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Risk of COVID-19 surge threatens Africa's health facilities

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 03/06/2021 - 17:09
Critical health facilities across Africa risk being overwhelmed by surging COVID-19 infections, the UN health agency said on Thursday.
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Mali: Military must ‘scrupulously’ respect human rights and free civilian leaders  

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 02/06/2021 - 17:35
A UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday that Mali’s new military authorities should “scrupulously respect human rights” and release all leaders detained in last week’s coup. 
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UN chief condemns deadly attacks targeting displaced people in DR Congo

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 02/06/2021 - 16:38
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate recent deadly attacks by insurgents in the east and bring the perpetrators to account. 
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WFP feeds more than one million in Tigray, but needs support to reach more

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 01/06/2021 - 22:17
More than one million people in two areas of the war-ravaged Tigray region in Ethiopia have received emergency food assistance since distributions began in March, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Tuesday. 
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First Person: Learning a recipe for freedom in Nigeria

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 31/05/2021 - 14:00
When Nigerian Blessing Ojukwu became pregnant after she was raped, her family disowned her. She was forced to live with her abuser, who continued to attack her. Now, a UN-backed initiative is giving her, and others in similar situations, a chance to become financially independent, and start new lives. 
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Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 30/05/2021 - 14:00
Drones are providing life-saving care to women in remote parts of the southern African country, Botswana, who otherwise may die in childbirth, thanks to support from the United Nations.   
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Africa's political dynasties: How presidents groom their sons for power

BBC Africa - Sun, 30/05/2021 - 01:12
Congo-Brazzaville's leader is the latest to fuel speculation that he wants his son to succeed him.
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UN Security Council welcomes Somali agreement on prompt and peaceful elections

UN News Centre - Africa - Sat, 29/05/2021 - 17:52
The Security Council welcomed the agreement reached on Thursday by the Somali federal government and the federal member states leaders on the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Model.
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Mount Nyiragongo: Why DR Congo fears the explosive power of a lake

BBC Africa - Sat, 29/05/2021 - 05:53
Volcanic activity has raised fears of a rare eruption at Lake Kivu in the country's east.
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Mali names coup leader Col Assimi Goïta as transitional president

BBC Africa - Sat, 29/05/2021 - 05:45
The country's constitutional court says Col Assimi Goïta should now "lead the transition process".
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Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Warnings of genocide and famine

BBC Africa - Sat, 29/05/2021 - 01:44
Concern is mounting about the devastating effects of the conflict raging in Tigray since November.
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African Super Cup: Egypt's Al Ahly beat Berkane of Morocco 2-0 to lift trophy in Doha

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 21:27
Egyptian giants Al Ahly extend their dominance of the African game with another trophy as they beat Renaissance Berkane of Morocco 2-0 to win the African Super Cup.
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Thousands in Goma evacuated amid fears of further volcanic eruption 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 19:49
The threat of new volcanic eruptions from Mount  Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have triggered thousands of residents to flee from the eastern city of Goma, the UN humanitarian office said on Friday.  
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DR Congo volcano: Thousands flee Goma after second volcano eruption warning

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 19:26
Around 400,000 residents of Goma have fled the city according to the UN, amid fears of another eruption.
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Grave concerns over 'dire' and deteriorating situation in war-torn Tigray region 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 17:53
UN humanitarians expressed deep concern on Friday about serious and ongoing abuses carried out against displaced civilians who are also facing dire food insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, after months of conflict. 
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Germany officially recognises colonial-era Namibia genocide

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 16:29
But campaigners say aid worth more than €1.1bn is not enough to address the suffering inflicted.
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Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 02:07
Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it's not just humans monitoring wildlife.
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Africa's week in pictures: 21-27 May 2021

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 01:59
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
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Canary Islands: 'Taking in migrants changed my life'

BBC Africa - Fri, 28/05/2021 - 01:00
A British businessman has turned his Canary Islands hotel into a home for migrants from Africa.
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Up to 400,000 could be displaced by new Goma eruption in DR Congo, warns UNICEF

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 27/05/2021 - 22:12
With fears that one of the world’s most active volcanoes could erupt again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that up to 400,000 – nearly 280,000 children – could be displaced and in need of protection or support, if the current exodus continues.
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