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Eswatini blames unnamed people for school protests

Eswatini Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini has blamed unnamed individuals for instigating a wave of […]

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Ugandan MP seized moments after prison release

Ugandan opposition MP Allan Ssewanyana was re-arrested moments after being released from prison on bail […]

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Kenyan policeman sacked while in a nine-month coma

A Kenyan police officer who went missing from work and could not be found for […]

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Zambia says talks with IMF ‘progressive

Zambia’s finance minister says talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are “very progressive”. Situmbeko […]

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British MPs blast ‘outrageous’ aid cuts to African states

The UK parliamentary committee that scrutinises British aid has described funding cuts to several African […]

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Nigeria arrests suspected student kidnappers

Three suspects behind the abduction of more than 100 students in the Nigerian state of […]

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Angola sacks journalist after censorship criticism

A journalist working for Angola’s state TV, TPA, has been sacked, weeks after he said […]

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Mali protesters: Drop France and ally with Russia

Thousands of protesters have taken part in a rally in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to call […]

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Amnesty faults Gambia president on media oppression

Amnesty International has accused Gambian President Adama Barrow of failing to repeal repressive laws that […]

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Algeria bans Moroccan flights from its airspace

Algeria has closed its airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircrafts, the Algerian presidency […]

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Uganda targets over 10% jabs before schools resume

Uganda is aiming to vaccinate at least six million people against Covid – more than […]

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Dozens die in clash with Madagascar cattle thieves

At least 46 people have died in Madagascar in a clash between cattle thieves and […]

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Somalia holds first public film screening in decades

Somalia has hosted its first public film screening in 30 years under heavy security – […]

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Morocco probes death of newly elected politician

The Moroccan authorities have ordered an investigation into the death of a newly elected regional […]

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WHO urges delivery of vaccines pledged to Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the global commitment to provide Covid vaccines to Africa […]

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UN warns against return to Mozambique attack-hit areas

The United Nations is urging “caution” over people returning to the restive northern Mozambican province […]

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Court jails two Tunisian MPs amid rights concerns

Two Tunisian MPs have been jailed by a military court amid concerns over human rights […]

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African presidents in US for UN assembly

Several African presidents have arrived in New York for the UN General Assembly. Tanzania’s Samia […]

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Kenya court finds police answerable for lawyer’s death

Four Kenyan police officers and one civilian have a case to answer in the abduction […]

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Guinea junta briefly detains ex-minister

Guinea new junta arrested a former minister on Sunday and ransacked his home before releasing […]

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Verdict due in Hotel Rwanda hero’s case

A court in Rwanda is due to deliver its verdict in the case of the […]

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Somali scholar abducted in Kenya released

A Somali scholar who was abducted in the Kenyan capital two weeks ago has been […]

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Zambian president hailed for his ‘lean’ travel team

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema is earning some praise online for travelling with a “lean team” […]

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Bees kill over 60 endangered South Africa penguins

Sixty-three endangered African penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees in a rare […]

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At least 10 elite Cameroon soldiers killed in ambush

At least 10 soldiers from the Cameroonian army’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion were reportedly killed […]

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Zuma loses bid to overturn jail sentence

South Africa’s top court has ruled that the former President Jacob Zuma has failed in […]

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Netflix to stream Ethiopian film Sankofa BBC News Amharic An Ethiopian film about black resistance […]

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Kenya’s main airport diverts some flights

Some flights expected to land in Kenya’s main airport in the capital Nairobi were diverted […]

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UN concerned over Tigray aid trucks not returning

The UN is expressing concern that hundreds of trucks carrying aid to the northern Ethiopian […]

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Mali’s interim council grants coup leaders amnesty

The leaders of the two recent coups in Mali have been granted amnesty by the […]

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South African public to nominate next chief justice

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the public to nominate their next chief […]

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West Africa bloc imposes sanctions on Guinea junta

Leaders of West Africa regional bloc Ecowas have imposed travel bans and a freeze of […]

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South Sudanese bishops frustrated at peace process

Catholic bishops in South Sudan have expressed frustration at the slow implementation of the revitalised […]

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Ugandan opposition MPs charged with terrorism

Ugandan prosecutors on Wednesday slapped additional charges of terrorism as well as aiding and abetting […]

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Nigeria probes report air force killed civilians

Nigeria’s air force says it is now investigating reports that shots fired from one of […]

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Nigeria kidnappings: One million children to miss school

One million Nigerian children will likely stay away from school because of the threat of […]

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Chad rebels clash with Gen Haftar’s forces in Libya

Libyan forces loyal to the eastern-based commander, General Khalifa Haftar, have been clashing in the […]

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UN urges resumption of talks over Ethiopia dam row

The United Nations has urged Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to resume talks to resolve the […]

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War crimes’ against Eritrean refugees in Tigray – HRW

Eritrean refugees were raped, detained and killed by forces in northern Ethiopia, according to a […]

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Nigerian air force denies firing on civilians

A number of civilians were reportedly killed in north-east Nigeria’s Yobe State when a military […]

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West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea crisis

Leaders of the west African bloc Ecowas are due to hold a summit to discuss […]

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Islamic State leader in Sahara killed – Macron

The jihadist leader of the Islamic State group in the Greater Sahara has been killed […]

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Kenyans outraged over high cost of fuel

