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10 hours ago
A Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is 84% effective in protecting against being hospitalised by the Omicron variant for 1-2 months after it is received, the head of South Africa's Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Glenda Gray, said on Friday.
1 day ago
Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the country until he was ousted in a 2020 coup, has died at the age of 76.
1 day ago
Richard Leakey, a world-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter has died aged 77. His groundbreaking work contributed to the recognition of Africa as the birthplace of humankind. He also spearheaded campaigns to stop poaching in Kenya, famously burning the country's stockpile of poached ivory.
1 day ago
Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.
1 day ago
Sejnane, in Bizerte governorate north-west of Tunis, is famous for its unique pottery style and colours. Crafted mainly by women artisans, the pottery exhibits intricate Berber detail through a unique fabrication method. It is made of all-natural elements and does not contain any chemical components.
3 days ago
The conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region continues to escalate one year after breaking out. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on civilians to take up arms against the Tigrayan forces and warned he would bury his enemies with blood.
3 days ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged he attended a party at Downing Street during the coronavirus lockdown in May 2020. He claimed he was not aware of the nature of the gathering before arriving, but the opposition wants him to step down.
3 days ago
Leaders from the Southern African Development Community said on Wednesday they were extending a troop deployment in Mozambique to help the government fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency.
3 days ago
The fighting between forces of the Ethiopian government and rebels from the Tigray region has had a devastating effect on the civilian population. The UN has warned of a "grave humanitarian situation."
3 days ago
Exclusive photos show Russian mercenaries, believed to be of the Wagner group, operating in Mali. Also, Ethiopians in Lalibela marked the orthodox Christmas under the shadow of conflict. Just months ago, the historic town was occupied by Tigrayan rebels. And Senegal's national dish has gone global. Thieboudienne, made with rice with fish, has been added to UNESCO's cultural heritage list.
4 days ago
Several people are killed in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, just days after Somalia's divided leadership agrees on a timetable for long-delayed elections. Also, supporters of a Zimbabwean freelance journalist charged with getting fake accreditation to help colleagues from the New York Times enter the country say he's being set up. Jeffrey Moyo pleads not guilty as his trial begins. And Mali's 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations win over Tunisia is overshadowed by a final whistle controversy. The referee calls time minutes early and the Tunisians refuse to return to the pitch.
4 days ago
Several people were killed as a huge blast went off on a road near the main international airport in the Somali capital. The al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility.
12 Jan
Why are Mali's neighbours coming down hard? A harsh embargo has been decided after coup leaders in that landlocked West African state reneged on their promise of a quick return to civilian rule. How harsh? We talk border closures and trade embargoes. It's not as if the region has never seen a putsch before: look no further than neighbouring Guinea.

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32 mins ago
China is bracing itself for the possibility property group Evergrande could default on its huge $300 billion debt pile. Many of Evergrande's creditors are ordinary Chinese who may lose much of their life savings.
32 mins ago
Thousands of Malians take to the streets after the junta calls for protests against sanctions imposed by the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. Also, on the 11th anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster, hundreds of demonstrators in Tunisia defy a ban on public gatherings to protest against President Kais Saied's power grab. And we bring you the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations. Our reporters on the ground have all the day's action.
32 mins ago
Boris Johnson has apologized for attending an event in the back garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020, at which point Britons were prohibited from gathering due to strict coronavirus restrictions. At the start of the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions, Johnson said he did attend the gathering for 25 minutes before going inside to work. He said he believed the gathering to be a work event, but with hindsight conceded he should have sent attendees back inside.
2 hours ago
After a pause due to the pandemic, Dion had been scheduled to resume her world tour in November 2021 with a slate of performances in Las Vegas. Those dates were canceled in October after she began “experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms,” she said at the time on Twitter.
2 hours ago
The United States has accused Russia of planning a so-called “false flag” operation in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to create an excuse for an invasion. The Pentagon says there is evidence Russian agents might already be in the country to carry out acts of sabotage and blame Ukraine for them.
2 hours ago
China's economy grew by 8.1 percent last year, but the expansion slowed towards the end of 2021. FRANCE 24's Cole Stangler takes a closer look at the factors holding up growth, from sluggish retail sales to the high cost of Covid-19 lockdowns.