The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected close to 11 million people, claiming more than 523,00 lives across the world. Here are updates for July 3:
The deadliest attack since March 2016 follows a joint military operation launched by Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso last month to tackle the expanding threat from militants linked to al Qaeda and Daesh in the Sahel region.
Fighters from Daesh West Africa Province drove into remote Felo village in Gubio district in the early afternoon, shooting fleeing residents and running them over with their vehicles.
Officials say attack targeted a Fulani village in volatile Mopti region where Fulani herders and Dogon hunters occasionally clash.
Director Obi Emelonye wrote a creative short feature about a couple separated between London and Lagos as the novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown the cinema sector.
The ambush occurred on Saturday near the northern town of Barsalogho, the government said in a statement, adding that an attack on a livestock market in the east of the country earlier in the day had claimed 25 live
Residents say a livestock market in eastern town of Kompienbiga was targeted, in a deadly raid that security sources say was carried by groups with links to Al Qaeda and Daesh.
Liberian President George Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across the West African nation of some 4.5 million people to ensure Covid-19 does not spread further.
Medics and residents say armed "bandits" attacked five villages in northwest Sokoto state, killing more than 70 people, but there was no immediate official comment on killings.
More than 100 artists and celebrities from across the continent and the diaspora took part in the WAN Show broadcast online by the Worldwide Afro Network and carried by 200 African channels on Monday to mark Africa Day.
Mosques around the world were closed to worshippers wishing to mark the end of Ramadan. Senegal was one of the few countries to re-open mosques.
Kante is best known for his dance song "Yeke Yeke," which was a huge hit in Africa before becoming a No 1 in several European countries in 1988.
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