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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:05:49 +0000 | SADC leaders agree to send troops to northern Mozambique
The deployment was approved at an extraordinary summit, held in Maputo, and attended by all 16 member states, including President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:21:52 +0000 | UPDATE | At least 43 killed in Ethiopia market airstrike - medical official
Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses told AFP Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:31:33 +0000 | 11 police killed in Burkina Faso ambush, says minister
Eleven policemen have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, and four more officers are missing, the government has announced.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:40:07 +0000 | World powers meet in Berlin to discuss Libya crisis
Presence of foreign mercenaries, troops in war-torn country and elections to top meeting’s agenda.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:13:20 +0000 | Ever Given's owners have struck deal with Egypt to free ship months after it was seized, insurers say
The Ever Given is on the brink of being released, according to its insurers, who say its owners have made an agreement in principle with Egypt.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:42:43 +0000 | MSF asks Cameroon to allow it to resume work in hotspot
Medical charity MSF has asked Cameroon to let it resume work in the country's insurgency-riven English-speaking west, saying tens of thousands were deprived of medical care.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:13:18 +0000 | You can now get a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in Zimbabwe, for R1,400
The private HealthPoint Hospital says it is authorised to offer vaccine tourism, and has "substantial" stock of mostly Chinese vaccines agains the coronavirus.

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:08:13 +0000 | News24 appoints Lynsey Chutel to head up new Africa desk
News24 has appointed seasoned journalist Lynsey Chutel to head up its Africa desk.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:46:39 +0000 | ANALYSIS | Why SADC leaders may find a resistant Mozambique at Wednesday's extraordinary summit
Southern African leaders will meet in Maputo for the day-long summit, against the backdrop of an insurgency regional leaders have labelled as 'terrorism'.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:59:16 +0000 | Covid-19: Zimbabwe expects 2.5 million vaccines from China by the end of June
Zimbabwe expects to receive 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccines from China by the end of this month.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:24:37 +0000 | Nigeria school pupil kidnapping: 15 victims escape sleeping guards
Fifteen Nigerian hostages have escaped from their abductors as they slept, weeks after they were among more than 130 pupils and teachers snatched by gunmen from an Islamic seminary, the school's headteacher told AFP Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:16:42 +0000 | World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations
The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate coronavirus vaccinations on the continent.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:59:58 +0000 | Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence
Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer has said.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:07:38 +0000 | Ramaphosa demands more IMF reserves for African virus recovery
President Cyril Ramaphosa urged developed economies to aid Africa’s post-pandemic recovery by allocating more International Monetary Fund (IMF) reserves to the continent.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:51:14 +0000 | Ethiopia's poll: Prime Minister Ahmed is ‘deaf’ says detained Oromo opposition politician
At war with the politically powerful Tigray People's Liberation Front, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has also alienated and cracked down on Oromo parties, stoking further ethnic division in the country.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:52:56 +0000 | Insurgent attacks to dominate discussions at SADC summit in Mozambique this week
The Southern African Development Community will hold an extraordinary summit this week, with terrorism on the agenda.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:01:41 +0000 | Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda to be buried on 7 July
Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda will be buried on July 7, three weeks after he died aged 97, the presidency announced on Monday.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:00:36 +0000 | Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers
The Chad government has accused the Central African Republic of killing six of its soldiers in an attack on an outpost in the south of the country.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:00:43 +0000 | Ethiopians to vote in what government bills as first free election
Ethiopians vote in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:38:52 +0000 | Elephant in the room: Southern African leaders float idea of reviving ivory trade
Four southern African nations are considering breaking away from the United Nations’ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to set up a parallel organization to allow trade in ivory.