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Tunisia’s new government includes record number of women

Tunisia got a new government after more than two months without one, with the prime minister naming her Cabinet, including a record number of...

Tigray forces say Ethiopia has launched major offensive

Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. A statement...

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died aged 84, state television announced Friday. Mr Bouteflika fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and...

Harry and Meghan ‘think accountability not taken over royal concerns’, book says

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle believe the royal family did not take accountability for the concerns raised in their Oprah Winfrey interview, an unauthorised...

Coronavirus infections surging in Africa’s vulnerable rural areas

A new coronavirus surge is finally penetrating Africa’s rural areas, where most people on the continent live, spreading to places that once had been...

Egyptian court adjourns Suez Canal blockage case so new offer can be considered

An Egyptian court adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier...

DR Congo residents flee after volcano erupts

DR Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo volcano has erupted for the first time in nearly two decades, sending lava on to a major road as panicked...

Archaeologists unearth ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artefacts and tools from pharaonic times. Noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass said an...

Libya marks 10th anniversary of uprising that led to death of Muammar Gaddafi

Libyans marked the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and eventual killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi. The day comes...

Protests continue in Tunisia despite political leaders’ pleas for calm

Tunisian youth clashed with police, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm...

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