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"What was cursed, we will cure."

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From Yoweri Museveni’s re-election in Uganda to the death of Chadian president Idriss Déby and the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia, the year has been eventful for Africa. FRANCE 24 looks back at some of the news stories that shaped the continent in 2021.

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How the tiny island nation of Comoros, with a side ranked 132nd in the world, made it to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations.

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Tributes are paid to Anne Chidzira Muluzi, who has died of cancer at the age of 69.

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Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop's campaign against homophobia had limited impact in the rest of Africa, where same-sex marriage remains illegal and most countries criminalize gay sex.

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Aston Villa's Trezeguet returns to the Egypt squad for the Africa Cup of Nations with Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny also named.

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Aston Villa's Trezeguet returns to the Egypt squad for the Africa Cup of Nations with Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny also named.

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The UN chief condemned on Wednesday the looting and attacks against United Nations facilities, equipment and supplies gifted to the Sudanese authorities for civilian in El Fasher, Darfur. 

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The UN chief condemned on Wednesday the looting and attacks against United Nations facilities, equipment and supplies gifted to the Sudanese authorities for civilian in El Fasher, Darfur. 

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How a joke and a LinkedIn profile helped Dublin-born Roberto Lopes get a call-up for Africa Cup of Nations-bound Cape Verde.

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The French carmaker features a pop star taking a photo of a woman apparently without her consent.

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Prize-winning Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija called the president's son "obese" on Twitter.

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A military tribunal in Cameroon this week sentenced 47 opposition party members to between one and seven years in jail for rebellion and attempted insurrection. Police arrested the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, or MRC, supporters in September 2020 while they were planning protests against the 40-year-rule of President Paul Biya.

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How the tiny island nation of Comoros made it to their first ever Afcon finals.

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A Zimbabwe squad of 23 players is named for the Africa Cup of Nations despite the threat of a Fifa ban.

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A Zimbabwe squad of 23 players is named for the Africa Cup of Nations despite the threat of a Fifa ban.

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Just as in most cities across Africa, motorcycle taxi drivers are in almost every corner of Nairobi. Josephat Mutiso is among the first drivers here to make the switch from fossil fuel to electric motorcycles, thanks to a partnership between Uber and Opibus.

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Cape Town hosted an interfaith service Wednesday to honor Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The event at City Hall was attended by members of Tutu’s family, along with Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, traditional African and Muslim leaders.

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Cape Town is hosting an interfaith service Wednesday to honor Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.  The city said the event at city hall would be attended by members of Tutu’s family along with representatives of different faiths.

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Rights groups in Kenya are pushing authorities to resettle tens of thousands of squatters evicted just ahead of the holidays to make way for a Chinese-backed expressway.   Kenyan Lucy Wangare, in her forties, cleans a makeshift tent that has provided her family flimsy shelter since October, when Nairobi city authorities evicted them from their home of almost two decades.

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Two shots of the vaccine reduced the risk of hospitalization from the fast-spreading variant by 85 percent, a clinical trial found.

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Not even a pandemic, wars or autocrats could prevent our correspondents from seeking out secrets and surprises to share with readers. They sent dispatches from 40 countries on six continents.

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The beaches of the Indian Ocean island seem bereft of the beautiful shells popular with tourists.

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The Georgia Republican suggested her party was "pandering" by acknowledging the weeklong celebration of African culture on social media.

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