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Africans Become New Stars in the YouTube Scene

AfricaDotcom  

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as stay-at-home orders continue to roll out across the world, millions...

New Kenyan Law Affects How Researchers Conduct their Work

AfricaDotcom  

Passed in 2019, the Kenya Personal Data Protection Act was designed to bring the protection...

Nigeria's Buhari replaces army chiefs as security situation worsens

Africanews  

Since 2009, at least 36,000 people have been killed in armed conflicts and millions have been displaced.

South Africa resorts to temporary morgues as Covid deaths soar

Africanews  

South Africa is the continent's worst-hit country in the pandemic, with more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases and 40,800 deaths.

Kobe Bryant: NBA legend's legacy one year on

BBC News Africa  

African basketball stars discuss Kobe Bryant's legacy one year since his death in a helicopter crash.

Mauritius begins vaccinating frontline health workers against covid-19

Africanews  

Mauritius on Tuesday began vaccinations against Covid-19. It is a crucial step for the country as it moves to revive its hard-hit tourism sector.

Nigeria: Criminals kidnap seven children from orphanage

Africanews  

Africa's most populous country has been plagued by kidnappings for years, with criminals largely targeting the wealthy and prominent.

Interview: AYLØ Bridges His Music & Universe In the 'Clairsentience' EP

OkayAfrica  

​The Nigerian artist talks about trusting your gut feelings, remedying imposter syndrome and why our identity is best rooted in who we are, rather than what we do.

Japan ship operator starts compensation for fishermen over for oil spill

Africanews  

In August the pristine coastline turned black after the MV Wakashio ship ran aground off the coast of Mauritius and leaked over 1,000 tons of oil.

Tanzania's president Magufuli releases 1,789 imprisoned Ethiopian migrants

Africanews  

Their release was prompted following an official diplomatic meeting on Monday between Magufuli and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.

Cub conceived with African lion semen outdoored in Singapore

Africanews  

A zoo in Singapore on Tuesday outdoored its newest born, a lion cub named Simba. Simba is named after the main character in Disney’s animated film, ‘’the Lion King’’. The cub was conceived with semen from an elderly African lion.

Egypt's famed Nile cruise ship sails despite pandemic

Africanews  

The Nile Cruiser continues to sail despite the pandemic. Named the Steam Ship Sudan, the cruiser still draws tourists following the trail of the legendary crime novelist, Agatha Christie.

South Africa: Pandemic and Xenophobia - the Plight of Migrants in SA

allAfrica  

[Daily Maverick] Away from home, migrants in South Africa have been hard hit by the impact of Covid-19 and a resurgence of xenophobia.

Bobi Wine and His Wife Released from House Arrest

OkayAfrica  

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi have been released from a near two-week military house arrest following a recent ruling from a Ugandan court.

Nigeria's President Buhari fires armed forces chiefs

BBC News Africa  

He said had accepted the resignation of the service chiefs and announced replacements.

Fresh protests in Tunisia as government begins cabinet reshuffle

Africanews  

The protest comes a week after a youth demonstrator was killed and hundreds have been jailed in month-long mass riots and rallies.

Uganda: Security forces finally withdraw from Bobi Wine's residency after court order

Africanews  

Security forces finally left the compound of Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine after keeping him under house arrest for 11 days.

The Fans Have Spoken – The Mic: Africa Announces its Winners

AfricaDotcom  

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After a nail-biting inaugural season, The Mic: Africa —...

South Africa's Ramaphosa blasts rich countries for 'vaccine hoarding'

Africanews  

"Rich countries in the world are holding onto these vaccines, and we are saying, 'release the excess vaccines that you've ordered and hoarded," President Ramaphosa told the 2021 Davos Forum.

Remembering NBA Legend Kobe Bryant a Year After His Passing

Africanews  

Family, friends, peers and fans remember Black-American basketball star Kobe Bryant one year to the date after his tragic accident.

Rwanda: Trial of 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Rusesabagina Adjourned to February

allAfrica  

[East African] A Rwandan court has adjourned the trial of "Hotel Rwanda" hero Paul Rusesabagina after his lawyers failed to meet him to discuss his case, officials say.

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