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UN chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 18:27
The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa. 
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Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 18:08
Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. 
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Concrete action essential to fulfill Darfur promise: ICC Prosecutor

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 17/01/2022 - 21:05
Nearly 20 years after the UN Security Council referred the Darfur situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC), victims and survivors of atrocities are still seeking justice and accountability, Prosecutor Karim Khan told ambassadors on Tuesday. 
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FAO launches $138 million plan to avert hunger crisis in Horn of Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 17/01/2022 - 16:40
More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region. 
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Afcon 2021: Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of game against Ghana with 'heart lesions'

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 23:20
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses Gabon's Africa Cup of Nations draw with Ghana after scans reveal 'heart lesions' following a bout of Covid.
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Afcon 2021: Gabon grab late equaliser against Ghana

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 22:22
Gabon score a controversial late equaliser against Ghana to draw their Africa Cup of Nations Group C game 1-1.
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Afcon 2021: Malawi overcome Zimbabwe to boost last 16 hopes

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 19:49
Gabadinho Mhango scores twice as Malawi come back to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 and boost their hopes of reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Afcon 2021: Morocco reach last 16 with victory over Comoros

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 19:17
Morocco advance to the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over debutants Comoros in Group C.
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Tigray: Aid operations ‘about to grind to a halt’, warns WFP

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 18:20
Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday.
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Decade of Sahel conflict leaves 2.5 million people displaced

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 16:57
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for concerted international action to end armed conflict in Africa’s central Sahel region, which has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes in the last decade.
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Afcon 2021: Senegal and Guinea on brink of last 16 after stalemate

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 16:11
Senegal and Guinea both move closer to reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw in their Group B game.
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Afcon 2021: Cape Verde's Roberto Lopes not overawed by Cameroon

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 14:04
Roberto 'Pico' Lopes insists Cape Verde will not be overawed by taking on hosts Cameroon in their final Group A game at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Afcon 2021: Claude Le Roy says quality of tournament will improve

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 12:42
Disrupted preparations are a factor in a low-scoring start to the Africa Cup of Nations, according to former manager Claude Le Roy.
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Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 January 2022

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 01:40
A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.
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Secret audio sheds light on toppled dictator’s frantic last hours

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 01:10
The BBC has obtained extraordinary recordings believed to be of phone calls made by Tunisian ex president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali as he flew out of the country in 2011.
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Afcon 2021: Caf dismisses Tunisian complaint over match ending early

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 00:35
The Confederation of African Football dismisses a complaint from Tunisia's football federation about their game with Mali ending 13 seconds early.
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Afcon 2021: Hosts Cameroon reach knockout stage with 4-1 defeat of Ethiopia

BBC Africa - Thu, 13/01/2022 - 19:12
Hosts Cameroon become the first team to qualify for the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations with an emphatic 4-1 win over Ethiopia in Group A.
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Africa’s fourth COVID wave flattens out after six-week surge

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:13
After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, which has been mainly driven by the Omicron variant, is flattening, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Kenya Power in the spotlight after nationwide blackout

BBC Africa - Thu, 13/01/2022 - 15:18
Kenyans spent several hours with electricity this week, what are the underlying causes?
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Growing up behind bars in Kenya: 'Children believe prison is home'

BBC Africa - Thu, 13/01/2022 - 14:58
In Kenya, around 200 children are currently held in confinement with their mothers who are serving prison sentences.
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