Kenyans online are expressing outrage following a sharp rise in the cost of fuel. The […]

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Dozens of Nigerian prisoners recaptured

Some 114 out of 240 prisoners have been recaptured after their weekend escape from a […]

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Former DR Congo health minister freed on bail

A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr Eteni Longondo, has been […]

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France warns Mali against Russian mercenary deal

The French defence minister, Florence Parly, has warned Mali against entering into a deal with […]

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Guinea junta announces reopening of borders

The military junta in Conakry has announced the gradual reopening of borders with neighbouring countries […]

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UK urged to block new Rwandan envoy

The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to block the appointment of Rwanda’s […]

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Guinea junta due to start holding talks

Guinea’s military junta is due to start holding four days of talks later on Tuesday […]

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TB Joshua’s widow takes over church leadership

The TB Joshua church in Nigeria has announced a new era in its leadership as […]

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Rwandan businessman gunned down in Mozambique

A Rwandan businessman has been shot dead in Matola municipality, a few kilometres outside the […]

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Six die in ambush on Burkina Faso military convoy

An ambush on a Burkina Faso military convoy escorting fuel tankers from a gold mine […]

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Kenyan children eat bitter leaves as drought bites

More than 20 people are admitted to hospital and one person has died in Kilifi […]

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Guinea junta announces number to report abuses

Guinea’s military junta, which took power last week, has announced a toll-free number for civilians […]

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Tanzania gets first woman defence minister

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu has announced the country’s first woman defence minister. Stergomena Tax replaces […]

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SA eases restrictions as Covid infections fall

The South African president has announced the easing of some restrictions that have been in […]

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Militants targeting more children in Niger – Amnesty

Human rights group Amnesty International says attacks by Islamist militants in western Niger have worsened […]

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Angola opposition protest against vote law changes

Hundreds of opposition supporters have held a march in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to protest […]

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Ex-Ivory Coast PM dies after contracting Covid, staff say

Charles Konan Banny, who served as Ivory Coast’s prime minister from 2005 to 2007, has […]

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Moroccan king appoints new PM after election

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has appointed Aziz Akhannouch of the liberal National Rally of […]

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Gambia reconciliation chief critical of Jammeh alliance

The head of Gambia’s reconciliation commission has expressed disappointment at the political alliance between the […]

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf condemns Guinea coup

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has condemned the coup in Guinea. She told the […]

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Concerns over state absence in Mozambique region

Almost all state institutions in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province remain shut, about a month […]

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Rwandan opposition figure held over rape allegations

Rwandan opposition figure and university lecturer Christopher Kayumba has been detained over rape allegations. Mr […]

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Detained Tunisian MP goes on hunger strike

A Tunisian MP and critic of the president has gone on hunger strike to protest […]

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Guinea junta freezes all government accounts

Guinea’s military junta has ordered banks to freeze all government-related accounts so as to “secure […]

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Africa to get fewer vaccines than expected through Covax

African countries are set to receive far fewer Covid vaccine doses that initially expected from […]

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Memes mock Guinea’s dishevelled ousted president

A competition is under way on Twitter to come up with the best memes of […]

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Museveni threatens to pull out troops from Somalia

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to withdraw the country’s troops from the African Union’s […]

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Corruption in Kenya judiciary a menace – chief justice

Kenya’s first woman chief justice has admitted that corruption is a menace in Kenya, both […]

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Artefacts looted by British forces handed to Ethiopia

Artefacts looted by British troops from Ethiopia in 1868 have been returned to the Ethiopian […]

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Row as Somalia PM sacks security minister

The rift between Somalia’s prime minister and president is intensifying with the latest sacking of […]

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Kenya declares drought a national disaster

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the drought affecting parts of the country a national […]

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Mauritius ex-PM flown to India for Covid treatment

Former Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has been moved to India for treatment after he […]

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Morocco’s Islamists suffer big loss in election

Morocco’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections, […]

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Outbreak as meningitis kills 120 in DR Congo

An outbreak of meningitis has been declared in the north-eastern region of the Democratic Republic […]

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Nigerian separatist leader sues President Buhari

Detained Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for violating his fundamental […]

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Kenyans complain over cost of women-only taxi ride

Some Kenyans online have been complaining about the cost of a women-only service introduced by […]

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DR Congo students banned from school over sex tape

Six secondary school students from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been banned from attending […]

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Somali president appoints new spy chief amid row

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” has picked a new spy chief days after the prime […]

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Cape Verde orders extradition of Venezuelan envoy

The Cape Verde’s constitutional court has ordered the extradition to the United States of a […]

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Moroccans vote in parliamentary elections

People in Morocco are voting in parliamentary and local elections. Many voters are concerned about […]

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Guinea coup leaders release dozens of prisoners

Military leaders who’ve seized power in Guinea have released about 80 prisoners ahead of a […]

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SA suspends officials over fugitive pastor Bushiri

Five officials of South Africa’s home affairs department have been suspended for their role in […]

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Zimbabwe asks state employees to take a jab or quit

The government in Zimbabwe is asking its employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or resign. […]

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Guinea opposition leader backs coup against Alpha Condé

Guinea’s main opposition leader has welcomed Sunday’s ousting of President Alpha Condé calling it an […]

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SA extends nomination deadline for local elections

