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Dimming Sun’s rays could ease climate impacts in Africa

Dialling down the Sun’s heat a notch by injecting billions of shiny sulphur dioxide particles into the stratosphere could curtail devastating drought across parts of Africa, new peer-reviewed ...

Dimming Sun’s rays could ease climate impacts in Africa

Gunmen kill 34 in attack on bus in west Ethiopia: Rights body

Gunmen killed at least 34 people in a "gruesome" attack on a passenger bus in west Ethiopia, a part of the country that has recently seen a spate of deadly assaults on civilians, the national human ...

Gunmen kill 34 in attack on bus in west Ethiopia: Rights body

Criminal gangs from 9 African countries active in Bangladesh

Organised criminal gangs from various African countries and other places have been active for over the past 10 years in Bangladesh, cheating people through various scams.

12 Nigerian nationals and a former Dhaka University student at the CID headquarters in Dhaka. They have been arrested for various involvement in various scams in Bangladesh. 21 July 2020

New African-made films challenge Hollywood stereotypes

Producers of two African-made films premiering on Netflix this month believe their work will show there's subscriber appetite for movies that go deeper than the Hollywood stereotypes that often make ...

New African-made films challenge Hollywood stereotypes

Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger

Africa has weathered the coronavirus pandemic relatively well in terms of infections and deaths, though its economies have been badly ravaged

Mine workers wearing face masks arrive ahead of their shift, amid a nationwide coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, at a mine of Sibanye-Stillwater company in Carletonville, South Africa on 19 May.

At least 24 migrants drowned off Libya: IOM

Two dozen migrants and refugees on board a rubber dinghy trying to cross from Libya to Europe are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized, the UN's International Organization of Migration ...

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Bangabandhu a personification of principles of freedom, equity: Nigeria

Nigerian foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama said that Bangabandhu was a true leader, an undaunted advocate of the interests of the Bengalis and a hero not only to Bengalis but also to all peace-loving ...

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen and state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam shows the commemorative stamp that Nigeria released as a tribute to Bangabandhu

Coronavirus graft scandals shake South Africa's president

South Africa is reeling from coronavirus-linked corruption scandals that have battered president Cyril Ramaphosa's credibility and the country's image abroad, but spurred unprecedented efforts to ...

South-African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses South African Parliament on 22 May 2019 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 1.12 million

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,118,814 as the death toll rose to 25,618, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Monday

Mine workers wearing face masks arrive ahead of their shift, amid a nationwide coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, at a mine of Sibanye-Stillwater company in Carletonville, South Africa on 19 May.

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.1 million mark

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,108,837 as the death toll rose to 25,337, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Sunday

People wearing protective face masks stand in a queue to receive food aid amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Itireleng informal settlement, near Laudium suburb in Pretoria, South Africa on 20 May.
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