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South Africa begins return to tougher lockdown measuresSouth Africa has begun a return to tougher lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 hotspots as it experiences a resurgence of new coronavirus infections, with more than 4,400 new cases in the past 24 hours
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A Tigray refugee woman walks up a hill after arriving on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Ethiopian forces on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 blocked people from the country's embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest crossing point for refugees, Sudanese forces said. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopian forces said to block refugees from entering SudanSudanese forces say Ethiopian forces have blocked people fleeing Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest border crossing point for refugees
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Volunteer Thabisle Khlatshwayo, who received her first shot for a COVID-19 vaccine trial, is tested before receiving her second shot at a vaccine trial facility set at Soweto's Chris Sani Baragwanath Hospital outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday Nov. 30, 2020. Over 2000 South African volunteers are on AstraZeneca's experimental coronavirus vaccine trial. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Official: Africa needs COVID-19 vaccine for 60% in 2-3 yearsAfrica’s top public health official says 60% of the continent’s population needs to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two to three years
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine resumes campaignUgandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine says he will resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in the Ethiopia's Tigray arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled TigrayIn a breakthrough, the United Nations says it and Ethiopia’s government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region, at least the parts under federal government control
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says it and Ethiopia have signed a deal to allow "unimpeded" humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray regionUN says it and Ethiopia have signed a deal to allow "unimpeded" humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rescue efforts slowed a week after Zimbabwe mine collapseRains and flooding have slowed rescue efforts at a Zimbabwean mine where a shaft collapsed last week, trapping at least 10 artisanal miners
The Associated Press2 days ago
A Tigrayan woman who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, carries her baby to attend Sunday Mass at a church, near Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in EthiopiaThe United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has been cut off from the world for nearly a month amid war
The Associated Press2 days ago
Dr. Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, director of research at the Johannesburg-based Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI), looks on during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, Thursday, Nov. 26 2020. Delaney-Moretlwa said that women in sub-Saharan Africa, who are disproportionately affected by HIV, were among those who will benefit significantly from a new injectable trial drug that needs to be taken every eight weeks to prevent HIV infection. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
On World AIDS Day, South Africa finds hope in new treatment Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that’s been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, responds to questions from members of parliament, accompanied by Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives Tagesse Chafo, right, at the prime minister's office in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The fugitive leader of Ethiopia's defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues "on every front" two days after Abiy declared victory. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
'Stop the madness,' Tigray leader urges Ethiopia's PMThe fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region is calling on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Abiy declared victory
The Associated Press3 days ago
Tigray regional leader urges Ethiopia's PM to 'stop the madness' and asserts that fighting continues 'on every front'Tigray regional leader urges Ethiopia's PM to 'stop the madness' and asserts that fighting continues 'on every front'
The Associated Press3 days ago
Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacksThree cities in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official
The Associated Press3 days ago
Report alleges Burundian refugees were disappeared, torturedThe men kicked down the door well before dawn
The Associated Press3 days ago
People attend a funeral for those killed by suspected Boko Haram militants in Zaabarmar, Nigeria, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Nigerian officials say suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram have killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in northern Borno State. The attack was staged Saturday in a rice field in Garin Kwashebe, a Borno community known for rice farming. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in NigeriaNigerian officials say suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram have killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in northern Borno State
The Associated Press4 days ago
Tigrayan women who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, pray during Sunday Mass at a church, near Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
UN: Ethiopia's victory claim doesn't mean war is finishedThe United Nations refugee chief says Ethiopia’s announcement that it has completed its military offensive in its defiant Tigray region “does not mean the conflict is finished."
The Associated Press4 days ago
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