South Africa’s electoral body has extended the nomination of candidates for the upcoming local government […]

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DR Congo receives 250,000 doses of Moderna vaccine

The Democratic Republic of Congo has received 250,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine donated through […]

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Algeria arrests dozens of separatists

The authorities in Algeria arrested 27 people belonging to a separatist group that has been […]

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Tigray forces group says 150 have died from starvation

Theforces group in Ethiopia’s Tigray region says that 150 people may have died of starvation […]

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G7 nations urge Tunisia president to appoint PM

The G7 group of industrialised nations has called on President Kais Saied of Tunisia to […]

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SA president welcomes Zuma’s medical parole

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the decision to release former President Jacob Zuma […]

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Guinea coup: ‘We have not come to joke’

Col Mahamady Doumbouya addressed Guineans on state TV on Sunday explaining the reasons behind overthrowing […]

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São Tomé and Príncipe ex-minister wins presidency

São Tomé and Príncipe’s former Infrastructure Minister Carlos Vila Nova has won Sunday’s twice-postponed presidential […]

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UN food aid gets through to Tigray

More than 100 trucks of food aid have arrived in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region after […]

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Who is Guinea’s coup leader?

Special Forces Group Commander Colonel Mahamady Doumbouya confirmed the takeover of power from President Alpha […]

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Tanzania bans newspaper for ‘misleading’ headlines

A Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for 30 days for publishing false information, the government […]

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Gaddafi’s son released from Libya prison

The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from jail […]

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Guinea coup soldiers order ministers for a meeting

Soldiers who seized power in Guinea on Sunday have ordered government ministers and national figures […]

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Concern as Nigerian state shuts phone services

Nigerians are concerned about not being able to reach their families in the north-western state […]

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US condemns apparent ousting of Guinea president

The United States has issued a statement “on the military seizure” condemning the apparent coup in Guinea. […]

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Guinea coup: Soldiers seek to tighten grip after ousting Alpha Condé

A group of soldiers who ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé from power on Sunday have […]

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Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12 in DR Congo

A toxic leak from a massive diamond mine in Angola killed at least 12 people […]

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Thousands of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Nigeria

The Nigerian military says nearly 6,000 Boko Haram members including commanders, fighters and their families […]

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Zambia parliament elects first female speaker

Zambian lawyer Nelly Mutti has become the country’s first female speaker of parliament – responsible […]

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Burundi president condemned for criticism of journalist

Burundi’s President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been condemned for his verbal attack against a journalist who […]

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Five schoolgirls escape from Nigeria kidnappers

Five girls among dozens of students abducted from a secondary school in the northern Nigerian […]

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Six die after sneaking into Burkina Faso gold mine

Six illegal miners died after sneaking into the old pits of a gold mine in […]

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Twelve die in DR Congo from Angola toxic mine leak

Nearly 4,500 people have fallen sick in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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EU to return J&J vaccines made in South Africa

The European Union will return millions of South Africa-manufactured Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine doses […]

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Rwandan hip-hop star Jay Polly dies

One of Rwanda’s most famous rappers, Jay Polly, has died at the age of 33 […]

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Egypt to produce one billion Covid vaccines a year

Egypt says it plans to produce more than one billion doses of China’s Sinovac Covid […]

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Ugandan minister in trade row with Kenya on Twitter

A Ugandan minister has raised concerns about “trade restrictions” imposed by neighbouring Kenya. A tweet […]

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Insurgent-hit phone networks restored in Mozambique

Communication has been re-established in Mozambique’s districts where networks were vandalised by insurgents, one of […]

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Botswana health official suspended for Covid violation

Botswana’s president has suspended the assistant minister for health for attending a tombstone unveiling ceremony […]

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Ivory Coast TV host sentenced for condoning rape

An Ivorian TV programme presenter has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence by an […]

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South Africa declines to host Afghan refugees

South Africa has said it is unable to take in refugees from Afghanistan. “South Africa […]

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Kenya deadline over unclaimed sex toys and drones

Kenya’s customs authorities have given importers of unclaimed items up to the end of the […]

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Zimbabwe eases sports limits for vaccinated people

Zimbabwe has announced a further easing of Covid restrictions in the sports and arts sectors, […]

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Body of British journalist to be repatriated

The body of a British journalist killed by armed robbers while on a reporting trip […]

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South Sudan gets vaccines after running out in July

South Sudan has received 59,520 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine from the global […]

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Zuma tired of his health being doubted – foundation

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has accused the judiciary of not trusting a medical […]

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New test finds no evidence Ivorian patient had Ebola

A new laboratory test has found no evidence of Ebola in the samples of a […]

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Kenyan envoy under fire for hunting game in Namibia

Kenya’s ambassador to Namibia is under fire online after a photo of him posing next […]

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Priest abducted by Cameroonian separatists

A Cameroonian priest has been abducted by separatists in the south-west of the country. Church […]

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Zambia ex-president’s Facebook account deactivated

Zambia’s former President Edgar Lungu’s Facebook account has been deactivated. Zambians on Twitter say the […]

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Kenyans holding out for ‘better’ second jab warned

About 100,000 Kenyans have not yet received a second dose of the Covid vaccine and […]

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Over 7,000 schools damaged in Tigray war – minister

The war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has forced over 1.42 million students out of […]

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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

Researchers are monitoring a new coronavirus variant found in South Africa. The C.1.2, which has […]

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Are island-states our best democracies?

