Friday, April 16, 2021

Eritrea frees 36 Christians jailed for their faith

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The Eritrean authorities have released on bail 36 prisoners who had been in detention because of their faith. Sources told the BBC that 14 of...

Prince Philip dies at age 99

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she...

Facebook shuts down accounts targeting Ethiopia

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Tech giant Facebook says that it has removed more than a dozen accounts and pages on Facebook and Instagram "from Egypt that targeted Ethiopia,...

Kenya hospital stops surgeries over oxygen shortage

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East Africa’s largest referral hospital, Kenyatta in Kenya, has suspended planned surgeries for patients due to an acute shortage of supplemental oxygen. The hospital’s boss,...

Congo-Brazzaville: Opposition Leader dies from COVID on polls day

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The leading opposition presidential candidate in Congo-Brazzaville, who was seriously ill with Covid-19, has died hours after polls closed. Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas died on a...

Covid: France and Poland increase lockdown measures as infections surge

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France and Poland have reintroduced partial lockdowns as both countries battle a sharp rise in Covid infections in recent weeks. Some 21 million people in...

Senegal opposition leader Sonko’s rape accuser demands justice

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The woman who filed a rape charge against Senegal's opposition leader repeated her accusation and said her case must proceed, following deadly clashes over...

Magufuli ‘drove Tanzania towards disaster’

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Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu has said President John Magufuli's death has offered an opportunity to "chart a new course and step back from...

TANZANIA: Samia Hassan to be sworn in as president after death of Magufuli

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Tanzania is mourning a sitting president for the first time in its history following the death of President John Magufuli on Wednesday evening. According to...

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli dies aged 61

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Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar...