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Africa warns of food crisis due to Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports
African Union chair calls on EU leaders to do all they can to release grain stocks amid ‘perfect storm’ for global supply chain

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

31, May, 2022 @2:46 PM

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Ethiopia accused of ‘serious’ human rights abuses in Tigray in landmark case
Lawyers say violations ‘could amount to war crimes’ in first complaint to Africa’s top rights body over conflict in country

Lizzy Davies

08, Feb, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters
ICJ ruling aggravates fractious relations between two countries and threatens to destabilise restive region

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

14, Oct, 2021 @2:41 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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‘An economic calamity’: Africa faces years of post-Covid instability
Damage from pandemic could quash ambitions, exacerbate tensions and deepen repression in parts of continent

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

13, Aug, 2021 @1:24 PM

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The light that failed: South Sudan’s ‘new dawn’ turns to utter nightmare
Nearly 400,000 have died since it won independence 10 years ago. Now violence looms again, within and beyond its borders

Simon Tisdall

11, Jul, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Rich countries ‘ran off and secured supplies’ of Covid vaccines, says Africa envoy
Questions raised over failure of Covax scheme to provide promised doses to the continent

Silence Charumbira

24, Jun, 2021 @1:27 PM

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Somalia’s rival factions spread across Mogadishu as they jockey for power
Opposition leaders leave airport bolthole as they step up pressure over contested presidency of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Amanda Sperber in Mogadishu

21, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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African health workers left without Covid jabs as paltry supplies dwindle
Fear of third wave and new variants as sub-Saharan vaccine distribution is dogged by supply disruption

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

13, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Sassou rules like an emperor while Congolese die from extreme poverty | Vava Tampa
The world has turned a blind eye to Denis Sassou Nguesso’s controversial re-election, which will extend his iron-fisted reign to more than 40 years

Vava Tampa

10, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Inside Somalia’s impasse: election talks collapse amid mistrust and blame
Leaders holed up inside Mogadishu’s high-security international airport have failed to agree a plan, risking further unrest

Amanda Sperber in Mogasdishu

08, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer | Paul Kagame
We’re not asking for charity, but fairness – instead of hoarding and protectionism, says Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda

Paul Kagame

07, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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