International/Africa


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Bulk carrier M/V Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,000 tonnes of corn, leaves Ukraine’s port of Odesa, en route to Tripoli in Lebanon, on August 1, 2022.

First ship heading to Africa since Russia’s invasion readies to leave Ukraine

The ship, which arrived in the port near Odesa, will sail to Ethiopia in the coming days

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Africa
A young boy looks out of a church inside Kroo Bay Slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on April 15, 2022.

Freetown in shock after dozens killed in Sierra Leone protests

'I think people are shocked. It's not the country we know. Sierra Leone is a peaceful place'

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Africa
African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, speaks during the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation, March 11, 2022, in Washington, DC, United States.

African Union head condemns Israeli 'attacks' in Gaza

The relationship with Israel is a rare point of contention for the AU, a body that values consensus

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Africa
A UN blue helmet peacekeeper near Kibumba, north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 28, 2022.

Rwanda attacked Congo troops and backed rebels, UN experts say

The M23 insurgency stems from the fallout of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

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Africa
An employee works at the Tunisian Sergaz company, that controls the Tunisian segment of the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline, through which natural gas flows from Algeria to Italy, on April 14, 2022.

Algeria, Nigeria, Niger agree on new gas pipeline to Europe

Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline would transport billions of cubic metres of gas offering alternative to Russian gas

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Africa
A UN Blue Helmet peacekeeper stands patrols the village of Ogossagou, Mali, on November 5, 2021.

Shadowy Al Qaeda militants heap pressure on Mali's junta

Raids are displaying coordination at a range that is unprecedented in Mali's decade-long jihadist campaign

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A soldier looks through a bus window in Sendafa, Ethiopia, on December 7, 2021.

Ethiopian forces kill 85 al-Shabaab militants near Somalia

Attacks by al-Shabaab near the Ethiopia-Somalia border are rare due to a strong Ethiopian security presence

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Africa
Hausa people protest in Khartoum's southern suburb of Mayo, Sudan, on July 19, 2022.

Sudan: Deadly tribal clashes prompt mass protests

Hausa people constitute the largest ethnic group in west and central Africa, but are a stark minority in Sudan

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Africa
Sudanese protesters take part in an anti-military sit-in on the Eid al-Adha holiday in  Khartoum, Sudan, on July 9, 2022.

Sudan protesters mark Eid with anti-army sit-in

'No matter what is happening in the country, our message is ongoing'

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Africa
Recaptured inmates are seen inside the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja, Nigeria on July 6, 2022, after suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Kuje Medium Prison.

Hundreds of inmates escape after suspected Boko Haram raid on Nigeria prison

'We understand they are Boko Haram; they came specifically for their co-conspirators'

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Sudanese women protest against security forces in the city of Omdurman, northwest of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, on June 25, 2022.

Sudan: The battle back to civilian rule

At least 114 protestors were killed since the military coup in October, according to pro-democracy medics

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Africa
President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou (R) speaks in Accra, Ghana, on July 3, 2022.

West African leaders lift sanctions on Mali, Burkina Faso

Individual sanctions are still imposed on targeted members of Mali's ruling junta

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Africa
French soldiers of the Takuba Task Force at the Menaka army base in Mali, on December 7, 2021.

EU anti-terror force quits junta-controlled Mali

Takuba Task Force was set up to help European allies in an anti-terrorism campaign in the Sahel region

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Africa
Anti-coup protesters advance toward security forces during a demonstration against military rule in the center of Sudan's capital Khartoum, on June 30, 2022.

Nine anti-coup protesters killed in Sudan mass rallies

The killings bring the overall death toll to 111 from protest-related violence since October 2021

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Africa
People gather for a protest outside the UN mission in Sudan's capital Khartoum on June 1, 2022.

Internet cut in Sudan's capital ahead of pro-democracy protests

There have been daily neighborhood protests recently in the build-up to Thursday's rallies

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Africa
A waitress prepares a beer in a bar in Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 2, 2021

South Africa: Police investigating at least 22 mysterious deaths in local bar

'The circumstances under which they died are under investigation,' police say

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Africa
A security guard stands in the reception area of the Hope Hostel in Kigali, Rwanda, on June 10, 2022.

Rwanda's 'Hope Hostel' preparing to take children migrants from UK

'We prepare for all eventualities, and you can see we have prepared properly'

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Britain's Prince Charles (L) and Rwanda's Environment Minister Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya visit the Umusambi Village restored wetland area in Rwanda, on June 23, 2022.

Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda against backdrop of UK refugee spat

Civil rights groups accuse the Rwandan government of abusive prosecutions, harassment, and torture

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Africa
FILE - Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, attends a press conference at the Spanish Cultural Center, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2019.

UN rights chief urges investigation into Ethiopia atrocities

'I am horrified by the senseless killing as well as the forced displacement of the local population'

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Africa
Vehicles of the Malian army take part in the 'Hawbi' tactical coordination operation in central Mali, as a joint anti-jihadist force in the Sahel began operations on November 1, 2017.

Suspected jihadists kill over 130 civilians in Mali

'They have also been burning huts, houses, and stealing cattle'

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Africa
A frigate from the Turkish naval Maritime Task Group is seen docked in Port Sudan on June 16, 2014, during a tour to 24 African countries aimed at boosting relations.

UAE to build Red Sea port in Sudan as part of $6b investment package

New port to compete with the country's national Port Sudan

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Women from the Murle ethnic group wait for food distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme in Gumuruk, South Sudan, on June 10, 2021.

UN warns African refugees face food cuts due to insufficient funds

Three-quarters of east African refugees had their rations reduced by up to 50%

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70th US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

Biden admin failing Abraham Accords axis, Pompeo charges

US no longer 'sending meaningful messages' to Iran, Pompeo says

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A vehicle of the Burkina Faso Army patrols a rural area in the Soum region in northern Burkina Faso on November 14, 2019.

At least 50 killed in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

Government spokesman says 'the army so far found 50 bodies' in a village in northern Burkina Faso