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Australia Covid: Outbreaks emerge across country in ‘new phase’ of pandemic

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met national leaders for emergency talks on how to tackle a spike in Covid-19 infections. An outbreak in Sydney linked to the highly contagious Delta variant has grown to...

Outcry over South Africa’s multiple husbands proposal

A proposal by the South African government to legalise polyandry - when a woman has more than one husband at the same time - has led to howls of protest from conservative quarters. This does...

Somalia’s Puntland region executes 21 al-Shabab fighters

Twenty-one men have been executed in Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland after they were convicted of being members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. They were sentenced by a military court in Galkayo and shot...

South African 10 babies story not true, inquiry finds

A claim that South African woman Gosiame Sithole gave birth to 10 babies earlier this month is not true, an official inquiry has found. No hospitals in Gauteng province have a record of decuplets being...

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges. The Catalan Justice Department...

Ramaphosa’s missing iPad excites social media

A video of South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa that shows him asking where his missing iPad is has been shared widely online. A seemingly distraught Ramaphosa kept saying it had been stolen, adding "this is...

Kenyan pleads guilty in US romantic scams case

A Kenyan woman is facing a 30-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to fraud conspiracy involving romance scams in the US, the justice department in Massachusetts has said. Florence Mwende Musau, who is 36, and...

Covid: Vaccines running out in poorer nations – WHO

A large number of poorer countries receiving Covid-19 vaccines through a global sharing scheme do not have enough doses to continue programmes, the World Health Organization has said. WHO senior adviser Dr Bruce Aylward said...

Swedish government toppled in no confidence vote

Sweden's parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. A total of 181 of the 349 MPs voted in favor of the motion, with 51 abstentions. It is the first...

Ethiopia elections 2021: Abiy Ahmed faces first vote amid conflict

Ethiopians are voting in key elections amid rising tensions and a bloody conflict in the northern Tigray region. This pandemic-delayed poll is Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first electoral test since coming to power in 2018. But...
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