August 10, 2020

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At least six people were killed and more than 50 others were injured after a peaceful protest turned violent in the city of Port Sudan Sunday night, said local residents.  Authorities in eastern Sudan, where the area is located, imposed a 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to prevent further violence. Fighting broke out when young men from the Beni

Somali security forces have shot dead four armed inmates after a fierce gun battle in Mogadishu’s central prison, security officials told VOA Somali. Three prison guards were also killed in Monday’s incident, officials confirmed. The inmates, all members of Islamist militant group al-Shabab, had obtained three pistols and six hand grenades smuggled into the prison, a senior security official told

French and Nigerien soldiers searched through a giraffe reserve and its surrounding area in Niger’s Koure region on Monday for the killers of six French aid workers. The gunmen, who arrived on motorcycles, also killed the workers’ guide and driver, bringing the death toll to eight. The aid workers were attacked Sunday as they drove through the giraffe reserve, a

As South Africa continues to ease coronavirus restrictions, technical and public health experts are working on plans to protect the health of the 14 million South Africans who rely on a network of minibus taxis to get to work, school and other destinations. Innovators and investors say this could be an African solution to a problem that affects millions of