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Family mourns as US drone attacks in Somalia continue

It was a dark warm Sunday night and the Kusow family was gathered outside their home on the edge of…

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Security forces use violent tactics to enforce Africa’s coronavirus shutdowns

Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa’s Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment…

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Zimbabwe opposition leader removed as party head

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader has lost a court appeal to remain president of the biggest opposition party, the Movement for…

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Internet restored in Ethiopian opposition hotspot

Ethiopia is restoring the internet in western parts of the country in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus.…

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Millions enter lockdown in Nigeria, Zimbabwe … as Africa steps up virus fight

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja,…

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Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Polls have closed in Mali’s long-delayed parliamentary elections which were held despite concerns about security and the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday’s…

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WHO: 47-nation Africa has 2,650 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

Coronavirus has now spread to dozens of the 47 countries of the Wealth Health Organisation (WHO) Africa region, with 2,650…

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Mali goes to the polls despite COVID-19 fears

Malians are voting in long-delayed parliamentary elections a day after the country’s first coronavirus death. The poll has also been…

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South Africa reports first COVID-19 deaths

South Africa has announced its first deaths from Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, and said cases there have passed the 1,000 mark.…

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Magufuli: Tanzania to hold elections as planned despite COVID-19 outbreak

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Thursday that the country’s October 2020 general elections will be held as planned despite…

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