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African Union should lead Tigray peace talks, Ethiopia's ruling party says
ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) - The African Union should facilitate peace talks between Ethiopia's government and rebellious forces from the Tigray region in the north, the country's ruling party told state media on Monday. The conflict in Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous...
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Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding
LONDON: Extreme weather events - from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours - have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding in Bangladesh, and...
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Spanish PM blames traffickers, migrants for deaths at border
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister is defending the way Moroccan and Spanish police repelled migrants last week as they tried to cross the shared border into the north African enclave of Melilla, depicting the attempt in which at least 23 people died as “an attack on Spain’s borders.”...
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Ethiopia denies Sudan’s accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilian
Ethiopia on Monday denied Sudan's accusation that its army had captured and executed seven Sudanese soldiers...
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Malawi Court Jails Priest, Police Officer, Medical Practitioner Over Albino Attack
In her judgment Monday, Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga sentenced five people to life imprisonment with hard labor for the death of MacDonald Masambuka. Judge Kamanga also sentenced Catholic priest Thomas Muhosha, police officer Chikondi Chileka and three others to 30 years imprisonment with hard...
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China hands over additional 10 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Monday handed over an additional 10 million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ethiopia. The latest batch of the 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses is expected to further boost Ethiopia's anti-COVID-19 vaccination efforts while playing a...
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Drought in the Horn of Africa: FAO appeals for $172 million to help avert famine ...
Download logo With the increasing risk of famine in the Horn of Africa due to severe and prolonged drought conditions, urgent life-saving and livelihood assistance is needed to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. As the...
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Sudan accuses Ethiopia of killing 7 soldiers in ‘cowardly act’
KHARTOUM, Sudan- Sudan has accused the army of neighbouring Ethiopia of executing seven captured Sudanese soldiers and one civilian and vowed to respond to the "cowardly" act. Tensions have risen in recent years, sparking sporadic armed clashes, over the Al-Fashaqa border strip which is close to...
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Nigeria's Zamfara State to Issue Gun Licenses to Individuals
Authorities in Nigeria’s Zamfara state said they will begin granting gun licenses to residents. The rare move will allow...
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At least 26 killed in attack in South-West Cameroon – medical officer
By Amindeh Blaise Atabong YAOUNDE (Reuters) – At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have added fuel to long-running inter-ethnic conflicts over land, local sources said on Monday. Anglophone...
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