Ethiopia civil war: Doctors among those begging for food in Tigray

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Some of the nurses and doctors at the biggest hospital in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region are having to beg for food to feed themselves, one of the medics has told the BBC. They have not...

Reactions in Bamako after the withdrawal of Danish soldiers from Mali

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By Rédaction Africanews with AFP Malians react in Bamako to the withdrawal of Danish soldiers from their country. They believe that this departure is "normal" and that it is "a good thing". Bokar Sangaré, a researcher,says...

Morocco starts construction of vaccine manufacturing plant

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By Africanews Morocco has launched the construction of a manufacturing plant for anti-Covid vaccines, which should start production next July and ensure the kingdom's vaccine self-sufficiency, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported Thursday. The inauguration of...

Relenting protests persist in Sudan as gov’t continue crackdown

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By AFRICANEWS with AFP Hundreds of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital on Thursday, marching towards the house of 23-year-old Thabit Hussein, who was killed during clashes near the presidential palace earlier...

Zambia President says progress made on economic recovery

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By Africanews with AFP Five months after taking over a heavily indebted country, the new government of Zambia is making significant progress in the recovery of its economy, its credibility and its solvency, Zambian President...

ECOWAS ‘determined’ to ensure military coups are a failure, says Niger FM

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By Africanews with afp French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomes his Nigerien counterpart, Hassoumi Massoudou, to Paris after the postponement of a meeting between the EU and the G5 Sahel countries due to the...

Kenya terror attack warning issued by French embassy

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Rhoda Odhiambo BBC News, Nairobi The French embassy in Kenya has warned of an impending terrorist attack targeting Western nationals living in Kenya. In a alert on Thursday, the French embassy cautioned its citizens to be...

Six migrants drown and dozens missing off Tunisia

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BBC World Service At least six migrants have drowned and another 30 are missing after the boat they were in capsized off the Tunisian coast. Thirty-four people were rescued by Tunisian navy and coastguard vessels. Survivors said...

Somalia election: Nearly third of MPs now chosen

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BBC Monitoring The world through its media The electoral commission in Somalia says 73 out of 275 MP seats have so far been filled. The indirect elections are ongoing in various constituencies. The elections started in November...

Kenyan police seize 14 tusks from motorbike riders

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Kenyan police and wildlife authorities have seized 14 pieces of ivory from two suspected poachers riding a motorcycle. The two suspects were arrested on Thursday at a road junction in Busia in western Kenya, the...

Dire hunger, no food aid – grim WFP report on Ethiopia

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is warning of extreme hunger in northern Ethiopia. Aid agencies face severe challenges delivering supplies to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where government forces have been fighting rebels for more than...

Afcon 2021: Comoros ‘haven’t woken up’ from dream run – Alexis Souahy

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By Oluwashina Okeleji Football Writer, Cameroon Comoros players have not woken up from their dream run at the Africa Cup of Nations despite their last-16 exit, says defender Alexis Souahy. The first-time qualifiers from the Indian...

Sense of relief reigns in Burkina Faso after coup

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Lalla Sy BBC News, Ouagadougou Flying from Niamey to Ouagadougou, one can only be impressed at the view of the immense desert lands that are common to Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali - the Sahel. Upon...

Zambia’s president visits South Africa to discuss trade and security

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By Africanews Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema arrived on Wednesday in South Africa to discuss security and trade between the two nations. Hichilema has met with south African president Cyril Ramaphosa who is currently Chair of the...