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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 ‘deliberately’ keeping Covid vaccines from Africa, says 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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How Covid could be the 'long overdue' shake-up needed by the aid sector
Analysis: as need outstrips funding, experts are making the case for overhauling ‘old-fashioned’ donor-recipient narratives

Karen McVeigh

05, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Canada and UK among countries with most vaccine doses ordered per person
UK has more than five doses per person on order, in sharp contrast to developing countries

Ashley Kirk, Finbarr Sheehy and Cath Levett

29, Jan, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule
Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

07, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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African countries unite to create 'one stop shop' to lower cost of Covid-19 tests and PPE
Online marketplace for medical supplies will allow continent to buy in bulk and lower costs, says South Africa’s president

Carien du Plessis in Johannesburg

22, Jun, 2020 @7:30 AM

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UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit
£395m trade boost is aimed at countering China’s spending on the continent

Larry Elliott

17, Jan, 2020 @12:01 AM

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