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7 Jan
MONUSCO and the Congolese army want to counter the movements of the M23 rebels in the North-Kivu region as swiftly as possible, while Rwanda continues to deny its support of the group.
7 Jan
The Kremlin is facing unprecedented criticism after one of the deadliest attacks on its troops since the Ukraine war began. Kyiv, and Russian bloggers, claim the death toll is in the hundreds.
7 Jan
Tanzania's president has ended a ban on opposition rallies imposed by her autocratic predecessor, John Magufuli. The decision was cautiously welcomed as a win for democracy by human rights groups and opposition parties.
7 Jan
Burkinabé authourities say they're looking into a massacre committed over the weekend. At least 28 bodies were found in the region of Nouna. In Rutshuru DR Congolese families have been fleeing clashes between M23 rebels and soldiers. And a grammy award winning Kenyan musician has created a one stop shop for artists to make it easier to get exposure and track and make money.
6 Jan
Prices of basic food commodities have doubled in the eastern Democratic of Congo. The spike is being attributed to the ongoing hostilities between government forces and M23 rebels. Among the affected areas is Bukavu, which lies in the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu.
6 Jan
France's African World War era soldiers win a final battle known as the Senegalese tirailleurs the surviving fighters will be able to end their days back in Africa after a pension U-turn by Paris. Tunisia's central bank chief says 2023 will be a “complicated” year unless the country strikes a deal with the IMF. And Benin gears up for this weekend's legislative elections
6 Jan
Authorities in Kano state in northwestern Nigeria, are worried that a surge in 'fake' doctors has led to deaths and crippled the health sector. Security agencies are now cracking down on unlicensed medics and clinics.
5 Jan
The bodies of 28 people who were shot dead have been discovered in Burkina Faso's north-western town of Nouna, the government has said. A civil society group blamed the killings on armed civilians claiming to be members of a government-backed volunteer force fighting jihadists.
4 Jan
The consequences of the war in Ukraine are even being felt in Tunisia. In Kairouan, rising food and energy prices mean Najwa Selmi is faced with a tough decision: to buy food or send her children to school.
3 Jan
Tanzania has increased its nationwide measles vaccination drive to prevent outbreaks among its population. The move by the East African nation comes after the World Health Organization warned the virus is becoming a global threat.
1 Jan
Nine suffocate to death in Ugandan New Year firework crush - police
31 Dec
France and Germany are now also accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A UN report said there was solid evidence of Rwanda supporting the M23 group, which is accused of waging a campaign of murder, rape, kidnapping and looting.

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