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DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 23, 2019

Zimbabwe soldiers 'beating' protesters as crackdown continues

Soldiers beat people on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital and second city Bulawayo overnight Tuesday, residents said, hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to investigate a security service crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 23, 2019

Nigeria finds more than 20,000 kidnapped girls in Mali

Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said it has found thousands of missing girls and women in southern Mali, many of whom were sold as sex slaves.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 23, 2019

Zimbabwe activist seeks bail as hundreds face trial after protest

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire will spend more time in detention after a court on Wednesday postponed his bail hearing because state prosecutors were not ready to proceed with the case after deadly demonstrations erupted.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 23, 2019

South Africa's president calls for lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for international sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe to be lifted.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Nigeria poverty: Unrest forces farmers off their land

Conflict between farmers and herders are affecting Nigeria's rising levels of poverty.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Sudan targets demonstrators, journalists as protests continue

The doctors' branch of the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA) said one protester died on Monday from wounds sustained when demonstrators clashed with security forces in Khartoum a week earlier.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Memorial held for victims of al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

A memorial service has been held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday for some of the victims of last week's deadly hotel and office complex attack.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall

Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel on Sunday night and drifted slowly northwest towards the coast.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Mnangagwa back in Zimbabwe, vows to probe protest crackdown

Police and soldiers launched a large-scale operation against suspected protesters, activists and organisers of the strike last week, which was triggered by a sharp rise in fuel prices.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 22, 2019
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