Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing...

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray war

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N....

South Africa’s vaccination drive regains pace after unrest

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted earlier this month by a week of riots sparked by the...

Guinea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus

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CONAKRY, Guinea — The African country of Guinea has pulled out of this year’s Olympics, keeping five athletes from competing at the Tokyo Games. ...

17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their...

South Africa’s jailed ex-leader to attend brother’s funeral

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JOHANNESBURG — Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be allowed to leave prison Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral. ...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop...

South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

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JOHANNESBURG — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa,...

Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive...

Tunisia’s president orders military to manage virus crisis

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s president on Wednesday ordered the military to take over management of the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights...