Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots. Despite the masks, social distancing and blustery weather of the Southern Hemisphere winter,…
By Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press
The French operation will be replaced by another support mission of French troops that will further rely on regional partners and continue to focus on fighting against Islamic extremists.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the country’s deadliest attack in years. As of Monday, the death toll reached at least 132 people, according to security officials.
By Sam Mednick, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, President Biden has scrapped his call for a corporate tax hike with the hope of sealing an infrastructure deal, the Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights back…
By Nabil Ahmed Rufai
Misinformation, the colonial past, and a botched Ebola vaccine trial all come into play in Ghana as it fights to get the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of the 30 million people who live there. Praised by the African CDC…
For years, Islamist militants have terrorized the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, killing and displacing thousands. This week, they attacked a town called Palma, which hosts international oil and gas companies, killing dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility. Special correspondent Neha Wadekar…
By Farai Mutsaka, Mogmotsi Magome, Associated Press
The number of African forest elephants has fallen by more than 86% since 1990, while the population of savanna elephants dropped by more than 60% over the last 50 years, according to the IUCN, which rates the global extinction risks…
By Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press
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.
By Carley Petesch, Lori Hinnant, Associated Press
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.
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