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Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi’s presidential vote

The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election. It is the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to the...

Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire after large gemstone find

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania’s government bought the...

WHO warns of ‘accelerating’ Covid-19 pandemic in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is “accelerating”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. While it took 98 days for the continent to reach 100,000...

Turkish-backed Libyan government retakes another key town from faction

Forces allied with the UN-supported government in Libya said they retook another key western town from rival forces, another blow illustrating how Turkey’s support...

Poachers carry out ‘mass killing’ of six elephants in one day in Ethiopia to remove tusks

At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in...

Locusts, Covid-19 and flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

Locusts, Covid-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials have warned. The warning came as the World...

New wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague – the biggest...

‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa battles virus

Countries across Africa face a “complete collapse of economies and livelihoods” unless the spread of coronavirus can be controlled, a UN official has warned. More...

Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert

African is facing an “existential threat” as some countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, a health expert...

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities. Police fired...

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Protesters in Baltimore topple statue of Christopher Columbus

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbour. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument on...

Search for survivors continues after flooding and mudslides in Japan

Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue...

Armed protesters call for removal of giant Confederate carving

A large group of armed protesters marched through the US state of Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to...

Mission: Impossible filming to resume in UK under quarantine exemption plans

Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movies will be able to resume in England as the Government looks to exempt high-end stars from quarantine. Culture...

Zoom boss says it ‘will not stop’ focus on security improvements

Zoom boss Eric Yuan has said the video calling app “will not stop” looking to improve its security features as it marked the end...
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