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Abdirahman Saylici, the vice-president of the breakaway state of Somaliland, has on Monday announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

“I would like to inform the people of Somaliland that I have been dealing with Covid-19 for the last three days,” Mr. Saylici tweeted.

He urged people to follow guidelines set by the health authorities on Covid-19 and to pray for him.

Kembo Mohadi, Zimbabwe’s second Vice-President has resigned a week after he denied accusations of sexual impropriety.

Mohadi, 71, repeated his defence that he was the victim of hacking and voice cloning.

I’m a victim of information distortion, voice cloning and sponsored spooking and political sabotage. I have been going through a soul searching pilgrimage and realized that I need the space to deal with my problems outside the governance chair,” the letter shared by the information ministry said.

He added that his resignation was not an act of cowardice but was to show respect to the office of the president and to ensure that it was not compromised or caricatured by actions that are linked to my challenges as an individual.

National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Esq Olusegun Bamgbose on Monday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has left Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo out of the running of the administration.

Bamgbose said Osinbajo is no longer part of the decision-making group of the current administration, a situation he described as “embarrassing.” He said “It’s quite embarrassing that the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been left out of the scheme of things, He is not consulted or allowed to air his views about the security situation of the country.”

Bamgbose accused the group of playing politics with the lives of the citizens, wondering how a government can comfortably be paying ransom to bandits all the time. He said “I have this strong feeling that he knows what to do to suppress the bandits, but most unfortunately, he is not carried along in the scheme of things. The cabals seem to be playing politics with the lives of the citizens. How can a government be paying ransom to bandits all the time?” he queried.

He said that many have strongly criticised Buhari’s administration for poor handling of the situation, but no visible and positive change. Things are getting worse day by day. The bandits are on a daily basis wreaking havoc on the citizens. The security agents are confused as to what to do to curtail the nefarious activities of the bandits and gunmen.”

After the sudden demise of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly last week. Ivory Coast’s Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan has stepped down.

The secretary-general of the Ivory Coast presidency, Patrick Achi, said that Mr Kablan Duncan, was leaving for reasons of personal convenience. Adding that the vice-president had put in his resignation letter to President Alassane Ouattara in February.

“After several communications, the last of which took place on Tuesday 7 July, 2020, the president of the republic took note of his resignation and proceeded to sign the decree terminating Daniel Kablan Duncan,” Mr Achi said in a statement.