Silence on China Protests, but Analysts Say Africa Watching

With China seeing the biggest anti-government protests since 1989, analysts say African governments are watching closely, mainly with economic concerns. For the past few days,…

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Malawi Launches Africa’s First Children’s Malaria Vaccine

Malawi and the World Health Organization are rolling out a new malaria vaccine for young children that backers say will reduce deaths from the mosquito-borne…

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Report: Authoritarianism on the Rise as Democracy Weakens

Democracy is being degraded around the world because people are losing faith in the legitimacy of elections and see freedom of expression being stymied, among…

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WHO recommends new name ‘MPOX’ for monkeypox disease

GENEVA— Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names…

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Russia Donates 260,000 Tons of Fertilizer to Africa

Russia has donated 260,000 metric tons of fertilizer it produced that was sitting in European ports and warehouses for use by farmers in Africa, the…

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Fire ravages 34.2 sqkm of Mount Kilimanjaro ecosystem

DAR ES SALAAM— A TOTAL of 34.2 square kilometres of Africa’s rooftop has been destroyed by the raging fire that erupted on the mountain for…

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East African Nations Say DRC Needs Political Reform to Deal With Armed Groups

Kenya is hosting a third round of talks aimed at bringing peace to the volatile eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The East…

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UN wildlife conference ends with protection for 500 species

PANAMA CITY— An international conference on trade in endangered species ended in Panama, with protections established for over 500 species.   The measures were approved…

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UN strongly condemns airfield attack in Central African Republic; 1 peacekeeper killed

UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations (UN) on Saturday strongly condemned an attack on an airfield in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) which left a Moroccan…

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DRC: helping children stay in school in conflict-torn Kivu

Humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are among the highest in the world. People in the DRC have been facing persistent…

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