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Armed Militants kill 10 civilians in northern Burkina Faso

Ten people were killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso on Monday morning, and four others were missing, a government source and a...

Congo to ban log exports to reduce pressure on its forests

Democratic Republic of Congo's environment minister said on Thursday the country intends to ban all log exports and implement other measures to lessen threats...

Sudanese army faces widening opposition to takeover

The Sudanese army was facing widening opposition on Thursday to this week's coup, with state officials in Khartoum vowing disobedience and activists mobilising for...

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...

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