Africa News Stories
US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists
NAIROBI, Kenya--The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning...
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Hostel in Rwanda for UK asylum seekers prepares to take children
By Andrew MacAskill KIGALI (Reuters) – The hostel in Rwanda where Britain plans to send migrants under its controversial asylum-seeker deportation policy is preparing to house children, its manager said, with the prospect of youngsters being sent there with their parents. Under an agreement struck...
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Morocco says 18 migrants died during mass crossing into Spanish enclave
Madrid: Morocco said 18 migrants died trying to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Friday, after a violent two-hour skirmish between migrants and border officers that also led to scores of injuries About 2,000 migrants stormed a high fence that seals off the enclave. This led to...
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Mali junta passes electoral law towards democratic rule
Mali's military government on Friday passed a new electoral law, marking a step towards a return to constitutional rule amid regional pressure to hold elections since the junta first seized power in an August...
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More than 2,000 migrants storm over fence into Spanish enclave bordering Morocco in chaotic scenes
More than 2,000 migrants stormed the border fence separating Spain's Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Chaotic scenes at the EU's only land border with Africa showed thousands of...
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UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’ due to global food shortage
The head of the United Nations has warned that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruption caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an...
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Tunisian ex-PM Jebali arrested on suspicion of money laundering
Tunisian police have arrested former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, a former senior member of the Ennahdha party, on suspicion of money laundering, his lawyer told Reuters. Police in the city of Sousse seized the phones of Jebali and his wife, and then took him to an unknown location on Thursday,...
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The invasion of second-hand clothes in Africa
Resale, rental, repair and remaking are four business models with untapped potential. This is confirmed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in the report Circular Business Models: Redefining Growth for a Thriving Fashion Industry (2021). According to estimates, the second-hand share on the fashion...
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US welcomes Egypt-Lebanon-Jordan gas deal
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: The US administration has welcomed the deal signed between Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, per which the Egyptian gas is to be exported to Lebanon through the Syrian territories, said the US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on Wednesday evening. ...
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South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel
Johannesburg: South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Thursday that he had been notified by the country's laboratory services that they had confirmed the first monkeypox case in...
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