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U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute. WASHINGTON- The United States has decided to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia amid a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, a congressional source told Reuters on Wednesday. JOHANNESBURG- South Africa is ready to help insurgency-hit Mozambique with support from its…

Africa CDC urges all nations to join WHO’s COVAX vaccine initiative

NAIROBI (Reuters) – All nations should join hands in a global effort to procure and distribute potential vaccines against the coronavirus across the globe, the head of Africa’s diseases control body said on Thursday.

Elderly Guinea president confirms 3rd term bid, vows to represent young people

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s octogenarian President Alpha Conde said on Wednesday he would be the candidate of young people and women in October’s election, confirming his party’s announcement that he would seek a third term.

U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has decided to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia amid a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, a congressional source told Reuters on Wednesday.

South Africa ready to help insurgency-hit Mozambique, if asked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa is ready to help insurgency-hit Mozambique with support from its intelligence services or military, but its neighbour would first need to request that help, South Africa’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Long-missed pink flamingos return to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru

LAKE NAKURU, Kenya (Reuters) – Eight years ago, rising water levels in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru drove away the clouds of pink coloured flamingos that were the park’s biggest draw. Rangers say their disappearance triggered a drop in visitor numbers by for the Nakuru National Park.

Zimbabwe finds more elephant carcasses, death toll at 22

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said on Wednesday it had discovered more elephant carcasses near a major game park, bringing the number of dead animals suspected to have been killed by a bacterial infection to 22, double the initial figure.

Ousted Mali president in hospital for checks, says source close to family

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali’s ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was hospitalised in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening for an overdue check-up with his doctor, a source said, six days after he was released from detention by the country’s new military leadership.

U.N. warns of Libya arms build-up and virus surge

TUNIS (Reuters) – The United Nations acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday that foreign supporters of both sides in the civil war were helping them stockpile weapons in breach of an arms embargo and as coronavirus “spirals out of control” in the country.

Tunisia’s parliament approves a technocratic government

Tunisia’s parliament approved a technocratic government in a confidence vote on Wednesday, hoping to end months of political instability and focus on tackling worsening economic and social problems.

Zimbabwe protest organiser freed on bail, banned from posting on Twitter

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s High Court granted bail on Wednesday to an opposition politician detained after calling for anti-government protests in July over corruption and the worst economic crisis in more than a decade.