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270 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Headed for African Continent

The African Union says the continent is set to receive about 270 million doses of coronavirus vaccine and wants to see them distributed equitably.For just over two months, a team at the 55-member organization of African states has worked to ensure the ...
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46 Civilians Feared Killed in Eastern Congo Attack, Official Says

Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior provincial official said Thursday. Local security forces have been dispatched to the v...
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Rights Groups Urge Zimbabwe to Drop Charges Against Journalist, Politicians

Rights groups are calling on Zimbabwe authorities to drop charges against a prominent journalist and two senior opposition members accused of "peddling falsehoods," saying the charges against the three are part of the government's efforts to stifle cri...
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UN Refugee Chief ‘Very Worried’ for Eritrean Refugees in Tigray

The chief of the U.N.’s refugee agency said Thursday he remains “deeply troubled” by the humanitarian situation in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, noting the number of Eritrean refugees already at risk there.Filippo Grandi, U.N. high commissioner for re.....
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