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Health Officials: Blast Kills Dozens in Tigray Market

A bomb blast killed dozens of people Tuesday at a market in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as new fighting flared up in areas outside the regional capital, Mekelle. The bomb went off in the town of Togoga west of Mekelle at about 1 p.m. local time. There w…

After Cameroon Government Ban from Western Regions, MSF Says Thousands Lack Healthcare

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says tens of thousands of people in Cameroon’s western regions have been deprived of lifesaving healthcare since December, when authorities stopped their services. Cameroon accused the aid group of being too cl…

Cameroon Widows Accuse Women of Enforcing Harmful Traditional Rituals

Several hundred Cameroonian widows gathered in the capital, Yaounde, to observe International Widows Day by protesting traditional practices that wives are expected to undergo when they lose their husbands.Cameroon’s minister of women’s empowerment and…