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  • US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

    The court struck down the landmark Roe v Wade decision, weeks after an unprecedented leaked document suggested it favoured doing so.The judgement will transform abortion rights in America, with individual states now able to ban the procedure.Half of...

  • Afghan earthquake: Hundreds killed and scores wounded, says state media

    Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers are scrambling to treat the injured.In remote areas, helicopters have been ferrying victims to hospitals.Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada said...

  • Biden approves return of US troops to Somalia

    The deployment was requested by the Pentagon to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab.President Trump withdrew about 700 US troops from Somalia in 2020.The move to re-establish a military presence in the East African country comes as...

  • Burkina Faso: Former president sentenced to life over Sankara murder

    Compaore, who is in exile, was tried in absentia.His former head of security, Hyacinthe Kafando, was also sentenced to life imprisonment.Mr Sankara, a Marxist revolutionary, was gunned down by a group of armed men in the capital, Ouagadougou in...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa ends Covid restrictions

    In a televised address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the national state of disaster would end at midnight on Monday.Masks will still be required indoors for another month..He said although the pandemic was not over, he was confident that there were...

  • Tanzania opens auction for hunting of old wildlife

    Tourism Minister Damas Ndumbaro said successful hunters would be allowed to kill aged elephants, lions and other big game considered unproductive.The East African country is aiming to raise $30m (£23) from the auction.About 25% of the proceeds will...

  • Diébédo Francis Kéré: The first African to win architecture's top award

    Mr Kéré, 56, was elated to receive what is considered architecture's most renowned award, describing himself as the "happiest man on the planet".But his decades-long journey to the top of his field was far from straightforward, with...

  • Namibia removes mandatory mask wearing mandate

    Mr Geingob said vaccinated foreign visitors will not require PCR testing on arrival into the country.The removal of Covid-19 restrictions in the country comes amid a reduction in new virus cases being reported.The president increased the number of...

  • Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist killed in Kyiv

    Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Oleksandra Kuvshinova, 24, were killed when their vehicle was struck by incoming fire in Horenka, on the outskirts of Kyiv.Their colleague, Benjamin Hall, 39, was wounded in the incident and remains in hospital.Fox News CEO...

  • Thousands of Mali's ancient transcripts go digital

    The manuscripts have been endangered by political unrest in the country's north, which in 2013 saw Islamist rebels set fire to two libraries in Timbuktu.The digitisation project will be unveiled on Thursday and will showcase work done over the...

  • Opposition candidate elected South Korea president

    Mr Yoon, a political novice, edged out a victory over the Democratic Party's Lee Jae-myung based on promises to tackle class inequality.He called his win a "victory of the great South Korean people".But the result was one of the closest...

  • Trapped Africans drinking melted snow in Ukraine city

    There is no food in the market, cashpoints are not working and the students are drinking melted snow after running out of water.An Indian student, Vipin Yadav, who is part of the group trapped in the city, estimates about 1,300 foreign students are...

  • Nigerians banned from going to fight in Ukraine

    This follows reports of alleged recruitment of volunteers in the country to fight on the side of Ukraine.Nigeria's foreign ministry said the Ukrainian embassy had denied any role in the alleged exercise.But the embassy confirmed that a number of...

  • Russians feel the pain of international sanctions

    He can't afford to get a mortgage in Moscow now interest rates have been hiked.Millions of Russians like him are starting to feel the effect of Western economic sanctions designed to punish the country for invading neighbouring Ukraine."I am...

  • Anger at treatment of Africans fleeing Ukraine

    Isaac, a Nigerian man trying to get into Poland, said border staff told him they were "not tending to Africans"."We've been chased back, we've been hit with police armed with sticks," he told the BBC.South African foreign...

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