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21-year-old becomes youngest person to die from Covid-19 in Zimbabwe

The youngest person to die of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe is a 21-year-old woman from Harare with no underlying medical issues or history of travel.

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Could Malawi's historic re-run election inspire Africa?

The opposition triumph in Malawi's recent landmark election re-run after last year's fraudulent polls were overturned could spur similar democratic ...

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Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo self-isolates despite negative ...

Ghana's president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative for Covid-19, the government said, ...

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Ugandan dies after setting fire to himself over ...

A Ugandan man has died after setting fire to himself in a police station when officers allegedly demanded a bribe to release his motorcycle, which he was using as a taxi and which had been impounded over violation of coronavirus restrictions.
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'We have failed': DR Congo looks back on 60 years ...

As DR Congo marks 60 years of independence from brutal colonial ruler Belgium, some are lamenting how little progress has been made since in a country caught in a “vicious cycle of instability and poverty”.
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Botswana investigating mystery deaths of at least 275 elephants

Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from ...

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Seven injured in explosion as police shoot suicide car bomber at Mogadishu port

At least seven people were wounded on Saturday as police shot a suicide car bomber at a checkpoint outside the port in ...

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Nigeria's Kano lifts virus lockdown

Authorities in northern Nigeria's biggest city Kano have lifted a three-month lockdown imposed to contain a coronavirus ...

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Algeria to receive from France remains of 24 resistance fighters

Algeria will receive from France on Friday the remains of 24 resistance fighters killed during French colonisation of ...

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French court rejects new probe of plane downing that sparked Rwanda genocide

French appeals judges on Friday rejected a request to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's ...

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Canadian engineer held in Egypt for more than a year returns home

A Canadian engineer who was detained in Egypt in February 2019 at the end of a business trip has been released and is ...

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More than 40,000 people forcefully evicted in East Africa during coronavirus crisis

More than 40,000 people across East Africa have been forcibly evicted from their homes since March, putting them at ...

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Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank head

Ireland's former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank ...

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AU says Africa lost $55 billion in ‘lifeblood’ tourism industry during lockdowns

Africa's travel and tourism industry has lost about $55bn due to the closure of borders to limit the spread of ...

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Morocco asks Amnesty for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco's prime minister has demanded Amnesty International provide evidence to support its allegations that Rabat used ...

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Africa airline industry lost $55 billion from virus shutdowns

Africa's travel and tourism industry has lost $55-billion due to the closure of borders to limit the spread of ...

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Slain Ethiopian singer electrified a generation with songs of freedom and protest

Imprisoned as a teenager for his political activism, singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa grew into one of Ethiopia's biggest ...

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DRC chocolate turns locals on to home-grown sweetness

Cocoa and coffee are experiencing a renaissance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Cameroon says Equatorial Guinea has stopped building border wall

Equatorial Guinea has suspended work on the construction of a wall along its border with Cameroon, according to the ...

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Tunisia women cyclists challenge gender norms

Bicycling has made recent inroads in the Tunisian capital, with women leading the peloton to achieve greater mobility ...

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