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World Mar 18Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at 61
President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a harsh international spotlight, has died. He was 61 years old.
World Mar 16Ethiopia rejects outside mediation in Nile River dam dispute
An Ethiopian official said on Tuesday that his government opposes calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the United States in the ongoing dispute over Ethiopia's construction of a massive hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.
World Mar 11Ethiopia’s leader faces intense pressure to end Tigray war
Ethiopia's government on Thursday faced mounting pressure to withdraw troops from the northern region of Tigray amid growing reports of war crimes in an embattled area that now faces a humanitarian crisis.
World Jan 14‘Not worth my life’: Ugandans vote in tense election
Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring polling stations.
World Apr 10New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa
The second wave of a huge locust outbreak is arriving in parts of East Africa. This wave of the voracious insects is estimated to be 20 times the size of the first.
World Apr 05‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa faces virus
The global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings.
Health Mar 24Novel coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global panic
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes related to it — transgressions that capitalize on fear, panic and the urge to lay blame, and add to the burden on law enforcement agencies trying to protect vulnerable citizens.
World Jun 15Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies
While Ugandan authorities praise health workers as “heroes” and say they are prepared to contain the spread of Ebola, some workers disagree, wondering where the millions of dollars spent on preparing for the virus have gone if a hospital on…
World Jun 125-year-old Ugandan boy dies of Ebola as outbreak spreads beyond Congo
There have been three confirmed cases in Uganda for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.
World Feb 23Nigerians cast ballots in delayed election after explosions, gunfire
Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation.