05 October 19

Somalia: US reopens embassy after almost 30 years

The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.

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05 October 19

Burundi: 590 refugees return from Tanzania

Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.

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04 October 19

Tanzania: UK issues travel warning over possible Ebola cases

The UK has issued a travel warning for citizens planning to go to Tanzania over a “probable” Ebola-related death in the East African nation.

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03 October 19

Africa holds the key to defeating terrorism

On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more
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03 October 19

DRC: At least 15 killed in unlicensed mine collapse

At least 15 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine.

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03 October 19

DRC: Measles kills 3,600 children as new vaccine drive launches

Measles has killed 3,667 children this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government figures reveal.

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01 October 19

First group of refugees trapped in Libya arrive in Rwanda

The first group of African refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres arrived in Rwanda late on Thursday.

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01 October 19

WHO demands answers from Tanzania over suspected Ebola cover-up

The World Health Organization is calling upon the government of Tanzania to fully disclose information related to a suspected cover-up of Ebola cases in the country.

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30 September 19

DRC president calls for permanent African seats at UN Security Council

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi has called upon the United Nations to grant permanent seats on the Security Council for African nations.

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30 September 19

Al-Shabaab attacks US military base, EU convoy in Somalia

Somali militant group al-Shabaab has attacked a UN military base in Mogadishu and an EU military convoy in the capital.

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