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China Opens Embassy In Burkina Faso

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China Opens Embassy In Burkina Faso

China has opened an Embassy in Burkina Faso on Thursday, two months after the West African country cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

The move to sever ties with Taiwan followed Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.

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Reports say China has launched a determined campaign over the past two years to lure Taiwan’s last few diplomatic allies away, as it speaks to prevent President Tsai Lugwen from pushing for the island’s former independence.

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DR Congo: At Least Three Killed In Protests Over Election Chief

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At Least Three Killed In Protests Over Congo Election Chief

The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office says at least three persons were killed on Thursday during protests in the DRC capital, Kinshasa, and in some other areas in the country.

Demonstrations erupted after nomination of an election commission chief stirred public anger and further tension in the ruling coalition.

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Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of supporters of president Felix Tshisekedi and democracy campaigners as they marched through the streets of Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma and several smaller towns.

The United Nations joint human rights office said it was “concerned about the use of lethal force by law enforcement which led to the death of two protesters.”

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A U.N. Rights body also condemned the death of a police officer.

Protesters said they were upset at the move to appoint Ronsard Malonda as president of the independent national electoral commission. His nomination was ratified by the national assembly last week but the president is yet to sign off on it.

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Tshisekedi’s supporters accuse Malonda of being close to former president Joseph Kabila, who still wields extensive powers through his parliamentary majority, control of most cabinet ministries and the army.

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Morocco Extends Coronavirus Emergency Decree Until Aug 10

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Morocco Extends Coronavirus Emergency Decree Until Aug 10

Morocco has extended an emergency decree imposed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The cabinet maintained on Thursday the decree will remain in force until the middle of next month to give local authorities a leeway in taking restrictive measures to allow for restoring lockdowns on a region-by-region basis depending on coronavirus developments.

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Morocco has lifted lockdown in late June in most of the economy allowing cafes, restaurants, sports clubs, and other services and entertainment businesses to resume activity at half capacity. Domestic travel has also resumed, borders are set to reopen on July 14.

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The provinces where infections remain higher such as Marrakech, Tangier and Safi are still on a lockdown.

Morocco has recorded more than 15,000 covid-19 cases, including 242 deaths. Nearly 11,500 patients have recovered.

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Algeria Tightening Travel Restrictions To Limit Coronavirus Infections

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Algeria Tightening Travel Restrictions To Limit Coronavirus Infections

Algeria is tightening travel restrictions to limit coronavirus infections and says it will re-impose travel restrictions today, Friday.  The country will also increase testing in a bid to stop a rise in coronavirus infections.

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The government announced, under the new measure, citizens will be barred from traveling to and from 29 provinces including the capital, Algiers, for a week beginning Friday.

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Restrictions and curfew hours were eased last month in some provinces.

The north African country has reported nearly 18,000 confirmed infections and 988 deaths.

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