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    Tigray leader vows to fight on after Abiy declares victory

    Agence France-Presse .Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:55am on December 01, 2020

    The leader of the ruling party in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region said on Monday his forces were continuing to battle the national army, two days...

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    From peace prize to airstrikes: Journey of Ethiopia’s PM Abiy

    Agence France-Presse. Addis Ababa | Updated at 06:56pm on November 29, 2020

    Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed came to power promising real democracy, promoting women and feverishly planting trees across his vast country, snapping up the Nobel...

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    Eritrea capital targeted after Ethiopia declares win in Tigray

    Agence France-Presse. Addis Ababa | Updated at 06:36pm on November 29, 2020

    Rockets launched from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the...

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    Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria claim at least 110 lives: UN

    Agence France-Presse .Maiduguri | Updated at 11:59am on November 29, 2020

    Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, an...

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    Ex-Chad minister Taha named OIC secretary general

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:38am on November 29, 2020

    Hissein Brahim Taha has been elected secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Al-Ekhbariya reported on Saturday, reports Arab News. The former Chadian minister...

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    Fighting ‘completed’ as army claims Tigray capital: Ethiopia PM

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:19am on November 29, 2020

    Rockets launched from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the...

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    22 killed in Chad ethnic violence

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 12:27am on November 29, 2020

    At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers, the...

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    Heavy shelling rocks Tigray capital

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:24am on November 29, 2020

    Heavy shelling rocked the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region Saturday as the city of half a million braced for an all-out offensive by government forces...

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    PM meets AU envoys for talks

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:12am on November 28, 2020

    Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday met with African Union envoys to discuss the conflict in Tigray, where the army is poised for what...

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    Africa lacks preparedness for vaccine roll-out: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:09am on November 28, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Thursday urged African countries to improve their capacity to vaccinate populations against Covid-19, warning the continent was still ‘far from...

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