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On Thursday, fewer than 2,000 of the 14,000 students enrolled at the University of Buea showed up for class, a day after about a dozen students were injured when police say someone set off an explosive device at the school in western Cameroon.

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Authorities in Ghana are trying to save an endangered monkey species from extinction. Authorities say human activities are destroying the habitats of the white-naped mangabey monkeys that only live in a few parts of West Africa.

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Authorities in Ghana are trying to save an endangered monkey species from the risk of extinction. Authorities say human activities are destroying habitats of white-naped mangabey monkeys that only live in a few parts of West Africa.

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South Africa’s last white president, F.W. de Klerk, who ushered in the end of the country’s system of white minority rule known as apartheid, died Thursday at his home near Cape Town.

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F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died at the age of 85.

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South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, who shepherded the end of the country’s system of white minority rule and who shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela for that work -- died Thursday at his home near Cape Town.

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A homemade bomb thrown through the roof of a university lecture hall wounded 11 students on Wednesday, the vice chancellor said, in an English-speaking region of Cameroon in the grip of a bloody separatist conflict.

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Here's a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week.    Ethiopia U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman returned to Addis Ababa this week after meetings in Kenya to press all parties in Ethiopia to de-escalate the conflict and enter negotiations toward a durable cessation of hostilities.

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Former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang, currently in detention in South Africa, will be extradited to the United States to face trial over a $2 billion scandal, a court ruled Wednesday. Chang has been held in South Africa since 2018 at the request of U.S.

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The United Nations said Wednesday that at least nine of their staff remain detained by Ethiopia's federal government in Addis Ababa, and 70 truckers who were to drive humanitarian aid into the northern Tigray region have also been taken into custody.

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A 15-member team of the African Union Peace and Security Council met with senior Somali officials in Mogadishu on Tuesday and discussed the future of AMISOM peacekeeping operations.  Tensions are running high after the Somali government expelled an AU deputy special envoy last week.

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Like many nations hit by COVID-19, South Africa has seen rising unemployment and hunger since the onset of the pandemic. One school - the Green Business College - is tackling those issues in innovative ways, giving people the skills to not only grow their own produce but make money to help their families and build their careers.

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Governments are poised to express "alarm and concern" about how much Earth has already warmed and encourage one another to end their use of coal, according to a draft released Wednesday of the final document expected at U.N.

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Women from an occupied town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region are accusing Tigrayan fighters of raping them at gunpoint and robbing them.   A new report by Amnesty International details the horrific attacks alleged to have taken place in Nifas Mewcha, located in northern Ethiopia’s Amhara region, in mid-August.

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Representatives to the United Nations Security Council say time is running out on finding a political solution to the Tigray conflict before Ethiopia descends into all-out civil war. The warning comes as people in the Tigray region suffer food and fuel shortages due to a government blockade of humanitarian aid.

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The United Nations said Tuesday that 22 of its Ethiopian national staff were detained by the federal government in Addis Ababa, following raids reportedly targeting ethnic Tigrayans. Six of the U.N. staffers have been released.

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Climate change-related disasters, such as prolonged drought, floods and locust infestations, have displaced thousands of Somali farmers from their land, threatening food security in the Horn of the African nation. Somalia contributes less than 0.003% of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere -- but the impact of global warming is evident in the well-being of the country’s herders and farmers.

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South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, saw historic losses in last week’s municipal elections. Both citizens and political analysts say the results are the reflection of years of broken promises and poor service delivery.

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An estimated 35 schools across Kenya have been set on fire in the last month, forcing many to shut down.  Authorities say the fires are being set by students, and have warned that any student caught in an act of arson will be locked out of the education system.

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Terror attacks on gold mining operations in Burkina Faso are becoming a regular occurrence. For VOA, reporter Henry Wilkins looks at the impact the attacks are having on the lives of survivors and what it could mean if extracting gold, the country's primary source of income, becomes too dangerous.

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Rural women are farmers, small business entrepreneurs and investors who dedicate most of their earnings to the wellbeing of their families and societies. Mombasa reporter Amina Chombo visited women who farm seaweed along the southern coast of Kenya.

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Cameroon military officials say separatists have abducted and tortured several hundred civilians they accuse of violating a lockdown the fighters have imposed in the English-speaking western regions every Monday. The claim has prompted renewed condemnation of human rights abuses by separatists.

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Ugandan officials say thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo are streaming across the border to escape fighting between armed groups. Uganda Red Cross Society officials say the numbers are overwhelming humanitarian response teams.

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Tunisian protesters angered by an authority's decision to reopen a controlled landfill in the southern town of Agareb set fire to a police station on Tuesday, witnesses said. The escalation of the protest came a day after the death of a man caused by asphyxiation from gas fired by the police, according to his family and witnesses.

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