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COVID-19: Africa dodged first bullet but hard times ahead
The World Health Organization has warned that between 83,000 and 190,000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and between 29 million and 44 million could be infected in the first year of the pandemic, if containment measures fail.
Eritrean activists sue EU over ‘Forced Labour Project’
A group of Eritrean human rights activists based in Holland are suing the European Union, demanding it stop funding for a project to build a road between Eritrea and Ethiopia which is allegedly being carried out by forced labour.
Mozambique court annuls loans of $1.4bn
The Citizen (South Africa) reported that Mozambique’s constitutional court has declared void two loans worth more than $1 billion in debt, at the heart of a “hidden debt” scandal that triggered economic collapse in the country.