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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Health Minister Zweli Mkhize took a moment on Friday to mark South Africa’s first anniversary of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, vowing to speed up the vaccination programme to slow down the disease which has claimed over 50,000 lives since March last year.

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APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The impending negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must focus on investment facilitation, a senior official of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said.

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APA – Accra (Ghana) — The reasons for the dismissal of the election petition by former President John Mahama by the Supreme Court and the rejection of the judgment of the Supreme Court by John Mahama are the trending stories in the Ghanaian press on Friday.

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APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Tanzania is introducing steaming machines to treat its growing coronavirus cases, APA has learnt on Friday.

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APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigeria Immigration Service to improve surveillance and control around Nigeria’s borders and the rise in crude oil prices and the challenge for Nigerian ‘managed’ downstream deregulation are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday stressed the urgent need for an objective, independent assessment of the facts on the ground in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, given the persistent reports of serious human rights violations and abuses she continues to receive.

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