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Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said they...

Protesters in Nigeria continue campaign against police violence

Protests against Nigeria’s police continued to rock the country for the eighth straight day as demonstrators marched through the streets of major cities, blocking...

Libyan oil production resumes amid peace talks between rival factions

Libya’s national oil company announced it was resuming production at the country’s largest oil field as rival officials from eastern and western Libya began...

Hotel Rwanda hero charged with terrorism

A Rwandan court has charged Paul Rusesabagina – whose story inspired the film Hotel Rwanda – with terrorism, complicity in murder and forming an...

‘I feel that I can teach the whole world’: Nigerian teacher hails online classes

A teacher from a public school in Nigeria is helping students across the country, and internationally, learn maths virtually during coronavirus restrictions that have...

Zimbabwe’s ‘keyboard warriors’ hold protests off the streets

Unable to protest on the streets, some activists in Zimbabwe are calling themselves “keyboard warriors” as they use social media and graffiti to put...

Mali army colonel declares himself in charge of junta and country

A colonel in Mali’s army has said he is now in charge of the West African country, declaring himself chairman of the junta that...

Pope Francis urges talks to resolve dispute over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

Pope Francis has urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a massive dam Ethiopia is building on...

Burna Boy drops collaborations with Stormzy and Chris Martin with new album

Burna Boy reunites with Stormzy and collaborates with Diddy and Chris Martin on his new album Twice As Tall. The Nigerian star collaborated with the...

Corruption complicates South Africa’s struggle with coronavirus

South Africa’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases is edging close to a half-million, with the Health Ministry reporting 11,046 new cases overnight. That brings the...

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US Covid-19 cases surge past nine million

The US now has nine million confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as infections continue to rise in...

National Guard arrives in Philadelphia after days of unrest

The Pennsylvania National Guard has arrived in Philadelphia after days of protests, store break-ins and ATM thefts after a black man holding a knife...

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said they...

Japan tries hi-tech experiments in bid to get more fans into sports stadiums

Officials in Japan are using some hi-tech devices to see if they can fill sports stadiums closer to capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The baseball...

Indian figures reveal downward trend in coronavirus infections

India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed eight million and is...
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