South Sudan Records First COVID-19 Case

South Sudan Vice President, Riek Machar has confirmed that the country has recorded its first coronavirus case on Sunday. The country first case is a 29-year-old woman working for the United Nations who recently arrived in the country from the Netherlands.

South Africa Begins lockdown As It Records Its First Two COVID-19 Deaths

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from coronavirus on Friday as its case tally breached the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown took effect. According to the health ministry, the deaths were women aged 28 and 48 in the Western Cape province.

29 Malian Soldiers Killed In Tarkint

29 Malian soldiers were killed in an attack in the town of Tarkint, which is about 125 km (78 miles) north of the city of Gao. Suspected Islamist militants killed 29 Malian soldiers on Thursday in an attack on a base in the country's northeast, the army said.

Chad Repays $100m Angola Debt With Cattle

Chad is planning to repay the debt it owes Angola with cattle, according to officials The unusual agreement is seen as creating a win-win situation for both nations - Chad is short of cash while Angola needs cattle. More than 1,000 cows arrived by ship in Angola's capital, Luanda, as the first payment, Jornal de Angola reported.

South African Rand Weakens As The Country Fell Into Its Third Recession Since 1994

South African rand has weakened and the country has slipped into its second recession in two years and third since the end of the 1994 apartheid. South Africa statistics bureau disclosed on Tuesday that the GDP fell by 1.4 per cent in the quarter, after dropping by 0.8 per cent in the previous three months, while the rand was 0.55% weaker at 15.4700 per dollar, after hitting a session low of 15.6250.

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