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Africa

Egypt receives 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses through Covax

Egypt has received a batch of more than 1.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the Covax initiative, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Africa

African Union mission urges return to ‘constitutional order’ in ...

An African Union mission recommended on Wednesday that Chad's military share power with a civilian president, as one of three options towards ...

Africa

Uganda army to join Congo in offensive against Islamist rebels

The Ugandan and Congo armies are setting up an operations centre in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo for a joint offensive against Islamist ...

Africa

As tobacco declines, Malawi must switch to ...

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera warned on Wednesday that his country's leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was in terminal decline and he urged a switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, which was legalised locally for some uses last year.
Africa

Six Zimbabweans face multiple charges linked to ...

The rhino poaching trial of six Zimbabweans, four of whom are allegedly in SA illegally, will proceed in the high court sitting in Makhanda on Thursday.
Africa

Ethiopia’s state telecoms monopoly launches mobile money service

Ethiopia's sole mobile operator, Ethio Telecom, launched a mobile phone-based financial service on Tuesday, seeking to ...

Africa

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of 'attempted homosexuality'

A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for "attempted homosexuality"

Africa

Power generation woes in Ivory Coast and Ghana hit industry and neighbours

A drop in electricity generation in Ivory Coast and Ghana has left households and businesses fuming as well as cutting ...

Africa

Zambia, IMF make progress towards bail-out loan programme

Zambia's finance ministry said on Monday that it had reached a broad agreement with the International Monetary Fund ...

News

Insurer of ship that blocked Suez Canal says reduced claim still high

UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday a reduced compensation ...

Africa

Ethiopian peacekeepers moved to Sudanese refugee camp after seeking asylum

Thirty-five Ethiopian peacekeeping soldiers were flown from Darfur in western Sudan to a refugee camp near the border ...

Africa

Islamist militia kills Malawian peacekeeper in east Congo

A female peacekeeper from Malawi was killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo's North Kivu province ...

Africa

Portugal to send another 60 troops to Mozambique on training mission

Portugal will send a further 60 troops to Mozambique as part of a new cooperation agreement aimed at helping the ...

Africa

Botswana and Zambia agree to work with Zimbabwe 'in principle' on Kazungula Bridge

Botswana and Zambia have agreed in principle to incorporate Zimbabwe into the Kazungula Bridge lying across the Zambezi ...

Africa

Suicide bomber kills six police officers in Somali capital

A suicide bomber killed six police officers in front of a district police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu late ...

Africa

Egypt executes monk for murder of bishop at monastery

Authorities carried out the death penalty on an Egyptian monk who killed the abbot of his monastery in 2018, a lawyer ...

Africa

Six killed at southern Nigerian police station

Armed attackers killed six people at a police station in southern Nigeria, a police spokesman said on Sunday, bringing ...

Politics

Purchase of new voting devices pushes IEC’s election budget to R2bn

The amount could escalate to cover the cost of adhering to Covid-19 protocols

Africa

South Sudan president dissolves parliament in line with peace deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of ...

News

Child’s burial 78,000 years ago in Kenya was a Homo sapiens milestone

It is a scene that exudes sadness: a child perhaps 2-1/2 or 3 years old buried in a shallow grave under the sheltered ...

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