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WHO ramps up response in Eastern Africa amid looming health crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it's intensifying its operations to the looming health crisis in eastern Africa amid acute food insecurity. Ibrahima Soce...

R. Kelly gets 30 years in jail over sex crimes

R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday for leading a decades-long effort to recruit and trap teenagers and...

Kenya 15s rugby team departs for France for World Cup qualifiers

Kenya’s national 15s rugby team flew out to France to take part in the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup (RAC2022), the final qualifying round for...

Mauritius lifts most COVID-19 restrictions

Mauritius has reopened nightclubs and bars, lifted restrictions on gatherings, and scrapped a public mask mandate as it eased COVID-19 measures on the Indian...

FIFA: Last World Cup tickets to go on sale next week

The remaining tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from next week, Fifa said on...

World Bank agrees to give Egypt $500 million to help fund...

Egypt will receive a 500 million U.S. dollar loan from the World Bank to help finance wheat purchases. The funds, approved Tuesday, are to support...

UNHCR appeals for aid for millions affected by drought in Horn...

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday appealed for 42.6 million U.S. dollars in life-saving aid to help millions affected by...

AU, IGAD call for restraint in Ethiopia, Sudan military tensions

The African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have appealed for restraint amid escalating military tension between Ethiopia and Sudan. Tensions between...

Talk Africa: Africa’s food prices shock

Global inflation is at its highest in decades, with a sharp rise in prices being felt more in Africa than in other parts of the world. While the economic...

At least 14 migrants die as boat catches fire in Senegal

At least 14 migrants died when a boat caught fire in south Senegal, a local mayor and a health official said on Tuesday. "We have...