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Burundi suspends rare-earth mining in row over riches

africanews– Burundi’s government said it had suspended the operations of several international mining companies, complaining it was not getting its fair share of income from the country’s mineral wealth. One of those targeted runs the Gakara project, one of the world’s richest deposits of rare earths, which are key components in many hi-tech
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South Africa to increase troop deployment to 25,000 as unrest grows

africanews– Fear of running out of gasoline and food has gripped South Africans on the sixth day of violence that has already left 72 people dead, against a backdrop of endemic unemployment and new anti-Covid restrictions. At dawn, queues stretched out in front of petrol stations and food stores, particularly in Durban, in Kwazulu-Natal (east). […]
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‘Sending me to jail at my age is the same as sentencing me to death’- Zuma

africanews– Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma seem not to be backing down, as they continue their solidarity with Zuma Sunday. Hundreds of them, including some who traveled more than 400 kilometers, gathered outside Zuma’s rural home in the KwaZulu-Natal province, and vowed to prevent attempts to arrest him. Clad in the ruling […]
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Ethiopian military loots UNICEF office in Tigray capital

africanews– Ethiopia’s military reportedly broke into a UNICEF office in Tigray capital Mekele — confiscating satellite equipment described as much-needed to carry out humanitarian work. The news comes as per a statement made on Tuesday by the organisation to the British media. Victor Chinyama, UNICEF’s Ethiopia Chief of Communications, described the
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Building technology that caters for Africans {INSPIRE AFRICA}

africanews– On this episode of inspire Africa, host Jerry Fisayo-Bambi brings you stories of African animation from the Annecy Festival in France. And then we go to the Kalangala district in Uganda to hear just how a group is deploying drones to airlift medical supplies to HIV-AIDS patients in hard to reach areas across Lake […]
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South Africa steps up COVID vaccinations as cases spike

africanews– South Africa is deploying army medical personnel to its commercial hub and most populous province to help health workers battle a surge in coronavirus, the government said Friday. South Africa, the worst-hit country in the continent, has entered a third Covid wave, with new daily cases doubling over the past two weeks. Gauteng province […]
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Mali: New government sees military in key ministerial positions

In Mali Friday a new government has been formed.It sees the military — which staged two coup d’états in nine months, in charge of the West African nation’s key ministries. At its head — albeit facing criticism of his position’s legitimacy, transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta, who was sworn in on Monday. Ministerial positions of […]
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Dr Congo: Tshisekedi says volcano situation ‘under control’

africanews– The situation is “under control” following the eruption of a volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday after his government mistakenly announced another volcano had erupted. A week after Mount Nyiragongo roared back into life, causing devastation and sparking a mass exodus, “the situation is