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Ivory Coast's Prime Minister and presidential candidate for the ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. He was 61. Gon Coulibaly...

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Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate for ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after ministerial meeting

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister and presidential candidate for the ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. He was 61. Gon Coulibaly...

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COVID19 Live Data

Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
3,158,474
134,841
1,391,356
1,632,277
Brazil
1,716,196
68,055
1,117,922
530,219
India
769,052
21,144
476,554
271,354
Russia
700,792
10,667
472,511
217,614
Peru
312,911
11,133
204,748
97,030
Chile
303,083
6,573
271,703
24,807
Spain
299,593
28,396
0
271,197
UK
286,979
44,517
0
242,462
Mexico
268,008
32,014
163,646
72,348
Iran
248,379
12,084
209,463
26,832
Italy
242,149
34,914
193,640
13,595
Pakistan
237,489
4,922
140,965
91,602
South Africa
224,665
3,602
106,842
114,221
Saudi Arabia
220,144
2,059
158,050
60,035
Turkey
208,938
5,282
187,511
16,145
Germany
198,765
9,115
182,700
6,950
Bangladesh
172,134
2,197
80,838
89,099
France
169,473
29,965
77,985
61,523
Colombia
128,638
4,527
53,634
70,477
Canada
106,415
8,734
70,232
27,449
Qatar
101,553
138
96,107
5,308
Argentina
87,030
1,694
36,502
48,834
China
83,572
4,634
78,548
390
Egypt
78,304
3,564
22,241
52,499
Sweden
73,858
5,482
0
68,376
Indonesia
68,079
3,359
31,585
33,135
Iraq
67,442
2,779
37,879
26,784
Belarus
64,224
443
52,854
10,927
Ecuador
63,245
4,873
29,071
29,301
Belgium
62,123
9,776
17,138
35,209
UAE
53,045
327
42,282
10,436
Kuwait
52,007
379
42,108
9,520
Kazakhstan
51,059
264
34,149
16,646
Netherlands
50,746
6,135
0
44,611
Ukraine
50,414
1,306
23,119
25,989
Philippines
50,359
1,314
12,588
36,457
Oman
50,207
233
32,005
17,969
Singapore
45,298
26
41,323
3,949
Portugal
44,859
1,631
29,714
13,514
Bolivia
41,545
1,530
12,398
27,617
Panama
41,251
819
19,469
20,963
Dominican Republic
39,588
829
20,056
18,703
Poland
36,689
1,542
24,878
10,269
Afghanistan
33,594
936
20,700
11,958
Israel
33,557
344
18,338
14,875
Switzerland
32,498
1,966
29,400
1,132
Bahrain
30,931
98
26,073
4,760
Nigeria
30,249
684
12,373
17,192
Romania
30,175
1,817
20,799
7,559
Armenia
29,820
521
17,427
11,872
Ireland
25,542
1,738
23,364
440
Honduras
25,428
677
2,637
22,114
Guatemala
25,411
1,053
3,718
20,640
Ghana
22,822
129
17,564
5,129
Azerbaijan
21,916
274
13,100
8,542
Japan
20,174
980
17,331
1,863
Austria
18,513
706
16,721
1,086
Moldova
18,471
614
11,549
6,308
Algeria
17,348
978
12,329
4,041
Serbia
17,076
341
13,366
3,369
Nepal
16,423
35
7,752
8,636
Cameroon
14,916
359
11,525
3,032
Morocco
14,771
242
11,316
3,213
S. Korea
13,244
285
11,970
989
Denmark
12,900
609
12,001
290
Czechia
12,814
351
8,010
4,453
Côte d'Ivoire
11,504
78
5,571
5,855
Uzbekistan
11,092
45
7,060
3,987
Sudan
10,084
636
5,074
4,374
Norway
8,950
251
8,138
561
Australia
8,886
106
7,487
1,293
Malaysia
8,677
121
8,486
70
El Salvador
8,566
235
5,133
3,198
Kenya
8,528
169
2,593
5,766
Kyrgyzstan
8,486
112
2,983
5,391
Venezuela
8,008
74
2,100
5,834
Senegal
7,657
141
5,097
2,419
DRC
7,432
182
3,226
4,024
Macedonia
7,406
359
3,554
3,493
Finland
7,265
329
6,800
136
Ethiopia
6,774
120
2,430
4,224
Haiti
6,432
117
2,080
4,235
Tajikistan
6,364
54
5,011
1,299
Bulgaria
6,342
259
3,166
2,917
Gabon
5,871
46
2,682
3,143
Bosnia
5,869
209
2,769
2,891
Costa Rica
5,836
24
1,929
3,883
Guinea
5,697
34
4,577
1,086
French Guiana
5,459
22
2,349
3,088
Mauritania
5,087
139
1,994
2,954
Palestine
5,029
20
494
4,515
Djibouti
4,889
55
4,644
190
Luxembourg
4,650
110
4,056
484
Hungary
4,210
589
2,885
736
Central African Republic
4,109
52
1,050
3,007
Greece
3,622
193
1,374
2,055
Madagascar
3,573
33
1,761
1,779
Croatia
3,325
114
2,277
934
Thailand
3,197
58
3,074
65
Albania
3,106
83
1,791
1,232
Equatorial Guinea
3,071
51
842
2,178
Somalia
3,028
92
1,147
1,789
Nicaragua
2,846
91
1,993
762
Mayotte
2,688
34
2,446
208
Paraguay
2,554
20
1,212
1,322
Maldives
2,517
13
2,180
324
Cuba
2,399
86
2,242
71
Mali
2,358
120
1,597
641
Sri Lanka
2,094
11
1,967
116
South Sudan
2,021
38
333
1,650
Estonia
2,003
69
1,882
52
Lebanon
1,946
36
1,368
542
Zambia
1,895
42
1,348
505
Iceland
1,880
10
1,850
20
Malawi
1,864
24
345
1,495
Lithuania
1,854
79
1,552
223
Congo
1,821
47
525
1,249
Slovakia
1,798
28
1,473
297
Guinea-Bissau
1,790
25
760
1,005
Slovenia
1,763
111
1,429
223
Sierra Leone
1,584
63
1,122
399
Cabo Verde
1,542
18
730
794
New Zealand
1,537
22
1,492
23
Hong Kong
1,324
7
1,167
150
Yemen
1,318
351
595
372
Tunisia
1,221
50
1,050
121
Benin
1,199
