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7 aid group members killed in Niger attack

French humanitarian aid group ACTED said seven of its colleagues, along with one of its guides, had been killed in the gun...

Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak

The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologised on Sunday for a major...

Algeria eases more COVID restrictions, including travel curbs and curfew

Algeria said on Saturday it will further ease its coronavirus lockdown, including shortening an overnight curfew and lifting some travel curbs.

Mauritius declares immediate emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

The island nation of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean.

Uganda’s prisoner population surges, raising fears of COVID-19 outbreak

Uganda has recorded a 10% increase in the number of people in jail since March, a prison official told NYK Daily on...

Egypt’s sex assault accusations spotlight social stigmas

When dozens of Egyptians began posting accounts of sexual assault on social media last month, activists sensed a “#MeToo” moment in a...

10 countries account for 80% of Africa COVID-19 testing – Africa CDC

Ten countries account for 80% of the new coronavirus testing taking place across Africa, a regional body said on Thursday, indicating that...

Nigerian startup helps local churches digitize operations

Henry Okolo has grown accustomed to using his phone to stay in touch with God during the coronavirus pandemic. He uses an...

Gambia COVID-19 cases surge 60% in a week

Coronavirus cases in Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest country, have surged over 60% in the last seven days to nearly 800 cases, health...

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German FM complains about U.S. threat of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that he had complained to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the threat...

1 dead, 3 injured after gas explosion destroys Baltimore homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the...

Afghan president signs decree to free 400 Taliban inmates

The palace tweeted that Ghani signed the decree late Monday evening for pardon of punishment of convicted Taliban prisoners, who are included...

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the...