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116 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday said that 116 illegal migrants, including women and children, have been rescued and returned...

Kenya’s COVID-19 infections reach 252,672 as deaths hit 5,257

The number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya reached 252,672 on Sunday even as the country ramps up vaccinations across the country. According to the latest...

Nigeria: AfDB, MTN sign $500,000 grant agreement to help women’s access...

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) has signed a grant agreement for $500,000 with Y’ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS), a fintech subsidiary of MTN Nigeria,...

Ethiopia’s Gidey breaks half marathon world record

Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record on Sunday, finishing in one hour, two minutes and 52 seconds at the Valencia...

Zambia marks 57 years of Independence

Zambia on Sunday marked 57 years of independence from Britain with events held in various parts of the country. President Hakainde Hichilema led the main...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 8.46 mln: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,464,280 as of Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...

Somali drama wins Pan-African film festival grand prize

Somalia's entry "The Gravedigger's Wife" by Finish-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed won the prestigious Stallion of Yennenga grand prize for best film at the...

Museveni says Kampala blast appears to have been a “terrorist act”

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday the blast that killed at least one person and injured seven others in the capital Kampala on...

Colombia’s most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade...

Southern African bloc says Eswatini king open to dialogue after protests

Southern African regional bloc SADC said on Saturday that Eswatini's King Mswati III - Africa's last absolute monarch - had accepted the need for...
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