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Kenya Extends Curfew For A Month As COVID-19 Cases Jump

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Africa Coronavirus Cases Approach A Million

Kenya has extended a nationwide night-time curfew for a further one month following a surge in Coronavirus cases in the country.

The president Uhuru Kenyatta announced a ban on the sale of alcohol in all restaurants as bars will remain closed indefinitely.

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He made the announcement after meeting regional governors on Monday to assess the country’s COVID-19 response.

The president said he was concerned about increased cases particularly among young people whom he says their reckless actions were endangering the whole country.

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Kenya has so far recorded more than 17,000 cases of COVID-19 and 280 deaths.

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South Sudan Flooding Generates Disaster Fear

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South Sudan Flooding Generates Disaster Fear

South Sudan residents in Jonglei State are gripped by fear as a result of flooding caused by heavy rains. Hundreds of buildings have collapsed in the state capital, Bor. Water points and sewage systems have also been damaged.

Director of a government humanitarian agency in Jonglei state, Deng Ajak, says seven of nine counties have been submerged, and Bor city has been hard-hit by the flooding.

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Disaster has been predicted if no help comes. It is reported that there would be disastrous consequences if the government and humanitarian agencies do not intervene in the next two weeks as water keeps coming from the Ethiopian highlands.

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David Shearer who is the head of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in Juba,, told the security council last week that heavy flooding had affected half a million persons in central South Sudan.

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Authorities are urging humanitarian partners to help as residents of several localities have been on the move looking for safe places to stay.

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EU Imposes Sanctions On Violators Of Libya Weapons Embargo

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EU Imposes Sanctions On Violators Of Libya Weapons Embargo

The European Union has imposed sanctions on three companies for violating the un arms embargo on Libya. Two individuals were also sanctioned for human rights abuses in Libya.

EU foreign ministers have resolved in Brussels that the sanctions should include an asset freeze for the three companies from Turkey, Kazakhstan and Jordan.

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A United Nations report this month accused Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and other states of blatantly defying the international arms embargo on Libya.

The country has been torn by violence since long-time ruler col Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011 by NATO-backed forces.

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The UAE backs renegade Gen Khalifa Haftar, while the Turkish government supports his rivals in the government based in Tripoli.

The European Union said in a statement, these new listings show the strategic use of its sanctions regime and ability to react to developments on the ground in support of the political process and to deter past and present perpetrators from further violations.

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S.Africa: At Least 500 Persons In Quarantine After COVID-19 Outbreak

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At least 500 pupils in South Africa have been put into quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak at a school in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.

A total of 98 pupils tested positive at the secondary school in the town of Burgersdorp. Officials fear the virus may have spread more widely into the community.

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South African authorities say the outbreak started when two students who had tested positive failed to inform the school. Lack of mask wearing and social distancing have been blamed for the spread.

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