Africa

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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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Tanzania leader says prayer will cure Covid, as hospitals overflow
Experts fear policies of John Magufuli could undermine vaccine programme in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Hundreds died in Axum massacre during Tigray war, says Amnesty
Group says soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in northern Ethiopian city

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

26, Feb, 2021 @11:41 AM

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‘Doctors are paying for supplies': inside a stretched Burkina Faso Covid ward
In a country where pneumonia, malaria and TB are much bigger killers, doctors say ‘resource-intensive’ Covid-19 is diverting precious resources

Amanda Coakley in Ouagadougou

26, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Malawi MPs debate bill to liberalise abortion laws as churches oppose
Law would widen strict rules in country where thousands suffer complications from unsafe terminations

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

25, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Ghanaian LGBTQ+ centre closes after threats and abuse
Founder says community centre in Accra was closed preemptively to protect its staff

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Last public statue of Spanish dictator Franco is removed
Monument in north Africa commemorates the fascist leader’s earlier role in the Rif war of the 1920s

Staff and agencies in Melilla

23, Feb, 2021 @9:39 PM

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies in attack on UN convoy
Luca Attanasio and two others killed in attempted kidnapping north of Goma in eastern DRC

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Feb, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Exiled Rwandan opposition politician shot dead in Cape Town
Rwanda National Congress describes shooting of Seif Bamporiki as an ‘assassination’

Staff and agencies in Johannesburg

22, Feb, 2021 @6:35 PM

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People hide among broken bottles and toxic ash in attempt to reach Europe
Spanish police release video and photos of people from north Africa found in trucks and containers

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Feb, 2021 @2:58 PM

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