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DR Congo Army Says 18 Militiamen Killed

DR Congo’s armed forces said Wednesday they had killed 18 militiamen and lost two soldiers in an ambush in a troubled region in the country’s eastern highlands.Major Dieudonne Kasereka, the army’s spokesman in South Kivu province, said a unit of reinfo…

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Ambulance Service for Poor Helps Residents of Nairobi’s Largest Slum

A community health service in Africa’s largest urban slum is helping poor people get affordable emergency services during the COVID pandemic.The Kibera community emergency response team in Nairobi is offering a $1 monthly fee for access to emergency se…

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Richard Leakey, Fossil Hunter and Defender of Elephants, Dies at 77

World-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter Richard Leakey, whose groundbreaking discoveries helped prove that humankind evolved in Africa, died on Sunday at the age of 77, the country’s president said.The legendary paleoanthropologist rema…

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South Africa Lifts Curfew, Says COVID-19 Fourth Wave Peaked

South Africa has lifted a midnight-to-4 a.m. curfew on people’s movement, effective immediately, saying the country has passed the peak of its fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the omicron variant, a government statement said Thursday.However, wearing a f…

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Four Soldiers Killed in Mali Attack

Four Malian soldiers were killed and around a dozen others were wounded when they were attacked in the west of the county, the army said Thursday.Mali’s Armed Forces said the attack occurred late Tuesday in a region of the country where jihadists have …

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Anti-Apartheid Hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90

South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90. The Nobel peace laureate was known worldwide for anti-apartheid activism and as a champion of human rights.His death was announced Sunday by South African President President Cy…

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Burkina Faso Declares 2-Day Mourning Period for 41 Killed in Ambush

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — Authorities in Burkina Faso have declared a two-day period of mourning after suspected militants killed at least 41 members of a government-backed civilian militia in the country’s desert north this week.A column of civilian…

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Suicide Bomber Strikes in Eastern Congo, Killing at Least 6

BENI, CONGO — A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant and bar Saturday as dozens of patrons gathered on Christmas Day, killing at least six others in an eastern Congolese town where Islamic extremists are known to be active.Heavy gunfire rang out shortl…

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