Africa Midday

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 2 days  | 
*South Africa's crime crisis likened  to a low-intensity civil war
*The government in Sudan and two rebel movements sign a peace declaration ahead of planned peace talks
*And Tunisia gears up for its highly  anticipated presidential election on Sunday
*In business news: The World Bank approves a 450-million-US-dollar loan to Tanzania
*And in sports news: Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen to receive  gold and silver medals  eight years late

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**** Newly elected Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has become the first sitting head to fully appear before lawmakers to answer questions.....

**** Nigerian doctors have begun their second strike of the year over pay and working conditions amid the spread of the coronavirus....

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****India has reported another daily record jump in new coronavirus infections and deaths, taking its tally of cases past four-point-four million.....

In Economic news.......American low cost airline, JetBlue, says it will add 24 routes later this year - as the airline looks to generate cash following the hit from the Covid19 pandemic..................................
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****South Africa's ruling ANC members that went to Zimbabwe to mediate in the country's political and economic situation, are back in the country....

****Celebrated human rights advocate, George Bizos has died at the age of 91....

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*****Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day......

In Economic news........The World Bank has approved a 164-point-6-5 million US dollar loan to upgrade half of the 750-kilometre Isiolo-Mandera road and lay a fibre-optic cable in a major boost to the North Eastern region...
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****The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has started withdrawing its troops from seventeen camps accommodating more than six-hundred-thousand Displaced Persons.......

****Ethiopia's Tigray region is heading to the polls today despite pressure from the central government to stop the vote. ...

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****The International Committee of the Red Cross, raises concerns that a number of childhood diseases could be going untreated..
in Somalia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic....
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In Economic news...........U.S. companies in China are increasingly fretful that trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies will drag out over years...
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****UNICEF expresses concern over failure by South Sudan citizens to comply with the country's ministry of health guidelines to curb the spread of the covid-19 pandemic......

****Niger's national human rights commission has accused the army of executing dozens of civilians during counter insurgency operations after its investigation into the disappearance of more than 100 civilians.....

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****Uganda's minister for labour, Mwesigwa Rukutana has been detained after being charged with attempted murder.....

In Economic news..........South Africa's Retail giant, Clicks, has won an interim interdict against the EFF political party- blocking its members and supporters from intimidating and threatening Clicks employees and customers - as well as inciting violence against the company's commercial operations...............................
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****Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera says his administration has embarked on a full-scale orientation of the public sector .....

**** Guinea opposition leader to challenge President Conde in upcoming elections in October....

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****South Africa's Clicks stores say it's business as usual despite threats of a shutdown.....

In Economic news.........The Nigerian presidency has shed more light on the removal of fuel subsidy................................

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