Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY .....

*****Malawi's opposition presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera takes an early lead.....

****The ICC begings hearing an appeal against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity....


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****The first participants in Africa's first clinical trial for a vaccine against Covid-19 has kicked off as cases of the virus continue to rise .........

In Economic news..... Companies in Kenya close shop and render thousands of employees jobless as the local economy takes a hit due to Covid-19........