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A pedestrian wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 passes a wall mural on a sidewalk in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. In Finance Minister's budget speech in Parliament, Tito Mboweni said South Africa plans to spend dollars 712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country's COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination driveSouth Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country’s COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year
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Suspected jihadist rebels kill 10 in northeastern Nigeria At least 10 people were killed and about 60 others injured in an attack by suspected jihadist rebels on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said Wednesday
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This photograph released by UNICEF Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (Francis Kokoroko/UNICEF via AP)
Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAXGhana has received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative
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Ghana becomes the first country in the world to receive vaccines through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative.Ghana becomes the first country in the world to receive vaccines through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative.
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Former foreign minister declared preliminary winner in NigerNiger’s electoral commission says former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum has been elected president of the West African nation, according to preliminary results from the second round of voting Sunday
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A health worker holds an empty vial of the China's Sinopharm vaccine during the start of the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 at the Health Ministry in Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The country is also expecting nearly 1.3 million vaccine doses through the COVAX initiative. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Senegal launches vaccination campaign with China's SinopharmSenegal has launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the capital, and the health minister was the first one to receive a jab of China's Sinopharm vaccine
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Legal teams arrive at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. A South African judge said he will file a criminal complaint against former South African president Jacob Zuma after he staged a dramatic walkout while attending a commission of inquiry looking into corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African ex-president's corruption trial set for May Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial is set to begin in May, more than 16 years after he was first implicated in the graft allegations
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The coffins of Italian ambassador to Congo Luca Attanasio and Carabinieri officer Vittorio Iacovacci, draped with the Italian flag, are prepared to be loaded onto an airplane for repatriation to Italy, at the airport in Goma, North Kivu province, Congo Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. An Italian Carabinieri unit is expected in Congo Tuesday to investigate the killings of the Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their driver in the country's east. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)
Congo, Italy, UN probe ambassador's killing amid questionsItalian Carabinieri experts were joining U.N. and Congolese authorities in investigating the killings of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver in eastern Congo
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2 giraffes in Kenya park electrocuted by power linesKenya’s wildlife agency says two giraffes were electrocuted on Sunday when they walked into low-lying electric power transmission lines that pass through the Soysambu Conservancy in western Kenya
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People make their way through floodwaters in Beira Mozambique, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. The Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared as it passed through, but the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. (AP Photo)
Influential mayor of Mozambique city dies of COVID-19Daviz Simango, the leader of Mozambique’s opposition MDM party and the mayor of the major port city of Beira, has died in a South Africa hospital, according to local media
The Associated Press2 days ago
Exiled Rwandan opposition figure shot dead in South AfricaSouth African police are investigating the death of Rwandan opposition activist Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 file photo, opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, gestures as he speaks to the media outside his house after government soldiers withdrew from it, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda. Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the security forces, piling pressure on the government to find those missing amid continuing political tensions after last month's elections. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)
Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election resultsUgandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month’s presidential election
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Nigerian military plane crashes near capital airport, 7 deadNigerian officials say that a military plane crashed near the capital on Sunday, killing all seven people on board
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FILE - In this Monday, May 18, 2020 file photo, people use a hand-washing station installed for members of the public entering a market in Dodoma, Tanzania. Tanzania's president John Magufuli is finally acknowledging Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer, urging citizens to take precautions and even wear face masks - but only locally made ones. (AP Photo/File)
Tanzania's president admits country has COVID-19 problemTanzania’s president is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer
The Associated Press3 days ago
Somalis march and protest against the government and the delay of the country's election in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Security forces in Somalia's capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country's election on Friday as at least one explosion was reported at the international airport and armored personnel carriers blocked major streets. (AP Photo)
Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed electionsTwo days after violence related to Somalia’s delayed elections, the country’s foreign ministry has accused “external forces” for contributing to the problems
The Associated Press3 days ago
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