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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ethiopia land violence leaves thousands homeless

Almost 29,000 people are displaced by fighting along the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions.

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US agrees to pull troops out of Niger

It means the US will lose its primary base where it monitors regional Islamist activity.

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Togo passes laws removing president's term limits

Authorities say the reforms are necessary, but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

The man clothing London's brutalist icon

Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama gives a well-loved London landmark a bold pink makeover.

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Top three stripped of medals in Beijing half marathon

The top three finishers of the Beijing half marathon are stripped of their medals after an investigation into the controversial result.

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Mboma 'did not lose hope' during 20-month lay-off

Sprinter Christine Mboma says an enforced hiatus impacted her mental health but she did not lose hope of a return.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kenya's leader holds crisis talks after helicopter crash

A military helicopter reportedly carrying senior military officers has crashed and caught fire.

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Burkina Faso's junta expels French diplomats

The junta has accused three diplomats of "subversive activities", which France has denied.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Pro cyclist to race while living in asylum hotel

Trhas Tesfay was a champion cyclist in Ethiopia but came to the UK last year to seek asylum.

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Deadly Africa heat caused by human-induced warming

Extreme heat linked to the deaths of hundreds of people would not have happened without global warming.

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The mega-pastor pushing anti-vaccine conspiracy theories

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is targeting the new malaria vaccines as African countries start their rollout.

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What will it take for Africa to host the Olympics?

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are 100 days away, but Africa has never hosted the world's biggest sporting event.

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Walsh to help Zimbabwe women's T20 World Cup bid

West Indies legend Courtney Walsh will be a coaching consultant as Zimbabwe's women bid to reach a first T20 World Cup.

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Nigerian socialite charged for throwing money in air

Cubana Chief Priest is the latest celebrity to fall foul of a crackdown on "abusing" banknotes.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sudan War: 'Tell me how to make it stop'

Slam poet Emi Mahmoud wants the world not to forget Sudan, one year into its civil war.

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Togo opposition denounces presidential 'power grab'

Authorities say the reforms are necessary - but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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