Zimbabwe’s opposition leader optimistic about next year’s elections

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By Africanews The main opposition leader in Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa, feels optimistic about winning next year's presidential elections. Chamisa narrowly lost the general elections in 2018 to Emerson Mnangagwa in what he denounced as a stolen...

Egyptian activist denounces President Al-Sisi’s regime of fear

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By Africanews Political activist Ramy Shaath denounced Egypt as a "banana republic of fear". The Egyptian-Palestinian activist arrived in France on the 8th of January after more than 900 days in prison. In an interview to the...

Africa on course to reach vaccination target by the end of 2022

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By Africanews The African continent is on course to reach the vaccination target of at least 70% of its population by the end of 2022, according to the head of the Africa Centres for Disease...

Chad junta postpones post-coup forum to May

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By Africanews with AFP Chad's junta announced Thursday that a national forum designed to chart the country's future after it seized power a military takeover last year would be postponed by nearly three months. An "inclusive...

Storm Ana kills dozens in Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique

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Southern Africa has been hit by flooding that has left more than 70 dead across the region in the wake of Tropical Storm Ana. Madagascar has seen at least 48 deaths and 130,000 people have...

Anglia Ruskin scientist makes ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ insect find

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A scientist who has discovered a new species of insect immediately "knew it was something very special". Dr Alvin Helden of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, found the leafhopper on a student field trip to Kibale National Park,...

Rwanda to reopen border with Uganda after three years

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Rwanda has announced that its main border with Uganda that was closed in 2019 will reopen starting on Monday. Cross-border movement of people and goods at the Gatuna/Katuna border was barred over tensions between the...

Morocco to reopen airspace after two-month closure

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BBC World Service Morocco has said it will reopen its airspace to international passenger flights next month. The North African country banned all incoming and outgoing international flights last November to try and limit the spread...

Over 15,000 displaced in new Darfur violence – UN

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Will Ross Africa editor, BBC World Service Renewed tribal violence in the Sudanese region of Darfur has led to loss of lives and displaced more than 15,000 people over the last week, the UN says. It...

Announcing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Class Of 2022

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Forty gifted youngsters have been selected from more than 380 entries to participate in South Africa’s most prestigious creative developmental programme. Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives platform, which has been supporting South Africa’s fresh talent for...

The Man Tasked with the Preservation of African Heritage

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Lazare Eloundou Assomo is the newly appointed Director of World Heritage at UNESCO, his mission is first to encourage all the countries of the world to identify the sites located on their territory and to...

Cameroon Shocked after Tragic Event at Stadium

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Djilo, a 41-year-old woman living with disability, was one of the eight people killed in a stampede that occurred outside the Olembe Stadium, in Cameroon’s capital city Yaounde, in which the hosts beat Comoros...

Researchers are Creating Translation Tools to Recognize and Promote African Languages

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Voice-activated virtual assistant technologies, such as Siri and Alexa, are becoming increasingly common around the world, but in Africa, with its many languages, most people are at a digital disadvantage. More than 2,000 distinct...

First Kenyan to Reach the Third Round of a Grand Slam in any Singles...

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While the superstars of the main tour inevitably attract the majority of the attention at this year’s Australian Open, two young women have made history in the junior tournament. Iran’s Meshkat al-Zahra Safi and...