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Sudan: 15 attacks on health facilities and workers in two months

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 12/01/2022 - 18:01
With the crisis escalating in Sudan, there have been 15 reports of attacks on healthcare workers and health facilities since last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 
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Seychelles: The island nation hunting for a missing $50m

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/01/2022 - 01:28
Six of Seychelles' most prominent citizens face charges amid a government crackdown on corruption.
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Mali: Security Council warned of 'endless cycle of instability'

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 19:29
A decade after civil conflict erupted in Mali, hopes for an early resolution to insurgency and strife have not materialized, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country, El-Ghassim Wane, told the Security Council on Tuesday.  
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Tunisia: UN rights office calls for release of former justice minister

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 17:20
Authorities in Tunisia are being urged to immediately release - or properly charge - former justice minister Noureddine Bhiri, and another man, who have been detained under suspected terrorism offences, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
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How old Ugandan negatives are bringing families back to life

BBC Africa - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 01:14
The restored archive of a rural Ugandan photographer is helping people reconnect with their past.
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Scores of civilians dead, UN chief condemns 'appalling' attacks in Nigeria  

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 10/01/2022 - 22:45
The Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned on Monday the “appalling” attacks perpetrated over the weekend in Nigeria’s Zamfara State in which scores of civilians were killed.  
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UN top envoy: Resurgence of coups d'état, consequence of being ‘completely out of step’  

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 10/01/2022 - 21:15
After a recent wave of attempts and coups d'état in Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan and Guinea, The UN Special Representative for the region told the Security Council on Monday this resurgence, particularly in West Africa, “is often the consequence of political practices that are completely out of step with the aspirations of the populations.” 
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Guterres calls for end to conflict in Ethiopia after deadly attacks 

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 10/01/2022 - 17:00
The Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday he was deeply saddened by reports that more than 50 civilians were killed and injured in an airstrike in northern Ethiopia, last Friday. 
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How KFC in Kenya got fried over its chip shortage

BBC Africa - Sat, 08/01/2022 - 01:00
Kenyans called for a KFC boycott after it was discovered that its fries were imported from Egypt.
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Release of detainees a ‘significant confidence-building step’ in Ethiopia: UN chief

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:44
The Ethiopian Government on Friday freed several high-profile political detainees, a move UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a “significant confidence-building step”. 
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Two children killed in airstrike on Tigray refugee camp

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 06/01/2022 - 22:14
“Refugees are not and should never be a target”, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday, following reports of a deadly airstrike on the Mai Aini refugee camp in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia civil war: Tigray hospital running out of food for starving children

BBC Africa - Thu, 06/01/2022 - 15:20
The hospital treating Surafeal in Ethiopia's Tigray region is also running out of food.
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WFP-backed challenge boosts food system in Rwanda and beyond

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 05/01/2022 - 20:45
Supporting innovations in the food system in Rwanda is the goal of a UN-backed initiative launched in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday. 
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Africa's lost 'Motown' years rediscovered

BBC Africa - Tue, 04/01/2022 - 01:02
African music from the 1980s is being digitised thanks to a young Parisian producer.
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South Africa's parliament building on fire again

BBC Africa - Mon, 03/01/2022 - 21:22
One day after a fire at the parliament building in Cape Town, crews are tackling another blaze.
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Following resignation of Sudan’s Prime Minister, Guterres condemns violence targeting protestors

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 03/01/2022 - 16:17
The United Nations’ Secretary-General condemned on Monday the continued violence targeting protestors in Sudan, following the 25 October military takeover.
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Kora: The 'sacred' instrument of storytellers

BBC Africa - Mon, 03/01/2022 - 12:43
Kadialy Kouyate is a Senegalese kora player teaching the only university-led course in the UK.
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Desmond Tutu funeral: Anti-apartheid campaigner remembered in Cape Town

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/01/2022 - 13:17
The anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner died last Sunday, aged 90.
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Three Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in Central African Republic 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 31/12/2021 - 20:58
Three Tanzanian peacekeepers  serving on the United Nations’ mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) were injured on Thursday, when their vehicle struck an unidentified explosive device.  
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Sudan: Refrain from ‘disproportionate use of force’ against protesters

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 31/12/2021 - 19:24
Reported killings and injuries during peaceful demonstrations in Sudan is a cause for deep concern, said the UN human rights office on Friday (OHCHR).
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