Covid-19: Delivery problems leave most African states in the lurch

Fewer than 14-million doses have been administered on the continent of 1.3-billion

Wealthy countries must help Sub-Saharan Africa in 2021, says IMF

The international community can help the region by improving access to vaccines, according to the head of the IMF’s Africa department

Women in Ethiopian conflict zone tell of gang rapes and violence by soldiers

A top health official alleges scores of women have been subjected to ‘sexual slavery ’ in Tigray

UN warns nearly a million face hunger in Mozambique after terror attack

World Food Programme says surge of displaced people from northern Mozambique has worsened food shortages

Burkina Faso former president Compaore to stand trial for predecessor’s murder

Compaore, who ruled Burkina Faso for 27 years, charged in absentia in assassination of Thomas Sankara

DRC cabinet overhaul shifts balance of power to Felix Tshisekedi

Tshisekedi has replaced most of Joseph Kabila's allies since announcing the end of their alliance in December

Somalia legislature votes to extend presidential term

But Senate says the move, which was opposed by the AU, UN and regional bloc, violates the constitution

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Mudiwa Gavaza speaks to Jacques Nel, head of macroeconomic research for Africa at NKC African Economics

Sadc team to assess IS threat in Mozambique, but no definitive response yet

The organisation has already held a series of meetings on the conflict and has just condemned the violence thus far

Idriss Deby targets sixth term in Chad’s presidential election

Police crack down on opposition ahead of election expected to return one of Africa's longest-serving leaders to power

Benin counts votes after election marked by boycott and violent protests

Voter turnout low and observers report ballot box stuffing and intimidation ‘almost everywhere’

Kenyans tell IMF not to lend government any money

There has been a storm of online petitions about the $2.34bn loan, with citizens saying it will be embezzled by state officials

3,000-year-old ‘lost city’ found in Egypt’s Luxor

The city, known as the ‘The Rise of Aten,’ dates to the reign of Amenhotep III which began in about 1,390 BC

Death toll in West Darfur clashes rises to 132

Governor says looting and destruction ongoing in the state capital Geneina, but fighting has now stopped

Nigeria bets on solar for Covid recovery and reliable power supply

The Solar Power Naija project is the country’s largest investment in the renewable energy source

Ivory Coast president says Gbagbo can return following acquittal

International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former president, but President Alassane Ouattara mum on pardon for 20-year sentence back home

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