside down!

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — In this article written exclusively for the African Press Agency, Ingram Peters Jnr, a former Gambian journalist now living in the UK captures the state of helplessness attending to the coronavirus pandemic holding the world in a vice-like grip.

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10-Apr-2020 to 23:57

S/Leone: Union alleges state sanctioned brutality of journalists

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The umbrella Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has accused the government of presiding over state sanctioned brutality against journalists and called for an end to it.

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10-Apr-2020 to 20:38

Gambia prohibits export of food stuff over Covid-19

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government has put forward emergency regulation laws which prohibit the smuggling of essential goods mainly food items out of the country.

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