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Ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has won Burundi’s presidential election by a landslide. The independent election commission (CENI) announced partial results Monday, giving Ndayishimiye...

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they had forgiven the killers of their father, a move analysts said effectively grants clemency to five convicts on death row. Khashoggi,...

Guinean singer Mory Kante who helped spread African music to the world in the 1980s died on Friday at the age of 70, his son has announced. Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the Guinean capital, Conakry,...

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 flying from Lahore has crashed in the densely populated Model Colony residential area of Karachi. Flight PK8303, carrying 91 passengers and eight crew, was...

Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane resigned on Tuesday following a month-long crisis in the southern African kingdom after he was accused of being complicit in his ex-wife’s murder. He formally...

Eritrea has officially declared itself coronavirus-free after all 39 patients successfully recovered from COVID-19. A Ministry of Health statement said the 39th patient had been discharged from hospital...

Mauritius has declared total recoveries from coronavirus infections as of May 11, 2020. The country’s  official COVID-19 page said 322 people had recovered out of the 332 confirmed cases which...

At least 19 sailors have been killed and 15 wounded after an Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, Iran’s army has said. The...

There are now 60,556 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa. According to the latest data by the Johns Hopkins University and the Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the total...

According to the latest government figures, the United Kingdom now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe. There have been 29,427 deaths recorded across the UK . The latest total for Italy,...

The World Health Organization says the United States government has not given any evidence to support the claims by President Donald Trump and other administration officials that COVID-19 originated...

The United States on Friday allowed emergency use of remdesivir, an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19,...

A senior World Health Organisation official has insisted the coronavirus is “natural in origin” after Donald Trump claimed to have seen evidence that the outbreak originated from a laboratory in China. The...

US presidential candidate, Joe Biden, on Friday  denied sexually assaulting a former aide, saying the incident she says occurred 27 years ago “never happened.” Biden, 77, said Reade’s...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since speculation about his health began last month, cutting the ribbon at the opening of a fertilizer factory, KCNA reported Saturday. Kim...

1.6 billion people are in “immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed” by the economic impact of COVID-19, the International Labour Organization has warned. Of the total global working...

The Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested positive for the new coronavirus, I am at home and I feel good,”...

China is to donate an additional $30 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the global fight against COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday. Chunying...

Popular CNN presenter and Business Editor-at-Large, Richard Quest, has contracted COVID-19, according to a statement he released on Monday. The presenter made the disclosure in a tweet on his verified...

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday lifted targeted lockdown on two major regions in the country citing improved testing for the coronavirus across the country. In the over half-an-hour address...