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Tanzania’s opposition leader jets into the country ahead of his book launch

Embattled Tanzania's opposition leader has arrived in the country from Belgium ahead of his book launch on Friday. Lissu fled Tanzania ahead of mounting tension...

The WHO announces plans to set up hub in South Africa for vaccine manufacturing

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that it is setting up a tech transfer hub in South Africa to sort out vaccine problems...

Olympic Games will be able to have up to 10,000 Japanese in the stands

Tokyo 2020, Olympic Games medals in Japan Japanese authorities have decided to allow up to 10,000 spectators to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games events...

There is a new recruit of giant rats that detect mines in Cambodia

Cambodia has recruited a new team of mine-sniffing rats to replace those already “retired” in an effort to boost demining operations in the country. The...

Somalia urges Kenya to reopen embassy after months of diplomatic stalemate

Somalia on Saturday gave Kenya the green light to reopen its embassy in Mogadishu in a move that seems to end a diplomatic row...

Africa set to miss COVID vaccination target as cases surge upwards

The World Health Organization, Africa region has said that the continent won't meet its vaccine objectives by September 2021. Speaking during the weekly address on...

President Museveni announces school closure, other measures as COVID cases rise in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday declared the closure of schools for 42 days following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Announcing on...

Magawa, the giant mouse that detects land mines in Cambodia, will retire

Magawa, a giant African rat, is about to retire after working for five years detecting landmines in Cambodia — an experience that helped save...

It is possible to fall into an active volcano and survive

Ol Doinyo Lengai, the “Mountain of God in Maasai dialect, active volcano in northern Tanzania There is no doubt possible, the strangest volcano in the...

Africa CDC optimist Sinovac approval will help Africa in COVID vaccination

The Africa Centre for Disease Control has welcomed the World Health Organizations' decision to approve the Sinovac COVID jab. John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC Director,...

Concern as Africa reports a steady rise in weekly COVID-19 cases

WHO Africa on Thursday reported that the continent had seen a 9 % rise in COVID-19 cases, even as vaccination appeared to stall. Speaking in...

Uganda’s transport minister shot by unknown gunmen in assassination attempt

Gunmen attacked and sprayed bullets at a car carrying Ugandan government's Transport Minister General Katumba Wamala on Tuesday morning, killing his daughter and driver...

Protesters march the streets of Johannesburg, demand prostitution be legalized

At least 200 sex workers took to the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday to demand the decriminalization of prostitution. Speaking to AFP, one...

Goma residents evacuate again as experts warn of another possible volcanic eruption

Thousands of people have fled Goma once more after seismologists warned of another unexpected volcanic activity in the region. According to a report by CNN,...

Congolese city of Goma escapes lava, but wakes up with tremors from Nyragongo volcano

The city of Goma, at the foot of the Nyiragongo volcano, which...

War in Afghanistan: the results of the most expensive conflict in history

After 20 years in the country, American and British forces are leaving...

Residents of Goma City evacuate after Mt Nyiragongo erupts

Residents of the Democratic Republic Easter City of Goma were forced to flee their homes on Saturday night after a volcanic mountain erupted. According to...

WHO calls for caution as 7 African countries see sharp rise in COVID cases

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that COVID-19 cases in Africa are declining except for seven countries. The WHO noted that Eritrea, Benin, Liberia, Nigeria,...

Concerns in South Africa as daily cases cross 2000 since February

There are growing concerns in South Africa of another COVID-19 wave after the country crossed 2000 COVID cases a day since February 18. South Africa...

ICC jails former Ugandan child soldier for 25 years

Judges of the International Criminal Court have sentenced former Ugandan child soldier to a 25-year prison term. Dominican Ongwen, who later became a commander of...

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