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South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown

South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown

South Africa had already slipped into recession in the final quarter of 2019 before the virus arrived in March. The rand meanwhile has depreciated...

ICC allows Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

ICC allows Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

Belgium had agreed to host Gbagbo after he was released under strict conditions, including his return to court for a prosecution appeal against his...

10 militants killed in western Burkina Faso: army

10 militants killed in western Burkina Faso: army

Burkina Faso's armed forces are leading counter-terror operations with increasing frequency. Unrest in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger killed around 4,000 people last year,...

Ethiopian forces ‘execute dozens’ in anti-rebel campaign: Amnesty

Ethiopian forces ‘execute dozens’ in anti-rebel campaign: Amnesty

They risk aggravating political tensions ahead of general elections that were scheduled for August but have been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fisseha...

African Union chief condemns US police killing of unarmed black man

African Union chief condemns US police killing of unarmed black man

George Floyd, 46, was killed Monday by police after being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit banknote. "This is one too many. We...

Nigeria’s president submits revised 2020 budget to Parliament

Nigeria’s president submits revised 2020 budget to Parliament

The coronavirus pandemic and an oil price plunge have magnified headwinds in Africa's biggest economy, which relies heavily on crude sales for government revenues. ...

UN condemns use of IEDs against civilians in Libya

UN condemns use of IEDs against civilians in Libya

The UN mission in Libya said it "strongly condemns these acts, which serve no military objective, provoke extreme fear among the population. The battle...

Burundi president applauds chosen successor on election win

Burundi president applauds chosen successor on election win

"We are privileged witnesses to history. May God bless Burundi!" The CNDD-FDD defeated the CNL by a similar margin in the legislative elections held...

Libya’s Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

Libya’s Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

They have also drawn a threat by the LNA, which is backed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia, to carry out a...

Egypt says 21 militants killed in Sinai

Egypt says 21 militants killed in Sinai

Security forces had found automatic weapons and suicide belts in the hideouts. Around 950 suspected militants have been killed in the region along with...

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