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Security forces fired tear gas at protesters trying to march towards the presidential palace in Sudan's capital on Thursday, a Reuters witness said. Thursday was the 11th day of major demonstrations since an Oct.

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Sudanese security forces shot and killed four protesters Thursday as tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a security lockdown and severed communications to rally against military rule, medics said. Pro-democracy activists have kept up a more than two-month-long campaign of street demonstrations against a military takeover in October.

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Libyan journalist Abdelhafid al-Mogassbi, who was kidnapped five weeks ago by unknown gunmen in the country's second city Benghazi, said Thursday he has been released.  Mogassbi, who was seized on November 22 from the offices of his newspaper Al-Hayat, told AFP he was freed on Wednesday and was in "good" health, but gave no details of his detention or release.

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Four Malian soldiers were killed and around a dozen others were wounded when they were attacked in the west of the county, the army said Thursday.  Mali's Armed Forces said the attack occurred late Tuesday in a region of the country where jihadists have attacked soldiers in the past.

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Professor Tulio de Oliveira who helped first detect Omicron says Africa plays a big role in fighting Covid.

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Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Cape Verde are in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Cameroon on 9 January.

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The Africa Cup of Nations is being "disrespected" by some negative media coverage, says former England striker Ian Wright.

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The rapper's lyrics about calling a suicide hotline likely saved hundreds of lives, new research shows.

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The carmaker apologises for an Egyptian commercial in which a woman is photographed without consent.

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The coffin of the archbishop who died on Sunday has arrived at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town.

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What began as a conflict between the Ethiopian Federal government and a local military in late 2020, exploded into a civil war in 2021 that has forced two million people to flee their homes and left hundreds of thousands of people in famine-like conditions.

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A look back at some of the prominent figures on the African continent who we said farewell to this year.

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An interfaith, musical memorial to South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu had a rabbi and a monk dancing in their seats on Wednesday as Cape Town said farewell to its first black Anglican Archbishop.

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Musical memorial and interfaith tributes were shared at a special ceremony in Cape Town on Wednesday that celebrated the life and philosophy of the late South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

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Roughly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, no massive outbreaks have been reported in refugee camps to date. Health experts have some theories about why, but they also urge continued wariness against “the very real and present danger of widespread transmission” in camps, as the World Health Organization has cautioned.

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Low vaccination rates are of mounting concern amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections in Africa, where nearly 227,000 deaths have been reported, according to the Africa CDC's COVID-19 dashboard. Only 20 African countries had vaccinated at least 10% of their populations as of mid-December, according to the United Nations.

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"Me and this alopecia are going to be friends … period!” the "Red Table Talk" host wrote on Instagram.

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Politicians and leaders of different faiths gathered in Cape Town to remember the anti-apartheid leader.

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Rescue workers in Sudan are working to recover the bodies of dozens of workers who were killed in a gold mine that collapsed in the remote West Kordofan province, a mining official said.

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Here's what you should leave behind in 2021.

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Sudanese gunmen have looted a World Food Program (WFP) warehouse containing about 1,900 metric tons of food aid in Darfur amid a surge of violence in the western region, officials said Wednesday.

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Tidal waves and coastal erosion have submerged an entire fishing community on Ghana's eastern coast. Many villagers had already been relocated from past tidal waves and have petitioned the government for a permanent solution.

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