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Protests in Mauritius over fuel oil spill from grounded ship

Thousands of people have taken part in a protest in the capital of Mauritius over the government’s handling of an oil spill from a...

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...

Man who killed Uganda gorilla Rafiki jailed for 11 years

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a beloved mountain gorilla in a popular national park has been sentenced to 11 years in prison...

South Africa considers return to restrictions amid coronavirus surge

Confronted by surging patient numbers due to coronavirus, South Africa is considering a return to tighter restrictions to combat the disease, which officials say...

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...

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Marseille bar and restaurant owners march against Covid-19 closure order

Angry restaurant and bar owners have demonstrated in Marseille against a French government order to close all public venues from Saturday to tackle increasing...

Paris stabbings were act of Islamist terrorism, says minister

A double stabbing outside the former Paris offices of a satirical newspaper where dozens were killed in 2015 is an “act of Islamist terrorism”,...

Suspect arrested after Paris knife attack near Charlie Hebdo offices

At least two people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and...

Suspect arrested after four wounded in Paris knife attack

Paris police say a suspect believed to have wounded four people in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo...

No area in England ranked ‘low’ risk within Covid-19 app as virus cases rise

No local area in England is considered a low risk coronavirus zone within the nation’s new contact tracing app, as cases continue to climb. The...
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