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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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US aid chief to push for more access in Tigray

The head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, is due to […]

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Algerian students in France fund Covid aid

Algerian students in France have raised more than €600,000 ($713,000; £513,000) to buy medical equipment […]

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Nigeria doctors to begin strike over poor pay

Doctors in Nigeria’s public hospitals are set to begin an indefinite strike over poor pay […]

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Mozambique state fuel firm denies links to sea spill

Mozambique’s state-owned fuel distributor, Petromoc, has denied links to an oil spill that happened over […]

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More than 700 migrants rescued off Libya and Malta

More than 700 migrants have been picked up by rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea […]

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Tunisia parliament speaker discharged from hospital

Tunisia’s parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi was discharged from hospital on Sunday hours after he was […]

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Zambia deploys army to curb violence ahead of polls

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has ordered the deployment of the military to suppress electoral violence […]

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Ethiopian Airlines denies airlifting arms to Tigray

Ethiopia’s national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has denied reports that it shipped arms to the conflict-hit […]

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At least 15 soldiers killed in Niger attack

Fifteen soldiers have been killed in what Niger’s defence ministry has described as a “terrorist […]

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Nigeria probes top police officer over FBI charge

The Nigerian police say they have received ‘’allegation and indictment processes’’ from the US Federal […]

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Zimbabwe’s economy grows but benefits not felt yet

Zimbabwe’s economy is predicted to grow this year by 7.8%, which is slightly more than […]

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Unemployed Kenyan medics cleared to work in UK

Kenya has signed a deal with the UK that will allow its unemployed nurses and […]

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Tunisia’s president plans corruption crackdown

Tunisian President Kais Saied has indicated plans for a looming crackdown on corruption in the […]

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Rwandan troops kill 14 militants in Mozambique operation

Rwandan forces killed 14 militants during their recent operations in Mozambique, an army spokesperson has […]

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Somalia’s long-delayed elections officially start

Somalia’s Jubbaland regional state assembly has elected Ilyas Badal Gabose as the first member of […]

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Gunmen kill 18 in Niger near Mali border

Eighteen people have been killed by gunmen in Niger in an area near the border […]

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Zimbabwean asylum seeker: Gardening saved my life

A Zimbabwean who sought asylum in the UK after fleeing his home country nearly two […]

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UN humanitarian chief visits Ethiopia amid crisis

The UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, is visiting Ethiopia amid concerns of a worsening humanitarian […]

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Kanu’s family accuses UK government of not doing enough

The family of British national Nnamdi Kanu, a leader of a Biafran separatist movement in […]

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Kenya president urges world to invest in education

At a global education summit in London hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and […]

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Burundi allows Covid jabs but won’t encourage them

Burundi has agreed to receive Covid jabs, but the government says it will not urge […]

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Nigeria’s Hushpuppi pleads guilty to money laundering

Nigerian Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi , whose real name is Ramon Abbas, has pleaded guilty to […]

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Row over Somalia’s ballot box donations

Somalis online have questioned why some state governments received donations of ballot boxes from the […]

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Ship that blocked Suez Canal arrives at Dutch port

A huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, disrupting global trade, has […]

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Tunisia president sacks head of state television

Tunisian President Kais Saeid has dismissed the head of the national television station, Mohamed Lassaad […]

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Amnesty reveals civilians’ misery in Cameroon crisis

Civilians have borne the brunt of unlawful killings, kidnappings and the widespread destruction of houses […]

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Intense fighting in Amhara as Ethiopia’s war rages

Intense fighting is being reported in Ethiopia’s Amhara region – the latest sign that the […]

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Tanzanian president gets coronavirus jab

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu has been vaccinated against Covid-19. “We are not an island and […]

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‘Inhumane’ treatment of SA looters condemned

A South African state commission has expressed concern over the “inhumane” treatment of suspected looters […]

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Where is Ethiopia’s Tigray war headed?

Is Ethiopia’s Tigray region any closer to finding peace? It’s been almost nine months since the […]

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Monitors worry over risk to South Sudan peace deal

International monitors in South Sudan say they are worried over the continued clashes threatening the […]

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France to rule on Equatorial Guinea VP’s assets

The top appeals court in France is due to rule on a conviction handed to […]

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AU joins global call for calm and talks in Tunisia

The African Union (AU) has joined the European Union and the US in calling for […]

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Policewoman delivers homeless woman’s baby

A Mozambican police officer has helped deliver a baby for a homeless woman, who has […]

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Ousted Tunisian PM says he won’t cling on

Tunisia’s dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi says he will not cling on to his position, […]

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Child malnutrition to quadruple in Madagascar – UN

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that half a million children in southern […]

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At least 57 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

