Africa

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Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%
Internal reports show projected cuts including 59% in South Sudan, 60% in Somalia and 67% in Syria

Patrick Wintour

05, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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'Self-deprecating' black Tiktokker agency challenges prejudices in Italy
Social media influencers of African origin have banded together, using ‘fun activism’ to make their voice heard

Angela Giuffrida

05, Mar, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards
Petra Diamonds already faces court action on similar grounds, as its contractors are accused of continued assaults on illegal miners

Kate Hodal

05, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Can Niger continue to beat the odds with its democratic progress?
Analysis: The world’s poorest country has successfully organised a smooth transition of power. Could other Sahel countries follow?

Vava Tampa

04, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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French soldiers killed Algerian lawyer in war of independence, Macron admits
French president admits army was behind 1957 death of Ali Boumendjel during Battle of Algiers

Kim Willsher in Paris

03, Mar, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Australian facing extradition from Morocco to Saudi Arabia arrested hours after meeting his baby, wife says
Family suggests case of mistaken identity after Dr Osama AlHasani, 42, detained in Tangier

Daniel Hurst

02, Mar, 2021 @9:53 PM

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Somalia health clinics will close due to UK aid cuts, charity warns
MPs say Commons vote is needed as funding budget has dropped below 0.7% of UK gross national income

Patrick Wintour

02, Mar, 2021 @7:22 PM

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Love Island South Africa accused of selecting too few black contestants
Viewers criticise reality TV show spin-off for failing to represent diversity of ‘rainbow nation’

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

02, Mar, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Libya's interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Idris Elba and Naomi Campbell sign letter backing gay rights in Ghana
Group of 67 high-profile figures say they are ‘deeply disturbed’ by recent closure of LGBTQ+ centre in Accra

Nazia Parveen and Emmanuel Akinwotu

01, Mar, 2021 @2:31 PM

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'Falling off a cliff': pandemic crippling world's most fragile states, finds report
The world’s poorest are becoming poorer as the impact of Covid compounds existing crises, says Disaster Emergency Comittee

Kaamil Ahmed

01, Mar, 2021 @12:29 PM

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What can we learn from Africa's experience of Covid?
Though a hundred thousand people have died, initial predictions were far worse, giving rise to many theories on ‘the African paradox’

Laura Spinney

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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