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Mali asks Islamic body to open negotiations with al-Qaeda

Malian authorities have previously endorsed the idea of talks and have quietly backed local peace deals with the fighters as…

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Three children killed in airstrikes on Ethiopia’s Tigray region, UN says

Jens Laerke, spokesperson of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said at a briefing in Geneva…

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Over 100 million people in Africa threatened by climate change

WMO report warns 1.3 billion people remain ‘extremely vulnerable’ as the continent warms more and at a faster rate than…

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Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short

The demand highlights tensions between the world’s 20 largest economies and developing countries, which are bearing the brunt of the…

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‘He died in my arms.’ Twelve months on, a mother’s agonizing wait to find out why her son died at Lekki toll gate

In a blind panic, she called his phone, but there was no answer. She immediately hailed a passing motorcycle taxi,…

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Attacks on freedom of expression ‘devastating’ for public health

Censorship, misinformation during pandemic have had ‘a devastating impact’ on access to information, Amnesty says. Attacks on freedom of expression…

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Gunmen kill dozens in Nigeria’s troubled northwest

The attack took place in Nigeria’s Sokoto’s state, where bandits have been relocating to avoid security operations. Gunmen have killed…

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Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead

Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on…

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Opposition candidate Neves wins Cape Verde election

Josia Maria Neves, a former prime minister, wins the presidency in the first round as his main rival concedes defeat.…

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Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

The military and civilian groups have been sharing power in the east African country in an uneasy alliance since the…

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