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Africa / Middle East

Ethiopia to conduct 17 million tests in a campaign against Covid-19Addis Ababa, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia will conduct 17 million tests to detect Covid-19, during a recently launched campaign in order to strengthen this African nation's health response capacity today to face this illness.

Beirut reels from huge blast, as death toll climbs to 135Beirut, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) To the social depression generated by the devastating and massive warehouse explosion hours ago in the port of this capital, horror rises in the face of the increasing death toll to over 135 according to the latest reports.

EU sympathizes with Lebanon after explosions; sends urgent aidBrussels, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the European Union (EU) expressed solidarity with Lebanon after the explosions that shook Beirut, and announced they will be sending urgent aid to support rescue operations.

Algerian President appoints new anti-corruption chiefAlgiers, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) General Nour Al-Jadin Qawasimia is as of today commander of the Algerian Gendarmerie, appointed by President Abdelmajid Tebboune with the task of leading the anti-corruption investigations.

Cuban president sends condolences to his Lebanese counterpartBeirut, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday sent a message of condolences to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun for the explosions that caused dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries.

Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Angola's government reported on Tuesday another 64 Covid-19 cases, noting the growing spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the Luanda province, under a health barrier.

Beirut, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Tuesday that there will be a national mourning on Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of two explosions in the port of Beirut.

Addis Ababa, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia on Tuesday reiterated the commitment to work together with Egypt and Sudan to firm up a fair agreement for the three countries involved in trade on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

Addis Ababa, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Covid-19 deaths reported so far in the African continent amount to 20,612, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) reported.

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Luanda, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Angola's government reported on Monday another 81 cases and three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

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Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units found a weapons and equipment cache of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS), near the town of Al Mayadeen, in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.