At least 57 people are reported to have drowned off the Libyan coast – the […]

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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo due to meet President Ouattara

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara will on Tuesday meet his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo. This will […]

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Lawyers push Nigeria separatist Kanu’s case to AU

Lawyers to Nigeria’s pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu say they have started legal action against Nigeria […]

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Tunisia extends nightly curfew by two extra hours

Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the nightly curfew by two extra hours, a day […]

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Nigeria separatist Nnamdi Kanu to appear in court

Nigeria’s pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu is due to appear in court on Monday in the […]

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South Africa eases Covid restrictions

South Africa has eased some Covid restrictions after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country had […]

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Suspect in attack on Mali leader dies in custody

A man accused of trying to stab Mali’s interim president, Assimi Goïta, last week has […]

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Algeria deeply concerned by Morocco spying allegations

Algeria has expressed “deep concerns” over reports that Morocco had used software to spy on […]

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Ugandan weightlifter deported from Japan after going missing

A Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympics camp in western Japan has been flown home […]

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Can Africa win the music streaming battle?

Taking your music everywhere has never been this easy. Music streaming is now a multi-billion dollar […]

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US lawmakers express concern over Tanzanian arrests

A committee of US lawmakers has expressed concern over the arrest of the Tanzanian opposition […]

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UN body finds new Mauritian ID card violates privacy

The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Mauritius’ new identity card laws violate privacy […]

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Thirteen civilians killed in CAR clashes – UN

Thirteen civilians have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic, the UN peacekeeping […]

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Rwandan troops kill dozens of jihadists in Mozambique

Rwandan forces deployed to help contain an Islamist insurgency have killed at least 30 jihadists, […]

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Kenya uses drones to kill mosquito larvae

Kenya has begun using drones to identify mosquito breeding sites in the country and kill […]

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Nigeria receives six planes to fight insurgency

Nigeria has received the first six of 12 military aircraft it bought from the United […]

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Ethiopia meets dam filling target amid controversy

The Ethiopian government says it has met its second-year target for filling a dam on […]

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Zuma appears in virtual corruption trial from jail

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has appeared on a video link from prison to […]

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South Sudan closes Covid vaccination centres

The health authorities in South Sudan say they have closed down all the Covid-19 vaccination […]

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Sao Tome awaits presidential poll results

Votes are being counted in Sao Tome’s presidential election after polls closed on Sunday in […]

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Covid: Nigerian capital and six states on high alert

Nigeria has placed its capital Abuja and six other states on high alert following the […]

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Zuma graft trial resumes after deadly protests

The corruption trial of South Africa’s jailed ex-President Jacob Zuma resumes on Monday following deadly […]

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Zimbabwe ruling party denies plan to ban miniskirts

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has denied reports it intends to ban women and girls from wearing […]

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Ethiopia warns foreign media over Tigray coverage

Ethiopia has warned foreign media of stringent measures if they continue to refer to the […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict spreads to neighbouring state

The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is showing further signs of spreading to other areas […]

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UN condemns child abductions and killing in Kenya

The United Nations children’s agency, Unicef, has condemned the kidnapping and murder of children in […]

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Kenyan leader condemns killing of environmentalist

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of Joanna Stutchbury, a Kenyan environmentalist and […]

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We are just defending our land’: Q&A with Amhara leader

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – Tigrayan fighters this week launched a new offensive along the southern border […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fleeing for fear of new ethnic conflict

Almost every night, a handful of young men slip across the well-guarded border, swimming across […]

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Eritrean refugees’ plight worsening in Tigray – UN

The United Nations refugee agency has warned the situation in camps housing Eritrean refugees in […]

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Ethiopia suspends Addis Standard’s licence

Ethiopia’s media regulator has suspended the licence of privately-owned Addis Standard news site over what […]

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Amnesty criticises arbitrary detention of Tigrayans

The rights organisation Amnesty International has called on the Ethiopian government to either release or […]

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Africa’s Covid deaths up 43% in a week – WHO

Africa has recorded a 43% rise in Covid-19 deaths in the last week, the World […]

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Sudanese groups call to amend “intimidating” Islamic laws

The amputation of a hand and a foot on opposite sides (the right hand and […]

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UN condemns attack on aid workers in Warrap State

Humanitarian workers strive to deliver life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan, […]

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Nigeria’s Eid horse parades cancelled over security

Celebrations to mark the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha have been cancelled in two traditional […]

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Troops across Ethiopia ‘mobilising to fight Tigray’

Growing numbers of troops are reported to be mobilising across Ethiopia to join the fight […]

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Somalia man executed after raping stepdaughter

A man has been executed by firing squad in southern Somalia’s Jubaland state for raping […]

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South Africa’s military calls up army reserves

