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The voices of the voiceless resonate with a South African court judgement which blocks oil giant Shell from using seismic waves to explore for gas off the Eastern Cape. In a rare win, local communities' concerns about the environmental effects of the plan force a suspension of the plan.

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The voices of the voiceless resonate with a South African court judgement which blocks oil giant Shell from using seismic waves to explore for gas off the Eastern Cape. In a rare win, local communities' concerns about the environmental effects of the plan force a suspension of the project.

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"One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office," Winfrey said. "Mehmet Oz has made that decision."

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Sudanese authorities said at least 38 people were killed Tuesday when a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province. The country's state-run mining company said in a statement the collapse of the closed, non-functioning mine happened in the village of Fuja 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum.

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Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with “Creed III,” Halle Berry heads to space in “Moonfall,” and more.

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Somalia's opposition presidential candidates have called on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as Farmajo, to leave office after he attempted to force the prime minister from power. The council of the presidential candidates in Somalia issued the call one day after Farmajo suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, accusing him of corruption and failure to conduct elections.

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Nontombi Naomi Tutu says her father "went to meet his God, ready and willing."

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The ride-sharing company Uber has joined with the Swedish-Kenyan electric vehicle group Opibus to deploy 3,000 electric motorcycles in Kenya and the region in 2022. The switch to electric vehicles could significantly reduce air pollution as motorcycle taxis employ millions across the continent.

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Kanye West has purchased the property across the street from his ex-wife amid their ongoing divorce.

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Gambia's Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Adama Barrow's recent election victory on Tuesday, ruling that the petition had not followed proper procedure, court documents showed. Barrow won the Dec.

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Cameroon's military has released health workers detained for several days who were working for the aid group Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF.  The military says the workers were helping a wounded rebel leader, who also was detained, and they are still being investigated.

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Mali's military government has denied hiring Russian mercenaries from the controversial Wagner Group, which has been sanctioned by the European Union for rights abuses. France and 15 other Western nations last week condemned what they said was Russia's deployment of Wagner fighters to Mali.

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Equatorial Guinea have upset the odds to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, according to former international Juvenal Edjogo.

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Researchers in South Africa have discovered that people who have been infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus develop enhanced immunity to the older delta variant.  The conclusion is the result of a new study conducted at Durban-based Africa Health Research Institute involving 33 vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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Environmentalists hail the ruling as a victory in their efforts to protect marine life.

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CT scans allowed archaeologists to study Amenhotep I's body and learn about his death and burial.

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The pandemic is still blurring the lines between work and life. This expert wisdom on managing the stress is worth a read.

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Al Ahly's Badr Benoun is one of three names added to Morocco's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

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BBC's Malu Cursino profiles three people from across Africa who rose to the challenge in 2021.

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The Rev. Athanasius Chidi Abanulo — using skills honed in his African homeland to minister effectively in rural Alabama— determines just how long he can stretch out his Sunday homilies based on who is sitting in the pews.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu's legacy is reverberating among young South Africans, many of whom were not born when the clergyman battled apartheid and sought full rights for the nation's Black majority.  Tutu, who died Sunday at the age of 90, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for those efforts.

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In the past year, Ethiopia has gone from a stable and prosperous anchor in the Horn of Africa, to a country where a fractious civil war and famine now loom as a real possibility.

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Namibia wants to use its abundance of sunshine and wind power to make and export hydrogen.

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A production of Antigone seeks to overturn prejudices about Africans arriving in Sicily.

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