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At least 55 Killed in Eastern Congo Massacres, UN Says

At least 55 people were killed overnight in two attacks on villages in eastern Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, in potentially the worst night of violence the area has seen in at least four years.The army and a local civil rights group blamed …

Tanzania Activists Urge Government to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations

The president of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, has said his government will soon import COVID-19 vaccines. This puts the region at odds with the national government, which has yet to approve any COVID vaccine. Opposition parties are…

Amid France’s Africa Reset, Old Ties Underscore Challenge of Breaking With Past

After outlining a fresh chapter in French-African relations, with calls for massive economic support for Africa and visits to Rwanda and South Africa last week, President Emmanuel Macron is back home to confront familiar and thorny problems in France’s…

WHO Calls for 20 Million COVID Vaccine Doses for Africa

The World Health Organization is asking for 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for African countries to administer second doses to those who have received their first shot. After three weeks of declining rates of COVID-19 infections in Africa, the W…

Bomb Kills 2 CAR Police Officers, 3 Russian Paramilitaries

A military convoy struck a roadside bomb in the northwest of the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, leaving two police officers and three Russian paramilitaries dead, the government said Sunday.Tensions have been high in the country of 4.7 mil…

West African Leaders Suspend Mali From Regional Bloc Over Coup

West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali.The 15-nation bloc, the Economic Comm…

DR Congo Eruption ‘False Alarm’ as Humanitarian Crisis Mounts

BENI, DR CONGO, – DR Congo’s government mistakenly announced Saturday that another volcano had erupted, later admitting it was a false alarm, with the scare coming a week after Mount Nyiragongo roared back into life, causing devastation and sparking a …