The military forces in South Africa have called up all members of the army reserve […]

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Eswatini king invites his subjects for protest talks

Eswatini’s King Mswati III has called for an open forum to discuss the pro-democracy protests […]

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US ‘concerned’ over human rights situation in Egypt

The United States says it is concerned by the worsening human rights situation in Egypt. […]

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Kenyan man confesses to killing at least 10 children

A man’s chilling confession to killing at least 10 children has topped Kenyan newspaper headlines. […]

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Europe’s role in Libya migrant horror condemned

Rights group Amnesty International has condemned what it called the complicity of European states in […]

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Rwanda announces new lockdown as Covid cases spike

The Rwandan government has announced a 10-day lockdown in the capital, Kigali, and eight other […]

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South Africa newspaper unable to print… again

A South African daily newspaper will for the second day not publish a print edition […]

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Ethiopia’s Amhara region vows new attacks on Tigray

The authorities in Ethiopia’s Amhara region say they will go on the offensive against forces […]

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Kaunda buried after court rejects family’s appeal

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda has been laid to rest at a memorial site for […]

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MSF suspends Tigray work amid ‘shocking’ violence

Medical charity MSF has suspended its work in some parts of Ethiopia’s war-torn region of […]

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Ethiopia resumes filling Nile dam reservoir, raising tensions ahead of UN meeting

Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling the reservoir of its mega-dam on the […]

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Rwanda re-opens Covid treatment centres as cases rise

Rwanda has re-opened Covid treatment centres after a surge in cases and they are now […]

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Row brews over whether Zuma will be arrested

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma must hand himself over to police Wednesday or face […]

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Motorbike gunmen kill 18 in Nigeria’s Katsina state

At least 18 people have been killed by gunmen in the north-western Nigerian state of […]

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US calls for negotiated ceasefire in Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday stressed the need for a negotiated ceasefire […]

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Zambia set for ex-president’s burial on Wednesday

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda is being laid to rest in a state funeral on […]

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Kenyans accuse president of breaking curfew rules

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is under fire for launching projects past curfew hours. President Kenyatta […]

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Tigray rebels mobilise to fight Amhara militia – reports

Rebel forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are preparing for a new conflict with militia from […]

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Court due to hear Zuma’s bid to stop his jail term

Former South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma’s application seeking to halt his 15-month jail term is […]

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Fire breaks out at Nigerian preacher’s memorial

A fire broke out on Monday night in a storehouse in the church of the […]

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Interpol seeks arrest for Mali ex-president’s son

One of Mali’s former President Ibrahim Keïta’s son, Karim, is wanted by Interpol over the […]

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DR Congo senate lifts former PM’s immunity

The senate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has lifted the immunity of former Prime […]

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Egypt denounces Ethiopia’s new move to fill Nile dam

Egypt has denounced Ethiopia’s decision to begin filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam […]

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Ethiopian PM downplays exit from Tigray’s capital

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has downplayed Monday’s capture by rebels of the Tigrayan regional […]

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Internet cut in Eswatini amid protests

The internet has been shut off and a curfew imposed in Eswatini, the southern African […]

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Extradited driver sentenced to 25 years for genocide

 man extradited to Rwanda from the Netherlands has been sentenced to 25 years in prison […]

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UK not involved in arrest of Nnamdi Kanu – embassy

The UK has denied involvement in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, who leads […]

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Girl dies on helicopter amid migrant rescue mission

A five-year-old girl has died during a helicopter flight to hospital after being rescued from […]

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Fake Covid vaccine injectors arrested in Uganda

Two people have been arrested in Uganda for giving out fake Covid-19 vaccines. One more […]

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Namibian mortuaries full as Covid bites

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has said his country is facing a “dark and sombre moment” […]

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Arrests made over Burkina Faso village massacre

Two suspected jihadists have been arrested over the Solhan attack in the north-eastern region of […]

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Tigray crisis: 30,000 children ‘risk imminent death’

The United Nations says it needs urgent access to tens of thousands of vulnerable people […]

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Why are Eritrean Christians under pressure?