In just a few days, São Tomé and Príncipe are to hold a runoff in […]

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Machar denies deal on unified South Sudan forces

South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar has rejected government claims that he and President Salva […]

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Nigerian state shuts markets over attacks

Authorities in the north-western Nigerian state of Zamfara have banned some economic activities in a […]

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Uganda and South Sudan agree to patrol key road

The governments of Uganda and South Sudan have agreed to patrol the Nimule-Juba highway where […]

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Zambian president replaces army and police chiefs

Zambia’s new President Hakainde Hichilema has replaced the country’s top military commanders and the head […]

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Tunisian MP sues president for ‘grabbing power’

A Tunisian MP has filed a legal court against President Kais Saied for violating the […]

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US anger over Liberia’s power theft and unpaid bills

Liberia’s power distribution firm has lost $220m (£160m) in the last five years alone thanks […]

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Mozambique ex-minister extradition hearing postponed

South Africa’s High Court has postponed for three weeks a hearing challenging the extradition back […]

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Malawi ex-minister arrested over honeymoon hotel bill

Malawi ex-minister arrested over honeymoon hotel bill The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says all three will […]

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Algeria to cut gas supplies to Morocco

Algeria has announced it will not renew a gas-supply agreement with Morocco days after severing […]

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‘Lion of Mogadishu’ funeral: Uganda foils bomb plot

A suspected suicide bomber has been arrested in Uganda for planning to blow up mourners […]

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Obasanjo named Africa Union’s Horn of Africa envoy

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed as the Africa Union’s envoy to the […]

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Zambia’s president to begin appointing cabinet

New Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has tweeted that he is starting to announce his cabinet […]

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Report out on ‘Hushpuppi-linked’ Nigerian officer

Nigeria’s police chief has received a report of an investigation into suspended top officer Abba […]

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DR Congo arrests over new car-exhaust drug

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested nearly 100 suspected users and dealers […]

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Mali’s former PM arrested over presidential plane

Mali’s former Prime Minister Boubèye Maïga has been arrested over alleged corruption during the purchase […]

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UK minister: There could be a highly lethal terror attack within hours

We’ve got more from UK Armed Forces minister who says there could be an “imminent, […]

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Terror threat has existed ‘since evacuation began’ – ex-army chief

The threat of a terrorist attack at Kabul airport “has existed right the way from […]

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Pakistan urges West to engage with Taliban to avoid refugee crisis

The international community must engage with the Taliban in order to avoid a humanitarian and […]

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Distressing scenes at Kabul airport

It’s incredible and very distressing to see huge numbers of people still turning up to […]

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US involvement doesn’t end on 31 August: Top diplomat

A top US diplomat has said that his country’s involvement in Afghanistan “isn’t going to […]

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Taliban being pressured to keep airport open after 31 August

The Taliban is being urged to “facilitate safe passage” for Afghans wishing to leave after […]

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Why can’t the UK hold Kabul airport without the US?

The UK has warned the US decision to leave Afghanistan on 31 August will mean […]

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France to stop evacuations by Friday evening

France will stop evacuating people from Afghanistan from Friday evening, Prime Minister Jean Castex has […]

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UK minister: ‘Credible reporting of imminent attack’ at Kabul airport

UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey says the threat of terrorist attack which has prompted […]

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Taliban to allow at-risk people to leave after 31 August – US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the Taliban had made a […]

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Afghan refugee: Taliban treating crowds at airport like animals

A young Afghan woman has told the BBC that Taliban forces at Kabul airport are […]

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Mexico gets New York Times journalists out of Afghanistan

A group of Afghan journalists who worked for the New York Times have arrived safely […]

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More than 10,000 at Kabul airport awaiting evacuation – Pentagon

US defence and military officials are holding a news conference at the Pentagon. US Army […]

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US veteran reflects on feeling of ‘betrayal’

US Air Force veteran Molly Mae Potter says watching the chaotic withdrawal of US troops […]

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Taliban prohibits foreign transfer of US dollars and local artefacts

The Taliban say they’ve banned Afghans from transferring American dollars and local artefacts abroad. Speaking […]

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The Sandhurst sisterhood helping fleeing Afghans

Alice Bromage was at home on Saturday night when she got the message. She had […]

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Presidents Xi and Putin pledge co-operation in phone call

China’s President Xi Jinping has talked on the phone to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The […]

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UK has ‘limited leverage’ says former Middle East minister

Alistair Burt, the UK’s Former Minister of State for the Middle East, has told the […]

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Poland ends flights as European operations near end

The Polish government says it has stopped flights from Kabul, after completing a mission to […]

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African leaders in Zambia for Hichilema’s inauguration

Several African presidents are heading to Zambia to attend the inauguration of the President-Elect Hakainde […]

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Eritrea rejects US sanctions on army official

Eritrea’s foreign ministry has rejected the US sanctions on its army chief, describing them as […]

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Tunisia president extends parliament’s suspension

Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the suspension of parliament and parliamentary immunity until further […]

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Troops in Mozambique rescue hostages from militants

A joint force of Mozambican and Rwandan troops have rescued more than 100 people who […]

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Deadline for Kenyan workers to get jabs due to end

