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Sudan’s Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to...

Opposition candidate Neves wins Cape Verde election

Opposition candidate and former prime minister Jose Maria Neves won Cape Verde's presidential election on Sunday, as his main rival, the ruling party's flagbearer...

Cape Town fights alien trees threatening its water supply, biodiversity

In South Africa's Franschhoek mountains a helicopter drops off abseilers to cut down invasive pine trees that are choking off water supplies to millions...

Major donors urge WHO’s Tedros to act quickly on Congo sex scandal

The head of the World Health Organization came under U.S.-led pressure from donors on Friday to act quickly on a damning report on a...

Ethiopia expels seven U.N. officials, accusing them of meddling

Ethiopia is expelling seven senior U.N. officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday, two days after the world body's aid chief warned...

South Africa tells Western envoys it needs funds to shift from coal

South Africa told visiting climate envoys from the United States, Britain, Germany and France that it needs major financial support to move away from...

Tunisian president names Romdhane as prime minister

Tunisian President Kais Saied has named Najla Bouden Romdhane as prime minister and asked her to quickly form a government, the presidency said in...

Egypt tries researcher held on return from Italy on false news charge

Egyptian researcher Patrick Zaki, held for 19 months since being arrested on a trip home from Italy, faced trial on Tuesday on charges of...

Car-exhaust drug craze alarms Congo’s capital

A new craze for a drug derived from crushed vehicle exhaust filters is rattling authorities in Kinshasa, triggering a campaign to stamp out the...

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