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There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
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Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
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As President Paul Biya led National Day celebrations in Yaounde on Sunday, several policemen were killed, soldiers wounded and mayors kidnapped in Cameroon by suspected armed separatists who had warned against celebrating the central African state's national day in English-speaking regions. A Nigerian military contingent -- part of the Cameroon effort [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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Sierra Leone's new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants domestic league football to resume in 90 days as he aims to restore peace in his country's FA. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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The U.N. refugee agency reports an uptick in fighting in south-eastern Central African Republic has driven more than 7.000 people to abandon their homes and seek refuge in a remote area in DR Congo over the past week. The U.N. refugee agency describes the refugees as desperate, weary and in urgent [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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Congo's health ministry announced one new death from Ebola Sunday, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to country's health ministry most [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
Despite having some of the richest waters in Africa, Somalia's fishing industry faces many challenges. Reporting for VOA in the port city of Bossaso, Jason Patinkin takes us to meet fishermen struggling to make ends meet, and a group of women who hope a new U.N. program to support fish [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more. The waters off northern Somalia are some of the richest in Africa. As businessmen and women on the beach haggle over the shining piles of fresh fish, the daily catch looks [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a tent in northeastern Kenya's Dambala Fachana refugee camp, but weeks of heavy rain have displaced them again. “Our plastic shelters were flooded [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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He is a former refugee, a Muslim, and now the first Somali-British mayor, the youngest ever Lord Mayor for Sheffield city in the United Kingdom. The 28-year-old Magid Magid has also become the first Green Party mayor. He was sworn in Friday. "This really was a victory for the Somalis and other [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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Portuguese giants Benfica complete the signing of Nigeria international defender Tyronne Ebuehi from Dutch club ADO Den Haag. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country's national day will not be celebrated May 20. Hundreds of troops deployed from Cameroon's capital Yaounde carried out parade rehearsals in the southwestern town of Buea, as armed separatists chased out some public officials and [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
The Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) asks the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to review Fifa's latest decision to audit the football body. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Source: BBC Africa News
The U.S.-based aid group World Vision says eight local staffers and a Ugandan who were abducted earlier this week in civil war-torn South Sudan have been released. They were seized Monday while driving in a convoy outside the Equatorian town of Yambio. The statement Friday says the United Nations and local authorities [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
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Fri, May 18, 2018
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Over the past month, many people in Senegal have been following the trial of 31 people accused of trying to set up a local jihadist network loyal to the Islamic State militant group. The verdicts in the case are expected as soon as early June. A Facebook post on July 7, [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News
Libya is suddenly on the lips of President Donald Trump and his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton ahead of the much-vaunted summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, or more precisely, the "Libya model" is. There seems to be a disconnect between the two on what that actually means [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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Vote-counting has started in Burundi's referendum on constitutional changes that would extend the president's rule until 2034. Five million Burundians were registered to vote in Thursday's referendum that raised concerns about further bloodshed in the East African country that has seen deadly political violence since 2015. It is not clear when final [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: VOA Africa News

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