Africa

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Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation
National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

15, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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With many African climate activists unable to access vaccines, should Cop26 go ahead? | Mohamed Adow
Because of hoarding by rich countries, those in the global south on the frontline of the crisis will be excluded from the talks, says Kenyan activist Mohamed Adow

Mohamed Adow

14, Sep, 2021 @10:32 AM

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‘A very cruel exit’: UK’s aid cuts risk rapid return of treatable diseases
£200m project to eliminate avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa ends after funding is prematurely axed

Lizzy Davies

13, Sep, 2021 @5:29 AM

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Louis Armstrong and the spy: how the CIA used him as a ‘trojan horse’ in Congo
Book reveals how the jazz musician unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Rebel forces accused of killing more than 100 civilians in north Ethiopia
Massacre was perpetrated by fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, officials say

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Case of missing spy aggravates tensions among fractious Somali leadership
President and prime minister in row over disappearance of cybersecurity expert, reportedly killed by al-Shabaab

Moulid Hujale

08, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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If you want to know about life in an unvaccinated country, look to Uganda | Jackee Budesta Batanda
Africa is paying the price of western hoarding, and my country will endure Covid lockdowns until we get more doses, says journalist Jackee Budesta Batanda

Jackee Budesta Batanda

08, Sep, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Egypt accused of widespread state-sanctioned killings of dissidents
Analysis of alleged anti-terrorist shootouts reveals security forces routinely suppressing opposition, claims Human Rights Watch

Ruth Michaelson

07, Sep, 2021 @10:10 AM

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‘No one may be compelled’: Zimbabwe unions go to court over Covid jabs
Firms accused of ‘rounding up workers like animals’ for compulsory vaccination as country acts to stop spread of virus

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

07, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Guinea president held in military detention, say army coup leaders
International community condemns takeover but many in impoverished west African country welcome it

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

06, Sep, 2021 @1:26 PM

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‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closures
Hundreds of millions of children fell behind around the world as schools closed during the pandemic. We look at four countries as pupils try to resume their education

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns
Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes

Lizzy Davies

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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