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Namibia to enact law to protect welfare of children

Namibia plans to enact a law to ensure justice for children suspected or accused of committing an offense, a senior government official said Monday. The...

UN: Africa lost $800B in illegal transfers in recent years

The United Nations estimates that illegal outflows of capital from Africa totaled over $830 billion in the first 15 years of this century, much...

Suspected bacteria infection kills 12 more Zimbabwe elephants

Twelve more elephants have died in Zimbabwe, taking the total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak to 34, wildlife authorities said Monday. "A...

Egypt to hold UN-backed talks between two Libyan rivals

Egypt will host on Monday talks between delegations from the two Libyan rivals in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, the state-run Ahram newspaper...

Some 7,000 people affected as river dries up in southern Zambia

About 7,000 people have been severely affected in southern Zambia's Mazabuka district following the drying up of a river which is the source of...

Poorer countries to get 120 million $5 coronavirus tests, WHO says

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 will be made available to low and middle-income...

Food losses in sub-Saharan Africa hit 4 billion USD annually: FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday estimated that food losses in sub-Saharan Africa add up to 432 billion Kenyan...

Kenya’s president extends COVID curfew by another 60 days

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, extended a nationwide curfew by another 60 days while relaxing the starting time from 9 p.m to 11...

Togo appoints its first woman prime minister

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday named the first-ever female prime minister to head the government in the West African nation. Victoire Tomegah Dogbe, 60,...

Zimbabwe begins gradual reopening of schools amid virus

Zimbabwe’s schools Monday reopened for pupils in two grades as part of a gradual process that will see all pupils return to class by...
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