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Dozens killed in Burkina Faso church attack

There are reports from Burkina Faso that at least 24 people have been killed during an attack on a church on Sunday in the north of the country, near...

Egypt confirms coronavirus case, the first in Africa

The country's health ministry says the affected person is a 'foreigner' who is hospitalised and in isolation. Egypt has confirmed its first case of a deadly coronavirus that emerged in central China...

Ebola vaccine licensed in DR Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia

Ghana and three other African countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia - have licensed and can now distribute an Ebola vaccine, which the World Health...

Rwandan gospel singer found dead in police cell

Rwandan gospel music artist Kizito Mihigo has been found dead in a police cell, officers say. It comes three days after he was arrested near the border with Burundi. Police accused...

Mali violence: At least 30 killed in spate of violence

At least 30 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in three separate incidents in Mali. Twenty-one were killed when gunmen attacked a village in central Mali, burning houses, crops...

Only 34% of Nigerians use condoms during sex

Only 34% of adult Nigerians surveyed in a national poll use condoms during sex. According to the survey carried out by NOIPolls the results show that only 28% of the general...

Ethiopia passes law to crack down on hate speech

Ethiopia's parliament has passed a controversial law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation on mainstream and social media. Critics say the law could be used to suppress divergent views...

Zimbabwe VP’s wife denied access to children

The estranged wife of Zimbabwe's Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa, has been denied access to their children and their home. A high court dismissed Ms Mubaiwa's application in which she...

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC

Sudan's rulers have agreed that those wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will appear there. The commitment came at peace talks between Sudan's government and rebel groups from the...

African Union delays plan to start using fund for security operations

The African Union has agreed not to start financing security operations from a new fund until 2023 because it has received fewer contributions than hoped. The AU, which groups 55...

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Africa

2020 marks 60 years of diplomatic ties between Ghana and China

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, his excellency Shi Ting Wang has made it known to both the Ghanaian and the Chinese community that this...

Bugatti seized in Zambia over possible money laundering

Authorities in Zambia have seized a Bugatti Veyron that was imported into the country on Monday, pending investigations into possible money laundering. “The vehicle has...

World

COVID-19 latest: Greece confirms first case as coronavirus spreads across Europe

Greece confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and a teacher in France died on Wednesday as Europe scrambles to deal with the biggest cluster...

COVID-19: First French citizen dies as German man remains in critical condition

A man has died in France after contracting coronavirus, making him the first French national to die from the illness. The French health ministry announced...