Catholic schools seized. Church-run clinics shut down. Eritrean Catholics say the government has – for years – […]

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Ivory Coast’s ex-President Gbagbo hits out at ICC

Ivory Coast’s former President Laurent Gbagbo has criticised the International Criminal Court (ICC) for being […]

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Storms damage Ethiopian refugee shelters in Sudan

Severe storms have damaged the shelters of more than 16,000 Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan, […]

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Kenya to set up Covid vaccine plant

Kenya will set up a “fill and finish” vaccine plant where the last process of […]

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Sudan protests planned amid tough economic reforms

Two years after a popular uprising in Sudan led to the end of a 30-year […]

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Kenyans in the north ‘risk starvation’ over drought

Kenyans living in three counties in the north of the East African nation risk starvation […]

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Mozambican children traumatised by violence – report

Children in northern Mozambique displaced by the Islamist insurgency have been traumatised by their experiences, […]

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US says Ethiopia truce positive if action follows

The United States has said Ethiopia’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Tigray region […]

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Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral ceasefire in Tigray

Ethiopia’s government said it has declared an immediate, unilateral ceasefire in its northern Tigray region […]

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Federal government backs up Tigray ceasefire call

There are some more details on the breaking story that Ethiopia’s federal government has accepted […]

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Tigray administration calls for immediate ceasefire

The interim administration in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, appointed by the federal government, has called for […]

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Stop denying racism, UN tells governments

The United Nations has called on states to stop denying racism and start dismantling it. […]

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Burkina Faso leader urges cancellation of protests

Burkinabe President Roch Kaboré has called on opposition and civil society groups to cancel planned […]

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy wins BET award for third time

Nigerian music star Burna Boy is this year’s winner of the Best International Act at […]

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Curfew in DR Congo city after bomb blasts

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni on Sunday declared […]

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Museveni: Vaccine inequality is Africa’s wake-up call

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called out “vaccine selfishness” in the world but said it […]

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South Africa announces tough new Covid restrictions

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced tough new restrictions to limit the impact of […]

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Ugandans to be barred from UK travel over Covid

The UK has added Uganda to the “red list” nations from where travellers will not […]

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South Africa doctors forced to choose who to save

Medical professionals in South Africa are having to choose who to save as the system […]

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‘Battle lines drawn’ in row over SA’s Zulu king

Battle lines” have been drawn in a row over who should succeed to South Africa’s […]

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Zambia cancels elections in three constituencies

Three constituencies in Zambia will not have their parliamentary elections on 12 August as the […]

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Niger insurgents kill at least 10 in motorbike raids

At least 10 people have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in western […]

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Congolese singer’s emotional appeal for Goma victims

A Congolese musician, Tresor Riziki, has launched an appeal to raise funds for communities affected […]

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Somaliland opens ‘game changer’ new container port

A new port has been officially opened in Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, […]

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Ethiopia denies military plane shot down by rebels

The Ethiopian military has rejected claims that its plane which crashed in the Tigray region […]

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Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray

Ethiopia’s military has rejected accounts that dozens of civilians were killed in an air raid […]

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Scandal-hit Mozambican police school gets female boss

The appointment of a woman to head a police training school in Mozambique accused of […]

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Covid: Uganda parliament shut for disinfection

Uganda’s parliament will be temporarily closed for two weeks as the country continues to battle […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Heavy casualties reported after airstrike

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed or injured after Ethiopia’s air force bombed a […]

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SA opera star accuses French airport of racism

South Africa opera singer Pretty Yende has thanked fans for their support after being subjected […]

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Several people killed in Ethiopia airstrike

Several people were killed and others injured in an airstrike in a town in Togoga, […]

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Carter Center consultant dies in Ethiopia

US pro-democracy organisation Carter Center has confirmed the death of John Marsh, an American citizen […]

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Zimbabwe delays reopening of schools over Covid

Zimbabwe has postponed the reopening of schools and other learning institutions by two weeks following […]

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Namibia president explains his vaccine delay

The Namibian president Hage Geingob has said he delayed getting a Covid-19 vaccine because doctors […]

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Ex-Mauritanian president facing graft charges jailed

The former president of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has been jailed by a judge […]

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Madagascar families ‘eating mud’ in worst drought

The World Food Programme is warning that the worst drought in southern Madagascar for four […]

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Sudan asks for UN meeting over Nile dam row

Sudan’s foreign minister has written to the UN Security Council to intervene on the row […]

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Three killed at polling station in Ethiopia

At least three people have been killed after an attack on a polling station 50km […]

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Ballot counting in Ethiopia as voting continues

Voting in Ethiopia is continuing in some parts of the country for a second day […]

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UN says South Sudan behind schedule in peace process

The formation of a unified national army is a “critical element” in South Sudan’s transition […]

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Zambia’s ‘unprecedented’ deaths fill up morgues

Zambian health authorities have expressed concern over rising coronavirus-related deaths, as the country continues to […]

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Chocolate brands may be named and shamed for poor pay

Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s top two cocoa producers, have threatened to name and […]

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Sudan wants Ethiopian peacekeepers out of Abyei

Sudan has once again urged the UN to replace Ethiopian peacekeepers in the disputed Abyei […]

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Soldiers injured in Mali base attack

Several French soldiers were injured in an attack on a base in central Mali. The […]

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EU to lift restrictions on Burundi

