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Ethiopia: Army deployed in troubled Oromia areas

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia deployed its federal army in troubled areas in Oromia regional state where dozens are reported to have been killed in clashes. Clashes erupted Tuesday in several towns...

South Africa: Black leaders quitting main opposition

JOHANNESBURG A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders,...

Botswana’s ruling party BDP wins general election

JOHANNESBURG  Mokgweetsi Masisi, 58, has been declared president-elect after his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote. Botswana’s Chief Justice Terence Rannowane, who...

Mauritius, Rwanda easiest places for business in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda Mauritius, Rwanda and Morocco were ranked as top easiest economies to do business in Africa, according to the 2020 Doing Business report released by the World Bank on...

Zambian president pardons 283 prisoners

ANKARA  Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pardoned 283 prisoners to mark 55 years of the country's independence, a government official announced late Thursday. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said 245 are...

Ethiopia: 8 killed in protests by backers of activist

ANKARA, Turkey / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia At least eight people were killed since protests erupted in Ethiopia on Wednesday, the state-affiliated Radio Fana reported on Thursday. Protests broke out in the...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...