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Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region must practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have killed thousands in the West African nation, where worries over COVID-19 come second to extremists' threats.

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People continue to flee the capital of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army had been ordered to move in for the 'final phase' of an offensive to arrest the defiant regional leaders.

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Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year.

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No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops there at what some experts call the worst possible time.

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BREAKING: Ethiopia's prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to 'stay indoors'

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The United Nations says shortages have become 'very critical in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region as its population of 6 million remains sealed off and its capital is under threat of attack by Ethiopian forces seeking to arrest the regional leaders.

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Replying to @AP_Europe: A migrant who braved a near-death trip across the Mediterranean has transformed his life. Mbaye Babacar Diouf broke away fro…

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A migrant who braved a near-death trip across the Mediterranean has transformed his life. Mbaye Babacar Diouf broke away from the exploitation of human traffickers to become a nurse on a COVID-19 ward in Spain. He also set up a youth charity in Senegal.

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'Help us so that we don’t die': Misery grows in and out of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region as the prime minister's surrender ultimatum for its leaders runs out.

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Replying to @AP: Before taking power in Ethiopia, Nobel winner Abiy Ahmed successfully defended a PhD thesis in conflict resolution. Now he rejects…

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Before taking power in Ethiopia, Nobel winner Abiy Ahmed successfully defended a PhD thesis in conflict resolution. Now he rejects calls for dialogue ahead of an imminent attack on the Tigray capital.

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Replying to @AP: Nearly 40,000 people have fled the Ethiopian government’s offensive in the defiant Tigray region. They have hurried into Sudan, oft…

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Nearly 40,000 people have fled the Ethiopian government’s offensive in the defiant Tigray region. They have hurried into Sudan, often under gunfire. One refugee baby had her first bath in a puddle. Now she cries all night in a country that is not her own. 

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Ethiopia’s government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying 'anything can happen.'

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Ethiopia’s army warns civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital there will be 'no mercy' if they don’t 'save themselves' before a final offensive to flush out its defiant leaders — a threat Human Rights Watch says could violate international law.

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A woman who fled Ethiopia's Tigray region tells the AP of anger, desperation and growing hunger as both sides reject international calls for dialogue, or even a humanitarian corridor for aid, in their third week of deadly fighting.

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Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than 2,000 people this year and displaced some 1 million people.

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The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 37, police say. This is the country’s worst unrest in a decade. More is expected ahead of the election early next year.

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Replying to @APMiddleEast: Pending catastrophe: U.N. officials’ dire warnings that a hunger crisis is growing around the world are becoming reality.…

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Pending catastrophe: U.N. officials’ dire warnings that a hunger crisis is growing around the world are becoming reality. U.N. agencies say some 250 million people in 20 countries are threatened with sharply spiking malnutrition or even famine.

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Police say the death toll is now 16 from protests over the latest arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful Bobi Wine. This is the country’s worst unrest in a decade.

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Ethiopia accuses the head of the World Health Organization, a fellow Ethiopian, of lobbying countries to provide arms and other support to the defiant Tigray region, without citing any evidence.

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BREAKING: The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second surge.

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A change in Burkina Faso’s electoral code means results from this month’s election will be considered valid even if people can’t vote in parts of the West African country that are overrun by Islamic extremist violence.

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