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Zimbabwe declares nationwide curfew to curb coronavirus

The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has ordered the security forces to enforce a dusk-to-dawn curfew from Wednesday. He said this was necessary to bring under control the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 26 people and infected close to 2,000 others. Zimbabweans are being urged to stay at home all …

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Parliamentarians demand military bosses resign

Parliamentarians in Nigeria have called for the military bosses to resign following persistent killings by armed gangs and Islamist militants in the north of the country. A resolution adopted by Nigeria’s senate has called for the chief of defence staff, as well as air force, army and naval chiefs to …

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When will Africa get the coronavirus vaccine?

Earlier this week scientists announced that a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed promising signs that the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus. Listeners to BBC OS on World Service radio have …

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