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Dozens of Congo’s rebels lay down weapons in the east

Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President...

WHO setting up hub to make COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa

The WHO is setting up a hub in South Africa to give companies from poor and middle-income countries the know-how and licenses to produce...

Ethiopians to vote in what government bills as first free election

Ethiopians voted on Monday in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades...

Uganda imposes new anti-coronavirus measures to stem raging pandemic

Uganda's president Yowreri Museveni on Friday introduced sweeping new anti-coronavirus measures including a ban on all vehicular movement except for essential workers to help...

Africa COVID trajectory is ‘very concerning’, WHO official says

The trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa is very concerning, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday. Absolute numbers do not make Africa...

Policeman killed, more than 80 students abducted in attack on Nigerian school

Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police,...

Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo returns home after decade of exile

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on...

Sudan’s prime minister warns of risk of chaos, civil war

Sudan’s prime minister warned on Tuesday of the risk of chaos and civil war fomented by loyalists of the previous regime as he sought...

Congo Senate declines to lift former PM’s immunity over failed agro project

Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for...

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