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Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations

Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said on Sunday.

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Tunisian president says he will not become a dictator after MP ...

Tunisia's president promised on Friday he would not turn into a dictator and rejected accusations he had staged a coup, as two parliament members ...

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Ghana's first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana's first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation's LGBT+ community as it faces a ...

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Mali’s interim government is mindful of fixed ...

Mali's transitional government is conscious of its commitment to a fixed deadline for arranging elections to restore democracy after last year's coup, Prime Minister Choguel Maiga said on Friday.
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Kenya suspends in-person meetings to curb ...

Kenya's health minister said on Friday the government had suspended all in-person meetings and public gatherings to try to contain Covid-19, whose spread in the country he now attributes to the more infectious Delta variant.
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More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia's Tigray could die of hunger- UNICEF

The United Nations children's agency said on Friday that more than 100,000 children in Ethiopia's northern region of ...

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Ugandan opposition, activists denounce digital car tracker plan

A move by Uganda's government to install digital tracking devices on vehicles to help fight rampant crime has been ...

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Zimbabwe approves J&J Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

Zimbabwe has authorised the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, the first Western-made shot to be ...

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Nigerian court acquits Shi’ite leader Zakzaky and wife of all charges

A Nigerian court on Wednesday acquitted Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a banned ...

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‘Happy to see you’: Ivory Coast political rivals hug in reconciliation push

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and long-time rival Laurent Gbagbo hugged on Tuesday at their first meeting in ...

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Anger and fear in Ghana as bill seeks to criminalise LGBT+ people

A bill in Ghana that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender has shocked the local LGBT+ community and ...

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African nations criticise push to fast-track deep-sea mining talks

African countries, many of which are heavily reliant on mining, have criticised a move by the tiny Pacific island ...

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Tunisian Islamists move to ease tensions, unions demand roadmap

Tunisia's leading Islamist party moved on Tuesday to ease the country's political crisis, calling for dialogue and ...

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As Tigray war intensifies, Ethiopia parades new army recruits

Thousands of Ethiopian army recruits paraded in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to bid farewell before leaving for training, ...

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Nigeria to launch digital currency, “e-naira”, in October — central bank

Nigeria plans to launch its own crypto currency, called the "e-naira", in October, its central bank governor said on ...

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US to ship 5.66-million Pfizer vaccine doses to SA, Nigeria to get Moderna

The US government on Wednesday will ship nearly 10-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Nigeria and SA as the ...

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Tunisia reassures Turkey, EU, UN after its president froze parliament

Tunisia's foreign minister phoned his counterparts in Turkey, France, Italy, Germany, the EU and High Commissioner for ...

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Zimbabwe orders all government workers to get Covid-19 vaccinations

Zimbabwe has ordered all government workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or risk not being covered by insurance ...

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Tanzanian court charges opposition leader with terrorism-related crimes

A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with terrorism-related crimes, police said on ...

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Implats Zimbabwe unit plans 185MW solar power plants

Impala Platinum Holdings Zimbabwe unit Zimplats plans to build two solar power plants with generation capacity of 185 ...