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Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million

Global coronavirus infections passed 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease which has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

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Former Somali PM dies in Turkey

Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has died in Turkey at the age of 75.

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Five Tunisian parties seek to oust Ghanouchi as parliament speaker

At least five Tunisian parties plan to launch a vote of no confidence in the speaker of parliament, Rached Ghanouchi, the leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, politicians said on Sunday.

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African nations scramble to track COVID-19

Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopia’s capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials.

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Two Madagascar lawmakers 'die from coronavirus'

Two Malagasy lawmakers, one member of the senate and one deputy, have died after contracting coronavirus, President Andry Rajoelina is reported to have announced on Sunday.

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Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM's death

Ivory Coast Vice President, Daniel Kablan Duncan, has resigned, the Presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

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Florida sets one-day record with over 15,000 new COVID cases, more than most countries

Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration renewed its push for schools to reopen and anti-mask protests were planned in Michigan and Missouri.

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Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021

Uganda's security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year, a watchdog told Reuters.

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Nigeria's corruption war 'real and active':Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly reacted, for the first time, to the suspension of the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency.

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Mali opposition rejects President's concessions aimed at ending impasse

Mali’s opposition on Sunday rejected concessions by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita aimed at resolving an escalating political crisis that has sparked deadly protests, saying it would be satisfied only if he resigns.

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