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So far Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Angola and Congo also have received their first vaccine doses via COVAX, with several other countries including Mali, Senegal, Malawi and Uganda set to receive them this week
Hundreds of Mozambican civilians have been unlawfully killed by the three groups in the conflict, Amnesty alleged in the report published Tuesday
"They let us out today. They didn't say anything about why they let us go. But they said they have decided to free us," said the translator, Fitsum Berhane
Blinken also asked that Abiy allow credible independent international investigations
Nigeria has seen several such attacks and kidnappings in recent years, the most notorious in 2014, when 276 girls were abducted by the jihadist rebels of Boko Haram in Borno state
The United Nations on Tuesday said an attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa by the suspected Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had ' directly targeted' aid facilities
A BBC reporter and two translators working with journalists from the Financial Times and Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency have been detained in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, according to their employers
Alarm is growing over the fate of Tigray's 6 million people as fierce fighting reportedly continues between Ethiopian and allied forces and those supporting the now-fugitive Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia's government
'It feels great. I am coming into one of the most important institutions in the world and we have a lot of work to do. I feel ready to go,' Okonjo-Iweala told a reporter
Suspected Islamist militants riding 4x4 vehicles and armed with machine guns killed nine civilians in attacks on three villages in central Mali late on Sunday, local officials said
The rebels control nearly two-thirds of the country, making it difficult to deliver humanitarian aid
Local officials confirmed the two attacks, adding that houses were also burned in the violence
The Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, northwestern Nigeria was completely deserted following the mass abduction
'The United States is gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia,' Blinken said
Kidnappings for ransom by armed groups, many of whom carry guns and ride motorcycles, are common across many northern Nigerian states
Amnesty said it had spoken to 41 witnesses who described the mass killings of "many hundreds of civilians" by Eritrean troops in Axum, an ancient city in northern Ethiopia
For nearly two decades, the hilltop museum flanked by weeping willow trees showcased the military might of the Tigray region's ruling party, which dominated Ethiopian politics for decades
Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years, kidnapping for ransom, raping and pillaging
The government has acknowledged isolated incidents of shooting but has said that most fighting has stopped in Tigray
Several countries on the continent, including Egypt, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have already started rolling out Chinese COVID-19 shots
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