The European Union is in the process of removing financial restrictions on Burundi, the president’s […]

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‘Only Ethiopians can determine election credibility’

The only prominent opposition politician taking part in election has said that it is not […]

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Car bomb hits France’s Barkhane force in Mali, several soldiers injured

The attack occurred in the Kaigourou neighbourhood of Gossi in central Mali injuring several soldiers operating under […]

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UN boss urges free and peaceful Ethiopia election

Antonio Guterres has urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure that all voters cast their votes ” […]

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Abiy plants tree ahead of vote

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been inspecting several projects in the capital, Addis Ababa, […]

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Delays in Ethiopia polling stations

Some polling stations in Ethiopia have experienced delays in opening. In Finote polling station, Bahir […]

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Peace and security key concerns in Ethiopia’s election

The main issue for Ethiopians as they vote is security and peace, the BBC’s Kalkidan […]

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Voters wait in line in Ethiopia’s Ambo town

Voters in Ethiopia’s Ambo town – where only ruling party candidates are running – have […]

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Why some parties have boycotted Ethiopia election

Parties in Ethiopia’s most populous region, Oromia, said they would boycott the election. The Oromo […]

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Ethiopians vote in first electoral test for Abiy

Ethiopians have started voting in regional and parliamentary elections, despite worsening ethnic tensions along with […]

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Eritrean troops to leave soon – Ethiopia’s UN envoy

Eritrean troops who have been fighting in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray will leave “soon”, […]

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Sudan leader warns of civil war and defends reforms

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has warned that there is a risk of the country […]

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Namibia tightens restrictions amid Covid spike

Namibia has announced tight measures to limit the spread of coronavirus after a recent spike […]

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DR Congo senate declines to lift ex-PM’s immunity

The senate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has voted against a request to lift […]

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Algeria’s ruling party wins most parliamentary seats

lgeria’s ruling party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has won most seats in last Saturday’s […]

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South Africa imposes new restrictions as cases rise

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced new restrictions as South Africa faces a third wave of Covid-19. A […]

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Tigray starvation used as weapon of war – UN aid boss

The UN humanitarian chief says the situation in the Ethiopian region of Tigray is worse […]

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UN boss says there is now famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The UN humanitarian chief says the situation in the Ethiopian region of Tigray is worse […]

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South Africa imposes new restrictions as cases rise

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced new restrictions as South Africa faces a third wave of Covid-19. A […]

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Algeria’s ruling party wins most parliamentary seats

Algeria’s ruling party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has won most seats in last Saturday’s […]

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UK envoy warns of famine threat in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations has warned famine is imminent in […]

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DR Congo senate declines to lift ex-PM’s immunity

The senate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has voted against a request to lift […]

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Namibia tightens restrictions amid Covid spike

Namibian has announced tight measures to limit the spread of coronavirus after a recent spike […]

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Sudan leader warns of civil war and defends reforms

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has warned that there’s a risk of the country descending […]

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Eritrean troops to leave soon – Ethiopia’s UN envoy

Eritrean troops who have been fighting in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray will leave “soon”, […]

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Equatorial Guinea soldiers charged over blasts

Two soldiers in Equatorial Guinea have been charged with homicide and negligence in a military […]

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Twitter boss ‘liable’ for #EndSars losses – minister

Nigeria’s government holds Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey indirectly liable for the losses the […]

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South Africa police fail to contain ‘diamond rush’

Police in a South African village in Kwazulu-Natal are struggling to stop people searching for […]

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UN calls for free and fair elections in Mali

The UN Security Council has called for free and fair elections in Mali in the […]

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Zimbabwe hero’s kin fights state plan to seize farm

A son of a Zimbabwean national hero has taken to social media to protest against […]

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Senegal leader demands beach security after deaths

Senegalese President Macky Sall has called for urgent action after at least eight people died […]

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Somalia’s army camp rocked by deadly suicide attack

At least 15 army recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a […]

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South Sudan vaccinates 16,000 against coronavirus

The health authorities in South Sudan have said that they have so far vaccinated more […]

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Egypt upholds death penalties for Muslim Brotherhood members

An Egyptian court has upheld the death penalty for 12 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, […]

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Sexual harassment case sees basketball chief step aside

Hamane Niang, the Malian president of basketball’s governing body in Africa, Fiba, has agreed to […]

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Bobi Wine supporters released after six months

The military court in Kampala has released on bail 18 supporters of opposition politician Robert […]

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Kaunda asks for prayers after hospital admission

Zambia’s founding father Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital after feeling “unwell”, a statement […]

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Eritrean Orthodox church’s new patriarch consecrated

The Eritrean Orthodox church has consecrated a new patriarch as the former leader remains in […]

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Ramaphosa insists on need for vaccine patent waiver

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated the need for a patent waiver to allow […]

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Tanzanian president calls for digital currency plan

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has urged the country’s central bank to be prepared for […]

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Why is Covid on the rise again in Africa?

