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Gunfire erupts in Mogadishu as Somali government forces seal off streets

Gunfire and rockets exploded on Friday in Mogadishu as Somali government forces clashed with protesters angered by delayed elections, hours after fighters loyal to...

African Union to set up infrastructure fund for the continent

The African Union is setting up a fund to finance the construction of much-needed roads, railways and power plants on the continent, its infrastructure...

Trade pact with Mauritius among 3 major Cabinet decisions

Three important decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. These include a key trade agreement with...

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s...

Trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ set to begin amid family’s fears of injustice

Paul Rusesabagina has faced down murderous militias and been feted in Hollywood. On Wednesday, the former hotelier, depicted as a hero in a movie...

Hundreds protest in Algeria, hoping to rekindle mass demos

Hundreds of people demonstrated on Tuesday in the Algerian town of Kherrata to voice support for the Hirak protest movement that ousted Algeria’s veteran...

Alleged Central African Republic rebels plead not guilty

Two alleged leaders of a predominantly Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of war crimes...

COVID update from South African health workers

After testing thousands of people for coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she can’t wait to get vaccinated. “So many people, I test them...

Nigeria eliminates 81 Boko Haram terrorists in army’s clearance operations

Nigeria's army officials on Monday claimed that they have recently killed 81 Boko Haram militants in clearance operations in the country's northeastern region. The operations...

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New York’s Cuomo calls for outside review after second former aide alleges sexual misconduct

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Saturday for an outside review following a report of sexual misconduct allegations against him by a second...

Spanish government says all cattle on pariah ship should be killed

More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed,...

Australia receives AstraZeneca vials as it ramps up vaccination drive

Australia received 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca PLC vaccine on Sunday, more than doubling the amount of all vaccines shipped to the country so...

El Salvador’s Bukele poised for majority in mid-term votes

Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday to vote in legislative and municipal elections that could give a broad victory to President Nayib Bukele’s...