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East Africa leaders to meet Monday to discuss DR Congo conflict

The meeting comes as heavy fighting revives decades-old animosities between Kinshasa and Kigali, with the DRC blaming neighbouring Rwanda for the recent resurgence of the M23 rebel group

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'Jittery' with worries about future in the continent, more than half of Africa's youth wants to move abroad

The frustration over their prospects in the continent has led many to harbour the desire to emigrate to foreign nations

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Germany to return bronzes looted by Britain from Nigeria

The 16th-18th century metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin are among the most highly-regarded works of African art

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Mozambique militants beheading children as young as 11: Save the Children  

Save the Children said it had spoken to displaced families who described 'horrifying scenes' of murder, including mothers whose young sons were killed. In one case, the woman hid, helpless, with…

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Beijing vaccinates thousands in COVID-19 jab drive

China plans to vaccinate millions this winter in the run-up to Lunar New Year in mid-February

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French court orders Rwanda genocide suspect be tried at UN tribunal

UN prosecutors accuse Kabuga of bankrolling and arming ethnic Hutu militias that killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda during a 100-day period in 1994

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Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak three weeks before plans to proclaim the country disease-free

The Ebola epidemic in the country's volatile east has killed 2,280 people since August 2018, and officials had hoped to be able to proclaim it over on June 25

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This African country has released over 4,000 prisoners through video-calling to limit COVID-19 clusters!

Over the last 30 days, the country has released over 4,800 prisoners across different prisons

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64 corpses found in a lorry in Mozambique, 14 survivors also retrieved

There were also 14 survivors on-board, who were reportedly banging against the container walls, pleading for help

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Egyptian security forces allegedly torture, detain children in direct violation of law

The report titled “No one cared he was a child: Egyptian Security Forces’ Abuse of Children in Detention” claims 20 children aged 12-17 were arrested and abused by forces

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Coronavirus provides unexpected boost for Kenyan fishermen

The coronavirus has slowed Chinese imports

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In the shadow of Ebola and Covid-19, measles rips through Congo

Malnutrition and poorly-trained health workers make the vaccine, normally 85% effective, less efficient

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Measles vaccine drive aims to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia

The aim is to reach some 45 million children in six months

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Mali president dismisses coup speculation

Keita said lessons would be learned after 38 soldiers were killed in two attacks.

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Egypt urges mediation in 'deadlocked' Nile dam talks

Egypt is concerned the huge dam will severely reduce its water supplies.

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