At a press conference this month the World Health Organization (WHO) said the situation with […]

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Algeria cancels France 24 licence

Algeria’s ministry of communications says that the accreditation of France 24 has been cancelled. The […]

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Twitter boss posts Nigerian flag as protests held

In an enigmatic message, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has tweeted three Nigerian flags with no […]

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Zambia president assures public after collapse

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has assured citizens that he is well after collapsing while attending […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: G7 calls for access for aid workers

The G7 group has called for unimpeded access for aid workers to Ethiopia’s northern Tigray […]

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US ‘gravely concerned’ ahead of elections in Ethiopia

The United States has voiced concerns ahead of Ethiopia’s elections, saying ethnic violence and detentions […]

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Macron to reduce French military presence in the Sahel.

In tonight’s edition: French President Emmanuel Macron announces a reduction of France’s military operations in […]

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Uganda posts highest number of daily Covid cases

Uganda has recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic begun. A total […]

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Ethiopia postpones elections in two states

Ethiopia’s electoral board has postponed until September elections in two of the country’s federal states […]

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Row in Burundi over Muslim morning prayer call

Muslim leaders in Burundi have disowned a cleric’s criticism against the interior minister after he […]

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Zimbabwean sues police boss and minister over assault

A 63-year-old Zimbabwean woman is suing the police boss and home affairs minister for alleged […]

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US condemns Nigeria’s Twitter ban

The United States has condemned Nigeria’s ban on Twitter. The US Department of State’s Spokesman […]

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Kenya lifts ban on Somalia flights

Kenya has lifted a ban on direct flights to and from Somalia barely a month […]

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350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Some 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing “catastrophic” food shortages, according to […]

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SA minister Zweli Mkhize put on leave over corruption allegations

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has put his Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave, […]

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UN aid appeal for thousands displaced by Burkina Faso attack

The United Nations’ refugee agency says thousands of villagers in Burkina Faso urgently need water, […]

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Tigray conflict: ‘We have no food, we face death’

People in a district of Ethiopia’s Tigray region have told the BBC, they are on […]

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Eritrea blames the US for Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Eritrea has blamed the US government for the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. In […]

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Schools ‘reopen in Ethiopia’s Tigray region’

Schools in Mekelle, the capital of the Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, have reopened seven […]

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Mozambique phone firm blocks thousands over fraud

Mozambique’s mobile firm Vodacom which oversees the money transfer platform, M-Pesa, says it blocks around […]

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What’s Nigeria’s beef with Twitter?

Twitter has been suspended in Nigeria after what could be described as a spat between the social […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray on the brink of famine – UN chief

Several areas in Ethiopia’s northern region in Tigray are “on the brink of famine”, the […]

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UN calls for safety guarantee of CAR peacekeepers

The UN Security Council has called on the Central African Republic authorities and other forces […]

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Kenya hospitals ‘boost capacity over new Covid wave’

Hospitals in Kenya are preparing for a surge in Covid-19 cases with some launching oxygen […]

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US imposes visa restrictions over Cameroon violence

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on people accused of inciting violence in English-speaking […]

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Nigeria ‘in discussions with Twitter’ after ban

Nigeria says it’s in discussions with Twitter, having suspended the social media platform over the […]

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Mines to close in northern Burkina Faso

All artisanal mines are being closed in the northern province of Sahel, in Burkina Faso, […]

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Kelvin Odenigbo: Nigerian footballer’s drowning in Belarus an accident says club

Belarusian club FC Vitebsk said on Monday that Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo drowned over the […]

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Green light for returns to volcano-hit city in Congo

The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo says people can start returning to […]

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Pakistan train accident: Dozens killed in Sindh collision

A collision involving two passenger trains in southern Pakistan has killed at least 40 people […]

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Mali’s junta leader sworn in as president

Col Assimi Goïta, the leader of Mali’s junta, has officially been sworn in as the […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader is dead, say rival militants

The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, rival […]

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Forty people killed in Darfur ethnic violence

State media in Sudan say nearly 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in […]

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Congolese singer ‘attacked by Algerian’ in France

Congolese musician Aimé Nkanu says he has alerted French police after suffering a racist attack. […]

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Life resumes in Rwanda’s volcano-hit district

A sense of normalcy is returning to a Rwandan district ravaged by volcanic activity in […]

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Somaliland opposition wins most parliamentary seats

The two opposition parties in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have won the majority of […]

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Zambian police deny firing at opposition leader

Zambian police chief Kakoma Kanganja has denied reports that the country’s security forces fired on […]

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Why are students in eSwatini so angry?

