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Soldiers stand guard at the burial of three top government officials, at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, Wednesday, Jan,.27, 2021. Zimbabwe on Wednesday buried three top officials who succumbed to COVID-19, in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent second wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe holds burial for 3 top leaders who died of COVID-19Zimbabwe buried three top officials in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country
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Workers prepare for a COVID-19 burial in the Maitland cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The City of Cape Town is working closely with the Muslim Judicial Council to increase burial capacity as COVID-19 claims more lives in a second surge of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to the country’s frontline healthcare workers
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Tanzania's president expresses doubts about COVID vaccinesTanzania’s president is openly expressing doubt about COVID-19 vaccines and accusing people who were vaccinated outside the East African nation of bringing new infections into the country
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Bus crash in western Cameroon kills more than 50 passengersAt least 53 people have died and 21 others were injured after a bus collided with a truck early Wednesday in a village in Cameroon’s west, officials say
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Mali army and French forces kill 100 extremists this monthMali’s army along with French forces in the West African nation have killed at least 100 Islamic extremists so far this year
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Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. On Friday, Zimbabwe police arrested the prominent journalist for the third time in six months. Chin’ono posted on his Twitter account that police had picked him from his house and said they were charging him with “communicating falsehoods.”  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwean journalist released on bail after weeks in prisonZimbabwe’s High Court on Wednesday freed on bail journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who had spent nearly three weeks in prison — his third detention in five months
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Map locates key cities in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Millions of Tigray residents, still largely cut off from the world, live in fear of Eritrean soldiers.
US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediatelyThe United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region immediately
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Nigeria's president replaces service chiefs amid insecurityAmid worsening insecurity in Nigeria, the president has replaced all of the country’s service chiefs
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Central African Republic soldiers kill 44 rebelsCentral African Republic soldiers killed at least 44 rebel fighters in an offensive against the rebel coalition that has been launching attacks in efforts to overtake the newly reelected president, the government said
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FILE — In this Friday, April 24, 2020 file photo, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits a field hospital in Johannesburg. Ramaphosa has announced he has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a dinner guest who has tested positive for COVID-19. He came into contact with a guest at a dinner of 35 people in Johannesburg last weekend, the president's spokesman said Wednesday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa's president criticizes 'vaccine nationalism' South African president and African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa has called on richer nations to release surplus vaccine doses to the rest of the world
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Official: Troops withdraw from home of Uganda's Bobi WineAn attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challenger’s home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful
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South African Muslim group safely buries its virus dead For more than 30 years, the Saaberie Chishty ambulance service has responded to medical emergencies in a tight-knit Muslim community in Johannesburg
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Nigerian police working to rescue abducted orphans and staffPolice in Nigeria say they are working to rescue seven children and a man who were abducted from an orphanage in the capital over the weekend
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To fight virus, Zimbabwe sends home 90% of government staff Zimbabwe’s public services are paralyzed as the government ordered a near shutdown of operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and deaths
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In this photo provided by the South African Government Communications and Information Services (GCIS) pallbearers carry the coffin in Witbank, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the funeral of Cabinet minister Jackson Mthembu, who died of COVID-19 last week. Police are investigating the premier of the Mpumalanga province Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for failing to wear a mask and for hugging a police officer at the public funeral. (Kopano Tlape/South African Government Communication and Information Services via AP)
South African cops investigate official for not wearing maskSouth African police are investigating the premier of Mpumalanga province for failing to wear a mask at a public funeral
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