Kenyan civil servants are facing a deadline to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end […]

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Trial of ex-Mozambique president’s son due to begin

Trial of ex-Mozambique president’s son due to begin The trial of the eldest son of […]

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DR Congo activist held after claims on first lady

A second member of an anti-corruption organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been […]

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Tanzania leader criticised over stereotype on women

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is being criticised online for her remarks on female footballers […]

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Kenya receives Covid-19 vaccines from US

Kenya has received 880,000 doses of Covid-19 Moderna vaccine from the US to boost its […]

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DR Congo activist held after claims on first lady

A second member of an anti-corruption organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been […]

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Ramaphosa lauds youth enthusiasm on Covid jabs

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded young people’s enthusiasm for Covid-19 jabs as the […]

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Nigerian kidnappers free 15 students

Fifteen students have been reunited with their parents seven weeks after they were kidnapped from […]

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Black Wall Street’ survivors accept Ghana citizenship

Two survivors of the 1921 massacre of black people in the US city of Tulsa […]

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Ranger feted for 29km trek to hunt poachers

A ranger from Mozambique’s Niassa special reserve has been awarded a prize for walking for […]

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Liberia probing low Covid jab uptake by women

Health authorities in Liberia have expressed concern over the low uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among […]

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Family members killed in Amhara attack

At least five members of a single family including a child were killed by heavy […]

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US says Ethiopia ‘obstructing’ aid for Tigray

The head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has blamed the Ethiopian government […]

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Uganda police hunt mass chapati buyers

Police in Uganda’s northern district of Moroto have started arresting people buying five or more […]

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WTO boss welcomes bias ruling over ‘grandmother’ jibe

The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has welcomed a ruling by […]

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US offers $5m reward for ex-Guinea-Bissau army chief

The United States has offered a $5m (£3.7m) reward for information leading to the arrest […]

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Eleven Malian soldiers killed in attack on convoy

Eleven Malian soldiers have been killed during an ambush on a convoy in the central […]

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Nigeria to review grazing rights over conflicts

Nigeria is to conduct a review into animal grazing rights following deadly clashes between herders […]

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South Africa begins vaccinating 18-year-olds

The Covid-19 vaccination age in South Africa has now been revised to include 18-34 year-olds. […]

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Burkina Faso attack death toll rises to 80

The number of people who died in Wednesday’s jihadist attack on a military convoy escorting […]

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UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia

The United Nations Secretary General has again called for an immediate ceasefire in the Ethiopian […]

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Mauling of children by lion in Tanzania being probed

A conservation organisation in Tanzania is still looking into the mauling of children by a […]

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Algeria declares Morocco a ‘hostile’ country

Algeria has decided to review its relations with Morocco, accusing its neighbour of hostile acts. […]

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Mozambican prison heads fired days after appointment

Two new prison directors in Mozambique have been fired just 12 days after they were […]

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Ivory Coast leader back on duty after Covid recovery

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has recovered from Covid-19 and resumed his duties on Wednesday. […]

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Dozens die as Burkina Faso militants raid convoy

At least 47 people, including 30 civilians, have been killed in northern Burkina Faso, in […]

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Nigerian city bans beggars and hawkers

The Lagos state government in Nigeria has banned street begging and has formed a special […]

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Private company to replace Nigeria’s state oil firm

Nigeria’s state-owned oil company is to be disbanded under a new law which came into […]

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Spain can repatriate children to Morocco – court

Spain’s national court has rejected moves by refugee rights groups to stop the government sending […]

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Journalist held for 20 years must be freed, UN says

United Nations experts have demanded the immediate release of an Eritrean journalist who has been […]

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Nigerian cleric in court on blasphemy charges

A controversial Muslim cleric accused of blasphemy has appeared in an Islamic court in Kano, […]

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Ghanaian photographer’s journey from independence

Ghanian-British photographer James Barnor says he is proud of his documentation of Ghana’s history. The […]

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Egypt invites Israel for first state visit in a decade

The office of the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he has received an invitation […]

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Pregnant girls as young as 10 prompt rape inquiries

Recent data shows an alarming number of girls have given birth in South Africa’s Gauteng […]

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Dozens of civilians killed in South Sudan violence

More than 30 civilians were killed on Tuesday following two days of inter-communal violence in […]

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Algeria accuses separatists of wildfire lynching

Algerian authorities say they have established with “scientific and technical” evidence that separatists were involved […]

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US sends 500,000 Pfizer vaccines to Rwanda

The US has sent nearly half a million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Rwanda, White […]

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Mali’s coup leader justifies his takeover a year on

Mali’s leader Col Assimi Goïta has given a short address to the nation justifying the […]

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Kenyan blogger held over misinformation leaves Qatar

A Kenyan man is reported to have been allowed to leave Qatar after earlier being […]

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Deaths and destruction after heavy rains in Ethiopia

At least seven people have died after heavy rains in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Rivers […]

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Sankara murder trial to begin on 11 October

The trial of former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré and 13 co-accused over the 1987 […]

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UK-based Kenyan preacher charged over fake Covid cure

A Kenyan preacher based in the UK has been charged in court for selling what […]

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DR Congo extends military rule in eastern provinces

The parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has voted to extend the state of […]

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UN calls for enhanced humanitarian aid in Mozambique