This month students in eSwatini demonstrated outside the country’s capital to demand action, alleging that […]

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Libya bomb blast kills two security officers

wo Libyan security officers were killed and five others injured in a blast at a […]

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Mali coup leader due to be sworn in as president

Colonel Assimi Goïta is being sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Monday. It’s a […]

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Uganda closes schools as Covid cases rise

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has shut down schools and suspended public gatherings as the country […]

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Thousands demand justice for Khartoum protest dead

Thousands of people in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, have been marching to demand justice for […]

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Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post

Twitter has removed a post by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists […]

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German ‘bows before descendants’ of Namibia genocide

In a joint statement, the German and Namibian governments have fleshed out some of the […]

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Gunmen hijack school bus in Nigeria’s Ondo state

Gunmen hijacked a school bus in the early hours of Thursday in Akure, the capital […]

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Kenyans to sue British army over wildfire

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base […]

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AU and UN team visits South Sudan violence victims

A joint African Union and United Nations team is in South Sudan visiting towns and […]

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Kenyan man bitten by a snake ‘from the sky’

A driver in Kenya’s Kitui county was admitted to a hospital following a bizarre incident […]

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Namibia hospitals ‘running short of oxygen’

Namibia’s state-run hospitals are “facing a critical shortage of life-saving oxygen” as the number of […]

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Nigerian lecturers fired after sex-for-grades scandal

Two lecturers at Nigeria’s University of Lagos (Unilag) have been dismissed following an investigation into […]

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Kenyan man bitten by a snake ‘from the sky’

A driver in Kenya’s Kitui county was admitted to a hospital following a bizarre incident […]

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Red Cross suspends operations in South Sudan state

The South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has suspended operations in Torit, Eastern Equatoria state after […]

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Ugandan minister shooting: Wamala discharged from hospital

Uganda’s Transport Minister General Katumba Wamala was discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery to remove […]

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ICC prosecutor asks Sudan to hand over key suspect

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has asked Sudan to hand over a key suspect accused […]

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Dozens charged after arrest in Uganda LGBT shelter

Forty-two people have been charged after they were arrested in a raid on an LGBTI+ […]

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UN urges rich nations to donate vaccines to African nations

he UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, is urging the world’s richest countries to donate a fifth […]

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Nigeria school attack: Parents’ deaths linked to kidnapping

Two parents of kidnapped schoolchildren in Tegina in Nigeria’s central Niger state have died of […]

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Uganda shooting: Minister thanks taxi rider for help

Ugandan Minister Katumba Wamala, who survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, has thanked the rider […]

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Boat sinks off Tunisia ‘killing 23 migrants’

A humanitarian organisation says at least 23 migrants have drowned off the coast of Tunisia […]

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Amnesty urges Chad to prosecute ‘killer officers’

Amnesty International has asked Chad to ensure that officers responsible for killing protesters during demonstrations […]

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SA announces blackouts because of breakdowns

South Africa’s power company Eskom has announced load shedding, or scheduled blackouts, that will last […]

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Polisario leader arrives in Algeria from Spain

The leader of a Western Saharan separatist group arrived in Algeria early on Wednesday, after […]

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Suspects in Uganda minister shooting shown on CCTV

Police in Uganda have released street camera footage of two men believed to be behind […]

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Kenya detains Ghanaian accused of dating fraud

Kenyan authorities have arrested a Ghanaian national for allegedly fraudulently obtaining $83,000 (£58,490) from a […]

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Over 90 percent of people in war-hit Tigray need food aid.

UN’s World Food Programme says hunger levels are increasing in the northern Ethiopian region as […]

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How a US woman learnt she was Sierra Leone royalty

A film is to be made by Disney about a woman who was adopted in […]

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Half a million without water in DR Congo – charity

Nearly 500,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been left without clean drinking […]

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African Union suspends Mali and warns of sanctions

Mali has been suspended from the African Union (AU) following last week’s military coup – […]

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Buhari vows to ‘shock’ attackers in stark warning

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that his government will not tolerate any action promoting […]

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Mali leader appoints protest leader as new PM

Mali’s transitional President Col Assimi Goïta has named Choguel Kokalla Maïga as the country’s new […]

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Nigerian head’s five children among pupils abducted

The head of an Islamic school in Nigeria where some students were abducted on Sunday […]

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Ivory Coast’s ex-President Gbagbo to return in June

Ivory Coast’s former President Laurent Gbagbo is set to return home this month, weeks after […]

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AU chief urges calm after African parliament scuffle

The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has appealed to the members of the […]

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France calls for strict adherence on Mali transition

