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Cape Verde: Drone delivers medical supplies to remote islands

BBC Africa - Fri, 31/12/2021 - 01:15
Computer scientist Erico Pinheiro has invented a drone system to deliver medical supplies to the remote communities of his island nation Cape Verde.
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Desmond Tutu: Mourners queue to pay respects as body lies in state

BBC Africa - Thu, 30/12/2021 - 20:51
The Nobel Peace Prize winner's body will lie in state in a simple coffin for two days.
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Sudan: Looting in Darfur, leaves 730,000 without enough to eat

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 30/12/2021 - 17:16
The UN chief condemned on Wednesday the looting and attacks against United Nations facilities, equipment and supplies gifted to the Sudanese authorities for civilian in El Fasher, Darfur. 
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Central African Republic: Scores of militias forced out of Boyo

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 27/12/2021 - 22:39
UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have ousted scores of militants from the embattled town of Boyo, in the south of the country.
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Former ‘failed State’ Somalia on fragile path to progress: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 26/12/2021 - 06:20
Somalia has been riven by decades of conflict and extreme weather events but, says Adam Abdelmoula, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, there are signs of progress amidst a host of ongoing challenges.
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‘Grasp this opportunity’, Guterres says, following announcements by Ethiopia and Tigray forces

UN News Centre - Africa - Sat, 25/12/2021 - 01:31
In the wake of recent developments in northern Ethiopia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday urged warring sides to seize the opportunity to bring an end to more than a year of fighting in the Tigray region.
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Libyan elections postponed, new date expected within 30 days

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 23/12/2021 - 20:52
During a visit to help implement intra-Libyan political, security and economic dialogues and support recently postponed presidential and parliamentary elections, the UN envoy to the country issued a statement on Thursday, detailing her work over the last 10 days.
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Authorities urged to protect women and children following violence and protests in Sudan

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 23/12/2021 - 18:12
Authorities in Sudan must protect boys and girls from violence, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, following recent deadly inter-communal clashes in West Darfur and protests in the capital, Khartoum.  
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Libya: Tensions as armed groups mobilize in Tripoli

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 21/12/2021 - 23:00
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday expressed concern over the unfolding security situation in the capital, Tripoli, where forces affiliated with different armed groups have been deploying. 
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Thousands head home voluntarily from Zambia to DR Congo  

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 21/12/2021 - 19:07
Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago, are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia over the coming months, with the first 100 people setting out on Tuesday. 
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Sudan protests: Security forces in spotlight over sexual violence allegations

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 21/12/2021 - 19:01
In Sudan, reports of serious sexual violence and the use of live ammunition against protesters at the weekend must be investigated immediately, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
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Champions of the Earth: The Ugandan vet protecting people and wildlife

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 21/12/2021 - 06:20
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka this year’s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation, has spent three decades helping to safeguard some of the world’s rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas. 
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South Sudan: Senior UN official condemns killing of humanitarian worker

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 20/12/2021 - 19:19
The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan has strongly condemned the killing of a UN-contracted aid worker on Sunday, that also left another injured, after the convoy they were travelling in came under attack.
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Sudan: Mistrust deepens following military takeover

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 20:57
In the wake of the 25 October military takeover in Sudan, discussions on the way forward are underway but restoring trust will be a challenge, the top UN official in the country, Volker Perthes, told the Security Council on Friday. 
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Isabel dos Santos: Angolan billionaire hit with US visa restrictions

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 20:10
Isabel dos Santos, daughter of a former Angolan president, is accused of "significant corruption".
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Ghana's Covid restrictions: Unvaccinated must get jabs on arrival

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 17:35
The restrictions appear to be some of the strictest in the world, with no option to self-isolate.
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Climate change fuels violence and mass displacement in Cameroon 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 16:33
A flare-up in intercommunal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and brought a halt to aid operations there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. 
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Basketball Africa League: Senegal, Egypt and Rwanda to host second season

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 13:49
The Basketball Africa League hopes to expand further in the future, with the second season in 2022 set to see 38 games in Senegal, Egypt and Rwanda.
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Meet Edouard Mendy - BBC African Sports Personality of the Year 2021 nominee

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 08:59
Chelsea's Senegalese Edouard Mendy became the first African goalkeeper to win the Uefa Champions League this year.
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Madagascar food crisis: How a woman helped save her village from starvation

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/12/2021 - 01:38
Loharano has avoided the fate of many in southern Madagascar through the use of new farming methods.
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