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Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, Passes Away

The former Congolese president has died after having tested positive for the coronavirus.

Former Congolese President Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango passed away yesterday, according to reports by the AFP.

The former statesman succumbed to health complications related to the coronavirus in a hospital in France.

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Malians Heading to Voting Polls Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

The Malian government has announced that the parliamentary election scheduled to take place this weekend will continue.

Malians are set to head to the voting polls this coming Sunday in spite of the coronavirus outbreak and a raging jihadist conflict.

AFP reports that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced that the parliamentary election would continue "in scrupulous respect of protective measures."

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