India’s COVID battle stokes vaccine worries in Africa

NAIROBI: Africa is watching aghast as India struggles with coronavirus, fearing a long-running shortfall in the Indian-made vaccines that it needs to help shield...

Mozambique town traumatized weeks after deadly jihadist attack

MAPUTO: Six weeks after it was raided by Islamic State-linked fighters, the northern Mozambican town of Palma remains deeply traumatized and hundreds of its...

Tigray war rips thousands of kids from parents

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia's Tigray war has separated thousands of children from their parents, and many now face "dire" and dangerous conditions in displacement camps,...

‘Europe or death’: West Africans risk all to leave Tunisia

SFAX, Tunisia: Aminata Traoure survived a shipwreck in which she lost her baby daughter, her sister and her niece but she is determined to...

Tigray conflict: Six months on, no end in sight

ADDIS ABABA: It has been six months since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray for a military campaign he vowed would...

Algeria arrests top opposition figure weeks ahead of election

ALGIERS: A leading Algerian opposition activist has been detained and was to appear before prosecutors yesterday, his lawyer said, weeks ahead of elections he...

Despite woes, Sudanese share Ramadan meal

WAD MADANI, Sudan: As night falls in Sudan, villagers rush to pull over travellers with a friendly roadblock of hospitality celebrating holy month of...

Civilians flee homes amid fears of fresh Mogadishu violence

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Civilians caught between pro-government and opposition forces in the Somali capital fled their homes yesterday as the heavily armed rivals reinforced their...

IS-aligned Jihadists kill 31 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria: At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast...

Somali opposition fighters cordon off Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Somali opposition fighters took up positions in parts of the tense capital yesterday, a day after clashes with government troops erupted over...

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France, allies back his son

N'DJAMENA, Chad: Chad on Friday staged a state funeral for veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno, a linchpin in the fight against the Sahel's jihadist...

Mariam Oyiza, a champion for women in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: "I can't speak right now, I'm on an urgent case," Aliyu Mariam Oyiza said hastily on the phone, leaving her office in...

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