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Sudan rejects Ethiopia proposal to sign Nile mega-dam agreement

Via: Aljazeera

Sudan has rejected an Ethiopian proposal to sign an initial agreement greenlighting the filling of a controversial mega-dam, calling its neighbour to resume the stalled United States-brokered negotiations on the issue. On Tuesday (12/05), Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he refused to sign a “partial agreement” for the dam’s filling due to the absence of coordinated planning and outstanding “technical and legal issues” dealing with the dam’s “environmental and social impacts”. Sudan and Egypt fear the disputed $4.6bn dam on the Nile will trap their essential water supplies once it starts being filled in July as planned by Ethiopia.

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President Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban doctors to South Africa

Via: CGTN Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed a team of Cuban medical experts to his country to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The 217 experts arrived in the African country on Monday at the request of President Ramaphosa. The presidency said the team of health professionals consists of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health experts, family physicians and healthcare technology engineers. South Africa is the continent’s worst affected country by COVID-19, having recorded 4,546 cases and 87 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Nigeria extends coronavirus lockdown in key cities for two weeks

Via: Aljazeera

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a 14-day extension to a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address on Monday, Buhari said “it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement” that was set to expire later in the day. Initial 14-day lockdowns in the three areas began on March 30. There are currently 323 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria, with 71 percent of them registered in Lagos and the capital territory of Abuja. Ten people have died so far.

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