Botswana’s Capital Back in Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Double

Botswana has put its capital, Gaborone, back into a two-week lockdown starting Friday, closing schools and restricting movements, after confirmed local COVID-19 transmissions doubled this week. Botswana’s health minister, Dr. LemogangKwape, said a return to lockdown was needed after the capital saw what he called a “worrying rise” in local cases of COVID-19. “I now […]


In Africa, Drugs Find Way Around Coronavirus Restrictions

Africa’s activity as a global illicit drug hub continues, authorities say, even as many of the continent’s biggest economies have imposed restrictions on movement to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. American drug enforcement officials say they’re especially concerned about what appears to be the rising incidence of drug use on the continent — […]


Ivory Coast Prime Minister dead, days after returning from medical treatment in France

ABIDJAN— The Ivorian government has confirmed the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, aged 61 in the capital Abidjan, on Wednesday. The deceased returned home last week (July 2) after a two-month absence during which period he was receiving medical treatment in France. Coulibaly is a close ally of Ouattara and has held the […]


Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly Dies at 61

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was to be the ruling party’s candidate in October’s presidential election, died Wednesday less than a week after returning from France, where he had been staying for health reasons. “Fellow compatriots, Ivory Coast is mourning. It is with deep pain that I announce to you that Prime […]


Ivory Coast begins cleanup after deadly floods

ABIDJAN— A clean-up has begun in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan after floods triggered by torrential rains left streets and houses underwater and at least three people dead. Local residents said three hours of heavy rain on Thursday caused waters to surge by one and half metres in the space of 30 minutes, forcing […]


African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It’s Safe, Experts Say

 The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus.  Health authorities are concerned that opening up too quickly could trigger a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases on the […]


East African Flower Industry Wilts as Sales to Europe Dry Up

Among its many other effects, the coronavirus pandemic has cut deeply into flower sales. This is being felt in the Netherlands, the center of the global horticulture industry, and in East African flower exporting countries like Kenya and Ethiopia, where tens of thousands of jobs are increasingly in danger.  Aalsmeer, just outside of Amsterdam, is […]


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Ligue 1 : L’USC Bassam etrille l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan (3-0)

L’Union Sportive des Clubs de Bassam (USCB) a etrille, dimanche, au parc des sports Velodrome de Treichville, l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan, sur le score de (3-0), pour le compte de la 16A journee de ligue 1 de football de CAte d’Ivoire.Les Bassamois sont …


CAte d’Ivoire – AIP/ La ravisseuse d’enfant A� Anyama condamnee A� 10 ans d’emprisonnement A� Seguela

Dame Kanate Nakondja dite ”Hadja”, 22 ans, a ecope d’une peine privative de liberte de 10 ans decidee par les juges de la section du tribunal de Seguela (Centre-ouest, region du Worodougou) par devant lesquels elle a comparu mercredi pour ”enlAveme…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Des elAves arrA�tent les cours pour insecurite A� Grand-Bassam (correctif)

Les elAves des deux lycees et du collAge moderne de Grand-Bassam ont decrete, mardi, une semaine d’arrA�t de cours, pour question d’insecurite au sein des etablissements, a appris l’AIP.Selon des informations concordantes, les elAves sont chaque jour v…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Le Gouvernement salue des prix avantageux pour les produits de grande consommation en 2019

Globalement, sur l’annee 2019, les prix des produits de grande consommation ont ete plus avantageux qu’en 2018 en raison de la clemence du climat et plus specifiquement des actions de lutte contre la vie chAre, a salue mercredi, le ministre de la Comm…

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