The UN’s migration agency has called for a “rapid expansion” of humanitarian aid and more […]

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Nigerian governor urges civilians to arm themselves

A Nigerian state governor has urged citizens to acquire weapons to defend themselves from armed […]

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Dozens killed while working in Niger fields

Officials in Niger say 37 people have been killed in a suspected Islamist attack in […]

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Uganda to host 2,000 Afghan refugees on US request

Uganda will take in 2,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the crisis in their country. Refugees Minister […]

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Army to spend another month on South Africa’s streets

Soldiers are to spend another month on the streets of South Africa, after the widespread […]

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Thousands flee after ethnic clashes in Cameroon

More than 10,000 people have fled northern Cameroon after clashes between fishermen and herders from […]

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Ivory Coast confirms avian flu cases in the south

Ivory Coast has confirmed the discovery of avian influenza cases in the south-east of the […]

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Ivory Coast begins Ebola jabs after confirmed case

Ivory Coast has begun a vaccination programme against Ebola after the country confirmed its first […]

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Mozambique’s military offensive ‘facing little resistance’

Mozambique’s military chief has said the ongoing offensive in the restive northern region of Cabo […]

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Nigeria oil bill approved after 20 years

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law an oil bill first introduced in parliament […]

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WHO unveils plan to deal with Ebola in Ivory Coast

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the tracing of people who came into contact with […]

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Buhari congratulates Zambia’s new president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the president-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory […]

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Ghana hosts survivors of ‘Black Wall Street’ massacre

Survivors of the Tulsa massacre, one of the worst racist killings in US history, that […]

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Kenyan Olympic winners to be given cash rewards

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a cash reward for all participants in the Tokyo […]

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US forces to fight DR Congo militants

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, has said US special forces […]

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Nigeria extends curfew in Jos amid tension

Nigeria’s Plateau state government has extended a curfew in the state capital Jos and surrounding […]

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Gunmen kidnap college students in Nigeria

Gunmen have attacked an agricultural college in the north-western Nigerian state of Zamfara kidnapping a […]

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Kenya suspends officers over deaths of two brothers

Two police officers have been suspended after two brothers died in custody after their arrest […]

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Lungu congratulates Hichilema on win

Zambia’s outgoing President Edgar Lungu has conceded defeat in the presidential election. “I would like […]

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Uganda anti-porn law annulled

The Ugandan constitutional court has annulled the controversial anti-pornography law passed in 2014. The law […]

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Zambia’s ruling party concedes defeat

The party of Zambia’s outgoing President Edgar Lungu has congratulated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for […]

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Somali militants hail Afghanistan’s Taliban takeover

Media outlets affiliated to Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab have cheered the collapse of Afghanistan’s […]

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Sudan PM to keep pushing for peace in Ethiopia

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said he will keep pushing for peace in Ethiopia. […]

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African opposition leaders hail Zambia’s poll winner

Various opposition leaders in African countries have congratulated Zambia’s President-elect Hakainde Hichilema. Mr Hichilema was […]

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Uganda’s president warns police on brutality

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned what he referred to as indiscipline by the security forces […]

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Road accident after heavy rains kills 21 in Nigeria

At least 21 people have died after their vehicle plunged into a collapsed bridge during […]

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Nigeria’s president isolates after UK trip

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation on arrival from the UK. This comes […]

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Cameroon tech entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong freed

Cameroonian tech entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong has been freed after three days in detention. The reasons […]

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Zambia row halts election result announcements

The announcement of the results at Zambia’s electoral commission has been temporarily halted, the BBC’s […]

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Deadly Cameroon clashes after cow dies in dike

Twelve people have died in clashes between two communities in Cameroon’s Far North region, Midjiyawa […]

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Cholera and Covid pose ‘existential threat’ to Nigeria

Dealing with a cholera outbreak at the same time as the highly contagious Delta strain […]

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Algeria firefighters continue to battle 35 wildfires

The emergency services in Algeria are continuing to battle around 35 wildfires raging in a […]

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Blow for South Sudan’s VP as key ally resigns

A key political ally of Riek Machar has resigned dealing a blow to the South […]

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Six migrants found dead in Tunisia desert

The bodies of two women and four children are reported to have been found in […]

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Covid cases close Nigeria High Commission in London

The Nigeria High commission in London has been closed after two officials tested positive for […]

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SL removing zeros from currency ‘to make life easier’

Sierra Leone is dropping the last three zeros from the face of its currency, the […]

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Zambia’s internet must be unblocked’ – opposition

Zambia’s main opposition presidential candidate has called on the for the internet to be restored […]

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South Africa urges more men to take Covid jabs

South Africa is calling for more men to come out in greater numbers and take […]

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Algerian journalist jailed for covering protests

Algerian journalist Rabah Kareche has been sentenced to eight months in prison for his reporting […]

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Zambia counts votes in closely fought elections

Vote counting is under way in Zambia, where millions of people cast their ballots in […]

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US sending envoy to urge end to Ethiopia fighting

The United States is sending a special envoy to Ethiopia to urge an end to […]

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Algeria probes lynching of suspect after wildfires

Algeria’s state prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the lynching of a man suspected of […]

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Renowned Mozambican actress dies giving birth

Top Mozambican actress, producer and director, Hermelinda Simela, has died while giving birth in hospital. […]

