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Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Ethiopia's military said Sunday it was sending in troops to try to calm the situation, which has amplified security concerns ahead of national elections planned for early June
A heavily armed rebel group launched a raid from its rear base in Libya on April 11, the same day as Chad's presidential election that is expected to see the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno returned to power
The fire started early Sunday morning on the slopes of Devils' Peak, another part of Cape Town's mountainous backdrop, forcing University of Cape Town students to evacuate residences
The police blamed the explosion on a hand grenade that went off in the Lidetta area of the city in the afternoon, and said they were investigating
The department has long warned Americans not to travel to Chad because of unrest and the presence of the jihadist Boko Haram group
Tigray residents have repeatedly accused Eritreans of mass rape and massacres, including in the towns of Axum and Dengolat
New clashes have erupted in the town of Palma in Mozambique, three weeks after a jihadist attack there left dozens of people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes
'The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs has in recent days helped return home 1,348 nationals from the Saudi capital, Riyadh as well as 904 nationals from another Saudi city, Jeddah,' Dina Mufti said
Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting that the UN knows that 4.5 million of Tigray's nearly 6 million people need humanitarian aid and the government estimates 91% of the population needs emergency food
Dozens of people were killed and thousands displaced by a raid considered one of the worst acts of Islamist militancy in southern Africa
Some refugees have been forced to relocate several times after similar clashes killed more than 200 people two weeks after a joint peace mission to the region by the UN and the African Union ended in January
Turnout in Sunday's election was at around 50.17%, electoral commission data showed
The World Food Programme (WFP) said in a briefing in Geneva that 950,000 people are now hungry in Mozambique. It appealed to donors for $82 million to confront the crisis
Sudan will receive $400 million from Saudi Arabia and UAE to fund agricultural production inputs for this year's summer and winter seasons, the state-news agency SUNA said
Deby, 68, was first to cast his ballot at a polling station in the capital N'Djamena. He is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders and an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West Africa
Friday's vote pitted only one challenger against the incumbent - relative newcomer Zakaria Ismail Farah. The Interior Ministry data showed that he came second with 2.48% of the 177,391 votes cast
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh won a fifth five-year term after an election boycotted by most of the opposition, securing over 97% of the votes cast, official data from the Interior Ministry showed
Guelleh has received more than 98% of the 177,391 votes cast in the Horn of Africa nation, defeating his sole rival, businessman Zakaria Ismail Farah
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