The French foreign minister has called for strict adherence to Mali’s transition timetable by military […]

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Buhari orders action over kidnapped children

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the security authorities to hasten efforts to rescue more […]

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Ugandan minister’s daughter dies after shooting

The daughter of Uganda’s Transport Minister Gen Katumba Wamala and his driver have died from […]

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Fishing for pet food ‘deprives millions of West Africans’

Environmental campaigners have warned that exports of fish meal and fish oil from West Africa […]

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Angola president replaces head of security

Angolan President João Lourenço has sacked the head of his security team, Pedro Sebastião. He […]

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Over 90% of Tigray’s people ‘need urgent food aid’

The United Nations food agency says more than 90% of people in Ethiopia’s northern region […]

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Ethiopian PM’s office insists audio clip is fake

A recording purporting to be Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed saying he would rather die […]

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Ugandan president vows to defeat gunmen

The Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has vowed to defeat the criminals who shot and wounded […]

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Kenya warns it may ban Somalia humanitarian flights

Kenya has warned that it may impose a total ban on flights from Somalia including […]

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What Abubakar Shekau’s reported death means for Nigeria security.

If Boko Haram leader is indeed dead, some experts say they expect a number of […]

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Hundreds of thousands fled Congo volcano – UN

The United Nations has warned that as many as 400,000 people have fled the Congolese […]

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Uganda mulls second lockdown as Covid cases surge

The Ugandan government is considering a second Covid-19 lockdown to manage a sharp increase in […]

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Vaccination queues as Uganda faces second Covid wave

Hundreds of people are queuing at Uganda’s health ministry offices to get vaccinated as the […]

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Zimbabwe arrests ‘ghost’ burglar

A suspected burglar has been arrested in Zimbabwe’s southern district of Gutu for allegedly using […]

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Germany admits to Namibia colonial-era genocide.

The German government has confirmed more than a billion dollars in development aid for Namibia […]

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Sixty bodies recovered after Nigeria boat accident

The rescue operation in Nigeria’s Kebbi state has entered day three with 60 bodies having […]

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Foreign troops to join Mozambique’s terror fight

The leaders of several southern African countries have agreed to form a joint armed alert […]

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Three African artists nominated for BET award

Three African artists have been nominated for the international award in this year’s American BET […]

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Ghana president defends crackdown on illegal mining

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo has told off owners of mining equipment that were burnt […]

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Bobi Wine supporters freed on bail after five months

A Ugandan military court has released on bail 17 people detained five months ago while […]

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Kenya to get Covid vaccines from South Sudan

Kenya will receive 72,000 of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax facility this week. The vaccines […]

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Gunmen kill Nigerian policemen in wave of attacks

At least four police officers have been killed in the latest attack on police stations […]

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Somali leaders ‘make progress’ in election talks

The Somali government has said that federal and regional leaders have made progress on election […]

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Hundreds gather outside court for Zuma’s trial

Hundreds of supporters of former South Africa President Jacob Zuma have gathered outside Pietermaritzburg High […]

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Zuma pleads not guilty to corruption in South Africa

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has plead not guilty to corruption charges at the […]

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Hundreds flee homes as volcanic tremors hit Rwanda

Hundreds of people are believed to have fled their homes in Rwanda’s western town of […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray region at ‘serious’ risk of famine, warns top UN official

A senior UN official has warned the Security Council that urgent measures are needed to […]

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo: ‘Jihadism is an immediate threat for Western Africa’

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, granted FRANCE 24 and RFI an interview against the […]

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Pressure from US, EU could destabilize Ethiopia;

Pressure from the West, particularly the US, on Ethiopia to cease military operations and engage […]

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The continent celebrates Africa Day

People across the continent are celebrating Africa Day. The annual event commemorates the day when […]

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Mali cabinet reshuffle that led to president’s arrest

Mali’s transitional president and prime minister were detained by soldiers hours after the announcement of […]

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Egypt’s Sisi and Biden discuss Nile dam dispute

US President Joe Biden and Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi discussed the Nile dam dispute […]

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Sudan declares state of emergency over clashes

Sudan has declared a state of emergency and a night curfew in areas affected by […]

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Chadian diplomat faces US bribery charges

US prosecutors have opened a case against Chadian diplomat Mahamoud Adam Bechir, his former deputy […]

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Congo volcano: Hundreds of missing children rescued

The UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, says it has rescued 530 missing children who were separated […]

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Eritrea ‘refused to succumb to slavery and colonialism’

Eritrea has celebrated its independence as the president lauded the nation’s ability to defeat challenges […]

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Ethiopia accuses US of meddling after sanctions over Tigray

Ethiopia has accused the United States of meddling in its affairs after Washington announced restrictions on economic […]

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