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Ethiopia forces form alliance against government

Ethiopia’s forces Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) says it has agreed a military alliance with Tigrayan […]

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Madagascar president sacks cabinet

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has sacked his cabinet. His office gave no reason, but on […]

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South Sudan’s Machar holds ceasefire talks

The office of South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Riek Machar, says he has received calls from […]

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At least 52 people die in Niger floods

At least 52 people have died in Niger floods with 34 being injured and thousands […]

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Malawi leader sacks minister over corruption allegation

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has sacked the energy minister and his advisor who are facing […]

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Long queues as Zambians vote in general election

Voting began in Zambia’s general elections early on Thursday morning, with long queues reported in […]

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Nigeria’s Twitter ban to be lifted soon – minister

Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed has given the strongest indication yet that the government’s ban […]

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Algeria starts mourning for 69 wildfire victims

Algeria has declared three days of national mourning starting from Thursday for at least 69 […]

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Zambians vote in high-stakes general election

Millions of Zambians are voting on Thursday in a presidential and parliamentary elections, held against […]

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Mozambique offensive turns to militants’ forest base

At least 33 militants were killed over the weekend in an offensive to take back […]

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Tanzania party criticises report on president’s term

Tanzanian ruling party has criticised a “misleading” story published by a newspaper owned by the […]

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Russian mercenaries support Libya anti-government troops

A BBC investigation has found evidence Russian mercenaries have been operating in support of anti-government […]

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Dozens die in Nigeria after consuming poisoned meal

Twenty-four members of the same family have died after consuming a suspected poisoned meal in […]

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Two DR Congo soldiers jailed for life for fighting

Two army officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been sentenced to life in […]

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Warship wreck found in Egypt’s ancient port

Divers in Egypt exploring the ancient sunken port city of Thonis-Heraklion have discovered the wreck […]

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UN regains access to Tigray camps hosting Eritreans

The UN refugee agency says it has regained access to two camps in Ethiopia’s northern […]

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All set ahead of Thursday’s Zambia polls

Zambia’s electoral commission has said all systems are in place to ensure free, transparent and […]

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SA president due before corruption inquiry

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to appear on Wednesday morning before the country’s […]

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Algeria wildfires death toll rises to 42

At least 42 people are now known to have died as a result of more […]

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Cholera kills 800 in Nigeria as outbreak spreads

A nationwide cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed more than 800 people in the last […]

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Zuma’s corruption trial delayed for medical reasons

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial – which was due to resume on […]

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Mozambique hopes for reopening of gas projects

Military advances against armed groups in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province are “a very important […]

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Kenya orders mandatory Covid jabs for civil servants

Kenyan civil servants have been given 13 days to be vaccinated against Covid or face […]

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UAE firm to refund Ghana $2m in failed vaccine deal

A UAE firm linked to a member of the country’s royal family has agreed to […]

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Ugandan critic in Turkey to face 15 cases – police

Police in Uganda say they have 15 complaints on file against Turkey-based Ugandan blogger and […]

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Jailed Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike

Jailed Moroccan journalist Soulaimane Roussani has ended a hunger strike after being admitted to hospital, […]

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Four killed in Algerian forest fires

Wildfires in Algeria have left four people dead and three others injured in Kabylia, a […]

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Tigray forces deny role in deadly hospital attack

Tigray forces have denied responsibility for an attack on a health centre in the Ethiopian […]

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Guinea confirms West Africa’s first Marburg virus case

Health officials in Guinea have confirmed West Africa’s first case of Marburg, a highly-infectious disease […]

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Amhara official says offensive against Tigray forces imminent

The months-long conflict in Ethiopia faces a fresh wave of fighting as an Amhara regional […]

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All sides in Tigray targeting Eritrean refugees – UN

A UN expert has urged all armed groups in Ethiopia’s Tigray region to take steps […]

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New boss for Mozambique jail after prostitution exposé

A new boss is taking over the running of Mozambique’s Ndlavela Women’s Penitentiary, where it was […]

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Tigray in Ethiopia needs 100 aid trucks a day – UN

One hundred trucks of food and medicines a day are needed in Ethiopia’s northern region […]

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SA gold medallist gets surprise call from Ramaphosa

South African Olympic swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker got a surprise phone call from President Cyril Ramaphosa […]

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Tunisia’s president sacks regional governors

Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked more regional governors, as he continues to implement a […]

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Militants kill 30 in Burkina Faso village attacks

Suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso have killed 30 people in the north of the country, […]

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Forces refuse to leave Unesco world heritage town

Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region have rejected calls by the United States to leave neighbouring […]

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Tanzania opposition leader appears in court

Tanzania’s main opposition party leader Freeman Mbowe and his three co-accused have been brought before […]

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Uganda denies role in Kenya deputy president’s trip

Uganda’s foreign ministry has denied having a record of Kenya deputy president’s aborted trip to the country. […]

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Amnesty demands probe on Egypt army ‘executions’

Human rights campaign group Amnesty International says an Egyptian army propaganda video appears to show […]

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Zuma admitted to hospital for medical observation

Former South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to a hospital outside prison for […]

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Nigeria airstrikes kill at least 78 gunmen

The Nigerian military says it has killed at least 78 gunmen belonging to what it […]

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Ghana court frees 21 LGBT activists

