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A pupil's hands are sanitised on returning to school in Johannesburg, Monday July 6, 2020, as more learners were permitted to return to class. Schools were shut down in March prior to a total country lockdown in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus and are now slowly being re-opened. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South Africa begins second phase of reopening of schoolsThousands of South African students are returning to school after nearly four months when their classes were closed to combat the spread of the new coronavirus
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
FILE - In this Saturday, April 18, 2020 file photo, a pilot and crew members of South African Airways go through the security check in Frankfurt, Germany. African nations face a difficult choice as infections are rapidly rising: Welcome the international flights that originally brought COVID-19 to the ill-prepared continent, or further hurt their economies. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climbAs COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Suspected jihadists fire on UN aid copter in Nigeria; 2 deadOfficials say suspected Islamic extremists opened fire on a U.N. aid helicopter in northeastern Nigeria over the weekend, killing two civilians
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this image taken from OBN video, the coffin of Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa is carried during the funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after the popular singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead this week. He was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. (OBN via AP)
Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrestEthiopian police were patrolling the country’s troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed and more than 2,000 arrested, after a popular singer was shot dead
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Locusts swarm on a tree south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. (AP Photo/Boris Polo)
Crunch, crunch: Africa's locust outbreak is far from overThe crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step
The Associated Press1 day ago
Some of Rwanda's estimated 12,000 sex workers say they cannot find work and go hungry. Without food they cannot take their HIV drugs, threatening their health.;
Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV
The Associated Press2 days ago
Somali soldiers attend the scene where a suicide car bomber detonated near the gates of the motor vehicle imports duty authority headquarters near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, July 4, 2020. Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in BaidoaExplosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this image taken from OBN video, the coffin carrying Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa is lowered into the ground during the funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after the popular singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead this week. He was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. (OBN via AP)
Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrestEthiopia’s prime minister says dissidents he recently extended an offer of peace have “taken up arms” in revolt against the government in a week of deadly unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer
The Associated Press2 days ago
A soldier guards the remains of 24 Algerians at the Moufdi-Zakaria culture palace in Algiers, Friday, July, 3, 2020. After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. The return of the skulls was the result of years of efforts by Algerian historians, and comes amid a growing global reckoning with the legacy of colonialism. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
Algeria buries fighters whose skulls were in Paris museumAlgeria at last buried the remains of 24 fighters decapitated for resisting French colonial forces in the 19th century
The Associated Press2 days ago
33 villagers killed in attacks in central Mali this weekA local official says armed men who identified themselves as jihadists killed at least 33 people in attacks on farming villages in Mali’s central Mopti region this week
The Associated Press2 days ago
Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephantsBotswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses _ 275 _ found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks
The Associated Press3 days ago
South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patientsSouth Africa’s reported coronavirus cases are surging
The Associated Press3 days ago
Somali officer sentenced to death for shooting civiliansA military court in Somalia has sentenced a police officer to death in the fatal shooting of two civilians while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in April
The Associated Press3 days ago
A state trooper speaks to participants in a protest along Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Protesters apparently outraged by the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular singer in Ethiopia, stopped traffic on the interstate during the evening rush hour. Police blocked the entrance ramps to the freeway shortly before 6:30 p.m. Traffic was stopped as the group moved down the interstate. State Patrol spokesman Lt. Gordon Shank said after 8 p.m. the protesters had left the freeway, and no arrests have been made. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Over 80 killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot deadEthiopian state media says more than 80 people have been killed in unrest after a popular singer was shot dead this week
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE — In this June 2, 2020 file photo, a demonstrator exhales smoke during a protest against the tobacco ban outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The country is one of just a few around the world to have banned tobacco sales during the pandemic and the only one to still have it in place.  (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht/File)
Virus ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 days ago
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