Category Archives: África

Ghana to reopen schools partly after weeks of COVID-19 shutdown

Via: CGTN Africa

Ghana’s schools will reopen partly as the country gradually begins to reopen following a weeks-long shut down aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. In a televised address on Sunday evening, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo announced various measures aimed at easing restrictions. The West African country’s schools will reopen their doors to final year students scheduled to take their last exams this year. The head of state also announced a partial easing of a ban on public gatherings, now allowing conferences, workshops, weddings and political activities to take place, albeit with a maximum attendance of 100 people observing social distancing guidelines.

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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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