17-Apr-2021 to 17:32

COVID-19 W/Africa: 867 new cases, 15 new deaths in 24 hours

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 867 new cases and 15 new deaths of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, official figures show on Saturday.

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17-Apr-2021 to 11:10

Nigeria: Boko Haram commanders "neutralised"

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — At least twelve commanders of the radical sect Boko Haram have been killed by government troops in Nigeria's northern state of Borno, the country's military claimed over the weekend.

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16-Apr-2021 to 17:49

West, Central Africa brace for hunger

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — More than 31 million people in West and Central Africa could face the pangs of hunger during the June-August 2021 lean season, the World Food Programme (WFP) warns.

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16-Apr-2021 to 11:44

Freetown: Junior doctors on strike over assault on colleague

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — Junior doctors in Sierra Leone are on Friday into a third day of an indefinite strike following an assault on one of their members at the main referral Connaught hospital in Freetown, APA can report.

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16-Apr-2021 to 10:22

Cote d’Ivoire opens CFA 3.27 billion Swiss factory

APA - Bonoua (Cote d’Ivoire) — A Swiss tropical fruit processing and drying plant was launched Thursday in Asse (Bonoua), a town located 60 km south-east of Abidjan, at a whopping investment cost of 3.27 billion CFA francs.

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15-Apr-2021 to 18:11

USAID to finance training of 2,500 Senegalese youngsters

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will finance the vocational training of some 2,500 young Seegalese as part of an educational project called Passerelles.

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15-Apr-2021 to 17:58

Senegal to chair UEMOA Commission

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal's Abdoulaye Diop has been appointed chairman of the West African Monetary Union (UEMOA) Commission.

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