A court in Ghana has dismissed a case against 21 people who were arrested in […]

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Major reshuffle in SA as state security ministry axed

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday evening, with notable changes for […]

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Tunisia’s ex-PM seen for first time since dismissal

Tunisian’s former prime minister, who was sacked by the president last month, has been seen […]

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Mozambique rebels’ motivation must be understood – Chissano

The motivation behind the Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique must be understood in order to […]

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Tunisia’s largest party ready to work with president

Tunisia’s largest political party, Ennahdha, has reiterated its call for an end to the suspension […]

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Lions kill three children in northern Tanzania

Lions have killed three children who had gone to look for missing cattle in northern […]

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Tigray rebels capture historic Lalibela town

FORCES from Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have captured the historic town of Lalibela in […]

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Mozambique party queries legality of foreign troops

Mozambique’s largest opposition party, Renamo, has demanded that parliament hold an urgent session to discuss […]

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Cameroon scientist spots crab not seen in 200 years

On a recent trip to Sierra Leone, Cameroonian scientist Pierre Mvogo Ndongo found a species […]

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‘Unlawful killings’ in Nigerian secessionist crackdown

Amnesty International says Nigerian security forces have killed dozens of people during operations against separatists […]

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Nigeria records highest Covid-19 cases in six months

Nigeria has recorded its highest daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 in nearly six months. Figures […]

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Machar calls those behind attempted ouster ‘peace spoilers’

South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Riek Machar, has condemned the group of generals within the military […]

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Fishermen net six mortar bombs in Lake Victoria

A group of fishermen looking for a catch in Kenya’s Lake Victoria got the shock […]

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UN food aid arrives in Tigray but more needed

More than 150 lorries carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern Tigray region. […]

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Mauritius speaker says MP-shaming remark ‘a joke’

The speaker of parliament in Mauritius has spoken out after criticism for shaming an MP with […]

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UN says millions on the verge of hunger in Nigeria

About 4.4 million people in north-eastern Nigeria may face acute hunger because of the attacks […]

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Mozambique ex-president urges talks with armed groups

Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has called on the government to consider dialogue with the […]

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Nigeria seizes pangolin scales in $54m record haul

Nigerian authorities have arrested three people after seizing a huge quantity of wild animal parts […]

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Ethiopia’s ‘dehumanising’ words worry US aid chief

The head of the US Agency for International Development says she has raised concerns with […]

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Claims of bias against aid workers in Tigray ‘dangerous’, says UN

The United Nations’ new humanitarian chief has denounced “dangerous” accusations by Ethiopian government officials that […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Bodies wash up in Sudan’s border river

Bodies with gunshot wounds and hands tied behind their backs have washed up in a […]

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Killing of 16 Congolese by suspected Islamists condemned

The military governor of Ituri province in eastern Congo has condemned the killing of 16 […]

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Jailed Moroccan journalist ready to end long hunger strike

The lawyer of a jailed Moroccan journalist, Soulaimane Raissouni, says his client is ready to […]

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Tunisia union urges president to quickly form government

One of the most powerful forces in Tunisian politics, the UGTT labour union, has urged […]

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Accusing aid workers in Tigray is dangerous – UN

Ethiopian government accusations that aid workers in the war-torn Tigray region are helping rebels are […]

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Egypt president says bread price should rise

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt has said that it was time to increase the […]

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Bodies in Sudan river are from Tigray – witness

A doctor in Sudan has told the BBC that at least some of the unidentified […]

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Mozambique raises concerns over Covid jabs’ expiry

Mozambique’s health minister has expressed concern over the issue of African countries receiving Covid vaccines […]

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US turns to South Africa to ease driver shortage

US companies are now looking into hiring long-distance drivers from South Africa to help with […]

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Tanzania’s defence minister dies

Tanzania’s Defence Minister Elias Kwandikwa died on Monday night while being treated in Dar es […]

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Nigeria gets US donation of four million Covid jabs

Nigeria has received a donation of four million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the US […]

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Zuma’s daughter hits back at Naomi Campbell

The daughter of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, Jabu, has hit out at British […]

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Morocco tightens restrictions as Covid cases rise

Morocco is introducing new coronavirus restrictions, including a night curfew, as infection rates rise. The […]

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Kenya’s deputy president barred from flying to Uganda

Kenya’s deputy president was on Monday made to wait for clearance for hours before he […]

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Six patients die in besieged Mali village

Six patients died in Songo village in central Mali, which has been besieged by armed […]

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Dozens of bodies found on Tigray-Sudan border river

Dozens of bodies have washed up on a river that marks the border between Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia: Growing concerns for unity as Tigray conflict spreads

There are increasing concerns about Ethiopian unity as the conflict in the northern Tigray region […]

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Concern as more critics of Tunisia’s president are arrested

Rights groups and social media users have raised concerns about freedoms in Tunisia as more […]

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University staff in Ghana strike over pay

Lecturers and non-academic staff at universities in Ghana have started an indefinite strike over pay. […]

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From selling charcoal to serving in the air force

A university graduate in Zambia has found work in the air force, after he spent […]

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Mourning declared after mass road deaths in Malawi

Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera, has declared two days of national mourning in honour of 21 […]

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Rwanda welcomes Tanzanian president on state visit

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has arrived in Kigali on her first official visit to […]

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