21
333
845
Rwanda
1,194
3
610
581
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1,182
35
295
852
Jordan
1,169
10
977
182
Latvia
1,141
30
1,008
103
Swaziland
1,138
14
588
536
Niger
1,097
68
976
53
Mozambique
1,071
8
337
726
Cyprus
1,008
19
839
150
Burkina Faso
1,003
53
861
89
Uganda
977
0
904
73
Uruguay
974
29
871
74
Georgia
963
15
841
107
Montenegro
960
17
320
623
Liberia
926
41
395
490
Zimbabwe
885
9
206
670
Chad
873
74
788
11
Andorra
855
52
802
1
Jamaica
745
10
599
136
Sao Tome and Principe
724
13
283
428
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
698
42
656
0
Togo
695
15
475
205
Malta
673
9
654
10
Suriname
665
17
434
214
Namibia
593
0
25
568
Channel Islands
577
47
512
18
Réunion
563
3
472
88
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Taiwan
449
7
438
4
Angola
386
21
117
248
Syrian Arab Republic
372
14
126
232
Vietnam
369
0
347
22
Mauritius
342
10
330
2
Isle of Man
336
24
312
0
Myanmar
317
6
250
61
Botswana
314
1
31
282
Comoros
313
7
272
34
Guyana
284
16
125
143
Martinique
249
14
98
137
Mongolia
227
0
195
32
Eritrea
215
0
56
159
Cayman Islands
201
1
197
3
Burundi
191
1
118
72
Faroe Islands
188
0
188
0
Guadeloupe
184
14
157
13
Gibraltar
179
0
176
3
Bermuda
149
9
137
3
Cambodia
141
0
131
10
Brunei
141
3
138
0
Trinidad and Tobago
133
8
117
8
Monaco
108
4
95
9
Aruba
105
3
98
4
Bahamas
104
11
89
4
Barbados
98
7
90
1
Lesotho
91
0
11
80
Seychelles
91
0
11
80
Liechtenstein
84
1
81
2
Bhutan
80
0
55
25
Sint Maarten
78
15
63
0
Antigua and Barbuda
70
3
23
44
French Polynesia
62
0
60
2
Gambia
61
3
27
31
Turks and Caicos Islands
55
2
11
42
Macao
46
0
45
1
Saint Martin
43
3
37
3
Belize
30
2
19
9
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
29
0
29
0
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Grenada
23
0
23
0
Curaçao
23
1
19
3
Saint Lucia
22
0
19
3
Fiji
21
0
18
3
New Caledonia
21
0
21
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
19
0
Dominica
18
0
18
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
16
0
15
1
Greenland
13
0
13
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Papua New Guinea
11
0
8
3
Montserrat
11
1
10
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
British Virgin Islands
8
1
7
0
Caribbean Netherlands
7
0
7
0
St. Barth
6
0
6
0
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
1
0
1
0
Updated on July 8, 2020 8:18 pm

BUSINESS

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African Development Bank ranked 4th on global index of transparency

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NIGERIA

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SOUTH AFRICA

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African Union chair Ramaphosa to address leaders at International Labor Organization’s global summit on COVID-19

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ETHIOPIA

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

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African Development Fund approves $165 million grant for Ethiopia to respond to COVID-19

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AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach peaceful outcome on grand Ethiopian renaissance dam disputes

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African Development Bank approves $1.2 million grant for Ethiopia-Sudan railway study

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CAMEROON

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African Development Bank approves EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic devastation

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Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to publish information on COVID-19 revenues and disbursements

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KENYA

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UNITED STATES

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CHINA

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Harvard University and MIT sue Trump admin over order to deport all foreign students, including tens of thousands of Africans, taking classes online amid...

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday asked a federal court to temporarily block an order by the Trump...

Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp...

Nigerian troops ambushed by terrorists in reprisal attack in Damboa axis

After eliminating terrorists in Damboa axis in Borno State during a patrol operation, Nigerian troops were ambushed by Boko Haram Terrorists...

Buhari media organization praises Magu’s suspension

The decision to suspend the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu pending the conclusion of...
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