Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed:
COVID-19: Cases in Africa exceed 3.81 Million
Reported deaths in Africa caused by the COVID-19 have reached 100,998 with a total number of 3,372,065 people recovered – All Africa reports
South Africa is said to have the most reported cases – 1,502,367 – and 48,940 deaths. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (480,948 ), Tunisia (227,643 ), Egypt (177,543), Ethiopia (151,857), and Nigeria ( 151,553).
Polls open for Niger’s Presidential Run-off Election
Polls opened nationwide in Niger on Sunday, 21st February, as voters trooped out to pick a new president in a run-off election – Africa News reports
The event is set to mark the first-ever transfer of power through the ballot box in the country. Mohamed Bazoum, the ally of incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou had received 39% of the vote in the first round of votes in December.
Mohammed now faces a single opponent, Mahamane Ousmane who was also president from 1993-1996.
Nigerian Military Aircraft crashed in Abuja
A Nigerian military aircraft has crashed in Abuja on Sunday, 21st February – News Central Africa reports
Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, disclosed this via a tweet from his official Twitter account.
Tigray crisis: Red Cross warns as crisis continues
The Red Cross has described the Ethiopia Tigray region crisis as ‘overwhelming’ and in need of immediate scaling up – The BBC reports
Libya’s Interior Minister survives assassination attempt