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The visit came as Afwerki faces growing pressure from the international community, including the US, to withdrew Eritrean troops from Tigray.
The bill allocates an additional 1.25 billion rand to the department of health to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and another 2.82 billion rand to social development for the distress grant of 350 rand per person
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack
With a population of over 110 million, the country has recorded a total of more than 258,000 infections and about 3,700 deaths
The majority of ministers in the new government held positions under late President Idriss Deby
At least four people were shot in southern Chad on Saturday when security forces fired on a crowd demonstrating against last month's military takeover, civil society and hospital sources said.
The crisis has raised fears that al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents could exploit a security vacuum if state forces split along clan lines and turn on each other
About 75,000 graduates in Chad are unemployed, according to a local organisation, The Collective for Unemployed Graduates
Congolese President declared a state of siege over the worsening violence in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu that has killed hundreds this year and displaced more than 1.5 million
The three Europeans and one Burkinabe soldier were killed, according to Spanish authorities. The government of Burkina Faso said six other people were wounded in the attack and one is still missing
One of the two refugee camps in northern Kenya, Dadaab, close to the sensitive border with war-racked Somalia, was set up in 1991. In 2011, amid famine and chaos in Somalia, it was the world's largest camp
The incident occurred in the district of Limmu Kosa, in the Jimma zone of the Oromiya region
Detentions are far more sweeping in scope and more arbitrary, extending even to priests and office workers, sometimes with ethnic profiling as the sole reason
Just 17 million vaccine doses have been administered across the African continent for a population of some 1.3 billion, according to the Africa CDC
Earlier this month, the lower house of parliament voted to extend his four-year term by another two years. The Senate rejected the move, provoking a political crisis
A statement from the presidency said Buhari made the suggestion in a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday
Abiy's government said in mid-April that no one had died from hunger during the war
Chad's transitional military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby said that his country needs massive support from partners to stabilize an economic and financial situation severely impacted by the security situation and the coronavirus
'The security situation in the Amhara region remains tense and volatile due to intercommunal clashes that have resulted in massive population displacement,'the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said
Tensions were high in the state capital, Owerri, where gunmen clashed with security forces late on Monday just hours after the attack on the police station in the nearby city of Okigwe
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