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Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour

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DakarGermany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impac...

Powerful ‘megamaser’ space laser spotted by South African telescope

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Astronomers have detected a powerful radiowave laser, known as a mega...

Analysis: Why some African countries are thinking twice about calling out Putin

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Lagos, Nigeria Nelson Mandela was once asked why he still had relationships with, among others, Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat, the Cuban and Palestinian leaders who had been branded terrorists by Western powers. The...

‘We come for our own’: How Black volunteers rallied online to help African students in Ukraine

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(CNN Business)After some of the hundreds of Black students stranded in the besieged city of Sumy, Ukraine, released desperate pleas for help on social media earlier this month, a grassroots group of volunteers spran...

‘African blob’: Saharan dust storm covers Spain, spreads out across Europe

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Europeans woke up to eerie skies, from the grimy gray in Madrid to orange-hues in the Swiss Alps, caused by the tiny particles that had traveled thousands of kilometers across the Mediterranean Sea.  A skie...

Sadio Mane penalty secures African Cup of Nations final victory for Senegal

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Handed a chance of redemption, Senegal forward Sadio Mane didn't pass up the opportunity to make history for his country. JUST WATCHED Sadio Mane's journey from Senegal to the top of the footballin...

Senegal wins its 1st African Cup, beats Egypt on penalties

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Sadio Mané scored the winning spot kick to start the celebrations and make up for missing a penalty in the seventh minute of the game. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The final had ended 0-0 after extra ti...

West African bloc ECOWAS says coup attempt underway in Guinea-Bissau

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for peace in Guinea-Bissau, as gunfire was heard around the government palace in the capital Bissau on Tuesday, triggering concerns of a coup. "ECOWA...

At least 8 dead in stampede at African Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon

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Douala, Cameroon At least eight people were killed and 50 people injured after a stampede during an Africa Cup of Nations match in the Cameroonian capital Monday, state broadcaster Cameroon Radio Television reported...

6 reported killed in stampede at African Cup soccer game

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Naseri Paul Biya, governor of the central region of Cameroon, said there could be more casualties. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The stampede happened as crowds struggled to get access to Olembe Stadium ...

US and Moroccan Navy rescue 103 migrants off African coast

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The US and Moroccan navies rescued 103 migrants from two rafts taking on water some 40 miles west of the Moroccan coast late Tuesday night, the US Navy said Friday. The Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center, based i...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms

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Johannesburg South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild Covid-19 symptoms after testing positive on Sunday, the office of the presidency said in a statement. He has delegated all respons...

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

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WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to follow science and international health regulations in order to avoid using travel restrictions. "Travel restrictions may play a role in sl...

South African doctor says omicron variant symptoms ‘unusual but mild’

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Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov. 18.  "Their symptoms were so different and so mild from ...

US donating 17 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to the African Union

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The 17 million doses will arrive in the coming weeks. These are in addition to the 50 million doses already sent to the 55-member continental union. FDA PANEL ENDORSES MODERNA'S COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINE FOR CERTAIN H...

US to donate more than 17 million Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to African Union

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The US will donate more than 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to the African Union, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday. Biden made the announcement when he met with President Uhu...

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