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ExxonMobil’s delayed FID on Mozambique project should come next year -official

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp’s final investment decision (FID) on a blockbuster $30 billion gas project in Mozambique’s extreme north should “in principle” come in 2021, the chairman of its National Petroleum Institute (INP) said on Wednesday. The oil giant postponed its FID for...

Kenya private sector up slightly in May, outlook poor -PMI

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s private sector activity inched up in May after falling sharply a month earlier because of restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, but conditions are expected to worsen in coming months, a survey showed on Thursday. The Markit Stanbic Bank Kenya...

Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

KIGALI (Reuters) - At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers. In a bid to minimise contact between patients infected with the coronavirus and doctors...

Botswana to help repatriate citizens stranded abroad

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana will help repatriate citizens stranded abroad by coronavirus travel bans, with more than 100 due to arrive on Wednesday from Ethiopia, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Botswana ended a 48-day lockdown a week ago, allowing businesses and schools to reopen...

Sudan summons Ethiopian envoy over suspected cross-border attack

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan summoned the Ethiopian Chargé d’Affaires on Saturday over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian militias that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, it said in a statement. Thursday’s attack targeted a camp in the eastern city of al-Qadarif,...

Coronavirus cases in South Africa pass 30,000, says minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa rose past 30,000 on Saturday, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said. South Africa reported 1,727 new cases, taking the cumulative total to 30,967. The death toll increased by 32 to 643. Reporting by Nqobile Dludla;...

Rwanda reports its first death from the new coronavirus

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda’s ministry of health on Sunday reported the East African nation’s first death caused by the new coronavirus. The victim was a 65-year-old driver who opted to return home from a neighbouring country, where he resided, after falling severely ill, the ministry...

AfDB crisis: African Governments rejects whistleblowers allegations, declare support for Adesina

Fifteen former African Presidents on Friday declared their support for the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina following call for a fresh probe by the US. Among them are two former Nigerian Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo had...

Tullow Oil says 58 workers test positive for COVID-19 offshore Ghana

ACCRA (Reuters) - Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghana’s Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday. Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating production and storage (FPSO)...

eSwatini’s economy forecast to shrink 6.7% due to coronavirus

MBABANE (Reuters) - The small mountain kingdom of eSwatini’s economy will likely contract by 6.7% this year due to the coronavirus crisis, its government said on Friday. “The pandemic has forced us to divert and realign our budget so that we can address this coronavirus...