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President Wavel Ramkalawan speaks to The Associated Press at State House in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The president of the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles says he hopes enough residents will soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus, hoping to achieve herd immunity by mid-March by vaccinating about 70% of the population. (AP Photo/Salim Ally)
Seychelles bids to reach COVID 'herd immunity' by mid-MarchThe president of Seychelles says he hopes enough residents will soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Kenya receives receives 1 million vaccines from COVAXKenya has received just over 1 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first batch from the global COVAX initiative that was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to vaccines
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast NigeriaNigerian security officials say jihadis linked to the Islamic State group have attacked the northeastern town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there
The Associated Press14 hours ago
All sides commit abuses in Mozambique conflict, says reportInternational rights group Amnesty International charges that war crimes have been committed by all sides fighting in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, including jihadi rebels, government forces and a South African mercenary outfit that provides helicopter support to government troops
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Youssouf Kouyate, National Police General Director, receives a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday March 1, 2021. Ivory Coast is the second country in the world after Ghana to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (AP Photo/ Diomande Ble Blonde)
Nigeria receives nearly 4 million vaccines from COVAX Nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the third and largest delivery to be made by the global COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to doses
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Morocco freezes ties with German Embassy amid Sahara tensionMorocco’s Foreign Ministry has suspended ties with the German Embassy because of unspecified “deep misunderstandings.”
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Watchdog urges release of media workers held in EthiopiaThe Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Ethiopian authorities to free journalists and media workers detained in the region of Tigray, where government troops and their allies are battling forces loyal to the local administration
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Students who were abducted by gunmen from the Government Girls Secondary School, in Jangebe, last week are seen after their release meeting with the state Governor Bello Matawalle, in Gusau, northern Nigeria, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls who were abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freedThe governor of a Nigerian state says hundreds of girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been freed
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls have been released after being abducted from school last weekNigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls have been released after being abducted from school last week
The Associated Press1 day ago
One of Zimbabwe's vice presidents quits amid sex scandal One of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents has resigned following a string of reports in the local media that alleged he had affairs with several women, both married and single
The Associated Press1 day ago
Youssouf Kouyate, National Police General Director, receives a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday March 1, 2021. Ivory Coast is the second country in the world after Ghana to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (AP Photo/ Diomande Ble Blonde)
Ivory Coast begins its vaccination campaign with COVAX dosesIvory Coast has begun giving shots to inoculate against COVID-19 with vaccines delivered last week by the global COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to doses
The Associated Press1 day ago
Children play on a see-saw in a child-friendly space run by UNICEF at a center for people displaced by the recent conflict currently housing more than 3000 including 494 children under 5 years old, located in Meseret Primary School in Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Zerihun Sewunet/UNICEF via AP)
Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray Ethiopia’s government is rebuffing calls by the United States to withdraw troops from the embattled Tigray region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pierrette Benguere, Prefect of the Mbomou area, is photographed in her house in Bangassou, Central African Republic, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. Benguere, who had returned that morning from the UN base where she had taken refuge since Jan. 3, 2021, said "we really moved backwards," when addressing the current instability. An estimated 240,000 people have been displaced in the country since mid-December, according to U.N. relief workers, when rebels calling themselves the Coalition of Patriots for Change launched attacks, causing a humanitarian crisis in the already unstable nation. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)
Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African RepublicMonique Moukidje fled her home in Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou in January when rebels attacked with heavy weapons, the fighting killing more than a dozen people
The Associated Press2 days ago
Children play and sell small foodstuffs on the street in the town of Jangebe, Nigeria, where more than 300 girls were abducted by gunmen on Friday from the the Government Girls Junior Secondary School, in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Nigerian police and the military have begun joint operations to rescue the more than 300 girls who were kidnapped from the boarding school, according to a police spokesman. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Mansur)
Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirlsFamilies in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country’s north last week, the latest in a series of mass school kidnappings in the West African nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Almaz, 12, braids the hair of Zinabu at a center for people displaced by the recent conflict located in Meseret Primary School in Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Zerihun Sewunet/UNICEF via AP)
US is 'gravely concerned' by reports of abuses in EthiopiaU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. is “gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, in the toughest statement yet from Washington on Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict
The Associated Press2 days ago
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