Burkina Faso army says it has deposed President Kabore and closed borders

Soldiers say on state television they have  dissolved the government and suspended the constitution

West African bloc condemns military detention of Burkina Faso’s president

Ecowas says it holds the army responsible for the safety of Roch Kabore in coup attempt

WHO warns Omicron is not the last variant

The head of the World Health Organization says it is dangerous to assume the Omicron variant will herald the end of Covid-19’s acutest phase

Burkina Faso president detained by soldiers after day of unrest

President Kabore is being held at a military camp and has been asked to sign a resignation letter, people familiar with the matter say

Burkina Faso denies coup attempt after gunfire at barracks

Mutinying soldiers demand resignation of top brass and more support in fight against Islamist militants

Door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination drive aims to get shots in arms in Bulawayo

The two-week programme, where at least 650,000 people live, began on January 13 and will use both health ministry staff and city officials

Dozens killed in stampede at Liberia church

Panic spread among worshippers after a group of armed men rushed the crowd in an attempted robbery

Cairo’s new bridge spells end of life in City of the Dead

Thousands of Egyptians living among ancient tombs in the old part of the city are up in arms about the destruction of cemeteries and their livelihoods to make ...

Kenya slow to target digital loan apps abusing customers and their data

Rogue digital lenders abuse data privacy and debt-shame borrowers in East African state

Business to blame for Zimbabwe’s currency rate gap

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says it is due to many firms accepting payment in US dollars at the unofficial rate

Ghana’s farmers break new ground with climate-focused crop insurance

Free crop insurance project strives to ensure farmers are not thrown into poverty by extreme weather events

Xi pushes for co-operation and reform at Davos online event

China’s leader says countries need to co-operate to reduce supply chain risks and prevent inflation shocks, just as China and US diverge on key policy steps

Sudan soldiers fire on protesters at rally in Khartoum

Medics say seven people were killed in crackdown on protesters marching to presidential palace

Tanzania and Burundi seek funds to build railway line to link the two

The 282km line will connect the Tanzanian town of Uvinza with the Burundian political capital of Gitega

Former Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Keita led the country from 2013 until he was removed from office in a coup in 2020

Costs and sustainability of Mozambique deployment questioned

Veteran diplomat suggests the military intervention could be facing more challenges than leaders have admitted

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