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Friday, 22 January 2021
Africa
Over the past week, cases decreased by nearly 7% compared to the previous week while deaths increased 10%, according to Africa CDC data
The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict said that there have been increasing reports of sexual violence against women and girls
Raab also planned to meet with several civil society leaders
Ethiopians in the war-scarred north are dying from lack of healthcare services, are suffering food and water shortages, and remain “terrified”, according to aid agencies
Zimbabwe, has recorded 28,675 cases and 825 deaths on Jan.19, up from the slightly more than 10,000 cases and 277 deaths at the beginning of December, according to government figures.
Overall, the humanitarian situation in Tigray is increasingly severe, with reports of fighting, human rights violations and abuse, and increasing hunger and malnutrition affecting hundreds of thousands of people
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Paris boosted its troop numbers for its Barkhane counter-terrorism operations by 600 in 2020 to 5,100 soldiers
The UN refugees chief said Thursday he was "extremely troubled" by the humanitarian situation facing Eritrean ...
Sudan's state-run SUNA news agency reported that the helicopter crashed directly after taking off, the cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
The two Horn of Africa nations have long feuded over the Al-Fashqa region, where Ethiopian farmers cultivate fertile land claimed by Sudan
'The army has this morning raided my home, arrested all my security guards and anyone they could see around my premises,' Wine, who is the opposition frontrunner, said on Twitter
"Armed individuals attacked the village of Loumbila yesterday (Monday) evening," an official told AFP
With COVID-19 variants emerging in Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization said Africa needs to do more genetic sequencing
The soldiers, who were taking part in France’s Barkhane military operations in Mali against Islamic fighters, were killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle
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