Nigeria

Nigerian doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns

im体育官网Doctors at state-run hospitals walk out but medics at COVID-19 centres will continue working, union says.

Nigerian doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns

Kenya

Police officer, two fighters killed in northern Kenya gun battle

A young boy was also injured in the attack that happened in Mandera county near the border with Somalia, police say.

Police officer, two fighters killed in northern Kenya gun battle

Coronavirus pandemic

France declares 'first victory' against coronavirus: Live updates

im体育官网All of mainland France to go into a 'green zone' lower state of alert, allowing cafes and restaurants to fully reopen.

France declares 'first victory' against coronavirus: Live updates

Africa

Egypt: Ethiopia rejecting 'fundamental issues' on Nile dam

im体育官网Ethiopia wants to fill dam's reservoir in coming weeks but Egypt says that could significantly reduce its Nile water.

Egypt: Ethiopia rejecting 'fundamental issues' on Nile dam

Mali

Two UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack

Gunmen attacked convoy which was travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao on Saturday.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack

Coronavirus pandemic

Al-Shabab sets up coronavirus treatment centre in Somalia

The group has been fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed central government for more than a decade.

Al-Shabab sets up coronavirus treatment centre in Somalia

Nigeria

20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state

im体育官网Islamic State West Africa Province claim twin attacks, which burned down a UN humanitarian hub and police station.

20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state

Africa

Kenya: Fans flee with pop star's body to mourn his death

Fans mourning Abenny Jachiga's death in his hometown blocked the lowering of his body into the ground.

Opinion

Public health is more than a matter of individual choice

im体育官网Collective imagination and action, not individual choices, will get us out of the coronavirus crisis.

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George Floyd protests

African nations call for racism debate at UN Human Rights Council

A letter signed by 54 African countries asks the rights body for a debate on police brutality against Black people.

African nations call for racism debate at UN Human Rights Council

Rwanda

French court allows access to Rwandan genocide archives

im体育官网Top court approves researcher's request to access Mitterrand's documents, says debate is a matter of 'public interest'.

French court allows access to Rwandan genocide archives

Environment

Uganda: Four men arrested for killing beloved gorilla

im体育官网The silverback gorilla, named Rafiki, was killed after it went missing on June 1.

Uganda: Four men arrested for killing beloved gorilla

Africa

Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

im体育官网Court says Ndayishimiye to assume power despite constitution providing for speaker to over in event of a leader's death.

Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

Africa

Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

What started off as an armed rebellion in northern Mali in 2013 has now spread beyond the Sahel into Togo and Ivory Coast.

Africa

Coronavirus pandemic exposes South Africa's 'brutal inequality'

im体育官网Nearly 25 years after apartheid, country remains one of world's most unequal societies with divides along racial lines.

Coronavirus pandemic exposes South Africa's 'brutal inequality'