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Goalkeeping howler gifts Sierra Leone dramatic late equaliser against Ivory Coast

A goalkeeping howler handed Sierra Leone a dramatic last-gasp equaliser that secured a 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast in their Africa Cup of Nations Group E clash in Douala on ...

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa fires state security ...

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his state security minister Owen Ncube.

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Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed ...

An air strike in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, two aid ...

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Sixteen dead in road accident in Egypt’s South ...

Sixteen people were killed and 18 injured in an accident involving a bus and a microbus on the road between Egypt's Suez and El-Tor, the Egyptian health ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
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Zimbabwean schools to stay closed due to ...

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has indefinitely deferred the reopening of schools, citing high numbers of Covid-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant.
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Bodies burnt and one victim beheaded in Kenyan village near Somalia

Unidentified attackers killed six men in a Kenyan coastal village near the border with Somalia, beheading one of the ...

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Botswana's president in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in mandatory self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 in routine ...

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Cameroon conflict looms over Africa Cup of Nations venue

Droves of armoured vehicles are patrolling the streets of Limbe in Cameroon's conflict-torn South West Region ahead of ...

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Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist who campaigned against ivory trade, has died

Richard Leakey was celebrated for his work to save wildlife from poachers and for leading campaigns against the ivory ...

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Ethiopia seeks extra billions to rebuild from war

Ethiopia wants to pass a supplementary budget worth 122-billion birr (R39.55bn) to help finance programmes to rebuild ...

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Court dismisses urgent application by permit-holding Zimbabweans for visas

But litigation over home affairs decision far from over, says Motsoaledi.

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Underground fires threaten thousands in Zimbabwe coal mining town

Underground coal fires have been burning for years and are threatening homes and lives of 20,000 people in Hwange in ...

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Uganda charges 15 with terrorism for role in IS-linked bombings

Uganda on Thursday charged 15 people with offences including terrorism and aiding terrorism related to their alleged ...

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Omicron dashes expat Zimbabweans' hopes of Christmas at home

This close to Christmas, Augustin Chibaya's bus would normally be packed with the belongings of Zimbabweans heading ...

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Zimbabwean president calls for Cecil John Rhodes to be exhumed

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for the remains of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes to be exhumed and ...

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Tunisian parliament speaker rejects assembly suspension for another year

Tunisia's parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi said on Thursday he refused to suspend the parliament for another year.

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Nigeria to destroy 1-million expired Covid-19 vaccines: official

Nigeria will destroy around one million expired Covid-19 vaccines, Faisal Shuaib, head of the National Primary Health ...

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Zimbabwe drops incitement charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

The Zimbabwe high court has dropped charges of inciting violent anti-government protests against journalist Hopewell ...

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Ramaphosa to meet Senegalese President Macky Sall

Senegal marks the end of Ramaphosa’s four-nation state visit to West Africa.

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Gambia opposition rejects partial election results

Three opposition candidates have rejected the partial results of Gambia's election that show President Adama Barrow ...