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The landmark poll has been postponed because of disputes over candidates and the lack of preparedness.

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Africa’s Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has opened a research center in Somalia to combat climate change. Severe drought and flooding displaced nearly half-a-million Somalis last year. The new center, located in the Somali capital, will conduct research, collect data and analyze and disseminate new information on climate change in the Horn of Africa.

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Nigeria's number of confirmed COVID-19 infections nearly doubled on Wednesday, to a record of more than 4,000 — the most since the start of the pandemic. Nigerian officials say the jump raises serious concerns and are urging people to stay away from gatherings.The figures were announced as Nigeria destroyed a million doses of coronavirus vaccine that had passed the expiration date.

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Women and girls were allegedly sexually abused by security forces during a demonstration on Sunday.

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Nigerian media report explosions went off in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Thursday just as President Mohamadu Buhari arrived for an official visit. Local media say five people have been killed.

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Kêfa Sagbadjou Glèlè, thought to have been in his nineties, had ruled over Dahomey for two years.

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After days of uncertainty, Libyan authorities have postponed the presidential election just 48 hours before it was set to begin on December 24. A new date in January looks unlikely to be approved, leaving the country paralysed by tensions between rival groups who disagree on electoral law.

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expressing concern at the latest wave of COVID infections as the continent enters the holiday season.Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong says they are pushing African countries to consider vaccine mandates.

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Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha returns to the Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations after missing November's World Cup qualifiers.

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Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech is not recalled to Morocco's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations by coach Vahid Halilhodzic.

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Thousands of years before Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, tiny beads helped humans make social connections.

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Group A rivals Ethiopia and Cape Verde name their squads for January's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.

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The former PM says Covid will come back to haunt us without a push to vaccinate the whole world.

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A shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar this week has claimed 85 lives, maritime officials said Thursday, after retrieving 21 more bodies a day earlier.

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Egyptian giants Al Ahly retain Africa's Super Cup after beating Morocco's Raja Casablanca 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Qatar.

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Tea pickers allege they have suffered injuries due to conditions on farms run by a Scottish firm.

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The phone call lasted just three minutes, but it gave Sara Espinoza the first proof in six weeks that her son is alive.

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“There’s no one at fault," the two said in a joint statement. "We believe this is the next best chapter in the evolution of our love."

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Nigeria destroyed more than 1 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday after authorities said they could not be used before their expiration date. Faisal Shuaib, head of Nigeria's National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said health officials in Africa's most populous country were left with little choice after receiving the donated doses that didn't have much shelf life left.

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Somali officials in the semiautonomous region of Puntland have announced a cease-fire following two days of heavy fighting between two security forces in the commercial port town of Bosaso. The fighting ignited Tuesday between the Puntland Security Forces (PSF), an anti-terror unit once supported by the United States, and the region's regular security forces.

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A Tunisian court has found former President Moncef Marzouki guilty of "undermining the external security of the State" and sentenced him in absentia to four years in prison, the state news agency TAP reported Wednesday.

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The man who led a 2008 coup in Guinea and whose brief rule was marked by a stadium massacre against peaceful demonstrators returned to the West African country Wednesday after more than a decade in exile.

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King, who played in the women's football league for over a decade, made history Tuesday night.

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