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Schools in Uganda reopen 2 years after Covid closure

Children in Uganda have expressed their joy at finally returning to school nearly two years after they were closed because of Covid. "I am really...

Adama Barrow re-elected as president of Gambia

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has easily won re-election, authorities there said, in the first vote for decades held without long-term leader Yahya Jammeh. President...

23 killed as bus carrying choir members plunges into river

At least 23 people have drowned after a bus travelling to a wedding plunged into a flooded river in Kenya. Video footage shows the bus...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa describes travel ban by as discriminatory

South Africa's president has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Cyril Ramaphosa said he was...

Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, prevented from contesting Libya election

The son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been excluded from running in the 24 December presidential elections. The electoral commission rejected the candidacy...

Mike Tyson to become Malawi Cannabis Ambassador

Malawi's agriculture ministry has written to former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to be the ambassador for the country's cannabis crop. Minister Lobin Lowe...

Ethiopia accuses Facebook, Twitter of fuelling Tigray conflict

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have come under fire over their roles in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. Critics say they are not doing...

3 Islamist militants escape from maximum-security prison in Kenya

Seven prison wardens have been arrested in Kenya after three Islamist militants described as dangerous escaped from a maximum-security prison just outside the capital,...

Uganda: Suicide bombers kill 3, injure 30 in Kampala

Suicide bombers have targeted the Ugandan capital Kampala, killing at least three people and injuring more than 30 others, police say. Three attackers on motorbikes...

5 killed during anti-coup protests in Sudan

Five demonstrators were killed in pro-democracy protests in Sudan on Saturday, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors. The group said four protesters died...

Sudan’s Abdel Fattah al-Burhan reappoints self as new interim leader

Sudan's coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has named a new ruling council with himself as the leader and excluding civilian members of the previous...

Mozambique to appeal South Africa’s decision to extradite Minister to US

Mozambique says it will appeal against a decision by a South African court to extradite its former finance minister to the US over a...

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