Tag: Africa

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...

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. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Zimbabwe sends its 1st Black swimmer to the Olympics

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go...

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,...