Nigeria: Niger State Government Begins Cervical Cancer Services in Line With Who's Recommendation


[WHO-AFRO] In line with the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation for screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer, the Niger State Government has begun screening women for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer prevention services in nine Local Government Areas (LGA).

Nigeria: When Peace Comes - Imagining the End of Nigeria's Boko Haram War


[The New Humanitarian] Maiduguri -- 'When people, especially families, stay out late at night with no fears of being attacked, sharing stories of their day.'

Nigeria: Olu Jacobs - Nollywood's Elder Statesman Has Always Acted for His Country


[The Conversation Africa] Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, the Nigerian film producer and renowned actor, whose career spans more than five decades, belongs to that group of elders representing the best of Nigeria. He was recently presented with the lifetime achievement award at the Africa International Film Festival. Jacobs is one of those who made good use of their skills to pursue a worthy career, benefiting their society and country.

Africa: TotalEnergies AFCON Down to the Round of 16


[CAF] Following the conclusion of the Group Stage of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, the pairings of the Round of 16 matches are now known.

Africa: Debutants Gambia Beat Tunisia, Get Historic Berth in the Round of 16


[CAF] Debutants Gambia continued to make history when they beat Tunisia to a 1-0 in a fascinating Group F encounter of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade Municipal de Limbe on Thursday.

Algeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire Beat Defending Champions Algeria to Top Group at AFCON


[CAF] Cote d'Ivoire beat Algeria 3-1 to finish top of Group E and eliminate the title holders from the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

Mauritania/Mali: Mali Beat Mauritania to Finish Top of AFCON Group F


[CAF] The Eagles of Mali beat Mauritania 2-0 in Douala to secure top spot in Group F of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

Sierra Leone/Equatorial Guinea: Equatorial Guinea Stop Sierra Leone to Book Knock-Out Slot


[CAF] Equatorial Guinea have qualified for the knock-out stage at the on-going TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Cameroon.

Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 January 2022

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A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Lazare Eloundou Assomo, the first African to head UNESCO'S World Heritage


The Cameroonian-born officially took office in early January as Director of the UNESCO World Heritage. His main mission? Safeguard the treasures of humanity.

President Weah visits survivors of deadly stampede in Liberia


Liberian President George Weah visited survivors of a deadly stampede. On Thursday, he was at the bedside of some of the fifteen victims admitted to hospital.

Huge explosion kills many in Ghana


Many have died in an explosion that occurred at Appiatse between Bogoso and Bawdie in the western region of Ghana on Thursday afternoon.

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Megan Thee Stallion & More To Perform at Afro Nation 2022


The world's biggest afrobeats festival adds impressive international names to the roster.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres: 'Fighting must stop in Ethiopia'

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says hostilities must end in Ethiopia so aid can be distributed effectively in the country.

West Africa: Extreme poverty rises nearly 3 per cent due to COVID-19


Extreme poverty in West Africa rose by nearly three per cent in 2020, another fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN-backed report launched on Thursday that

Pics of the day: January 20, 2022


Africanews samples the best pictures of the day’s news.

Afcon 2021: Mali v Mauritania

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Live coverage of Thursday's Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Mali and Mauritania (19:00 GMT).

Afcon 2021: The Gambia v Tunisia

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Live coverage of Thursday's Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Gambia and Tunisia (19:00 GMT).

Rare twin elephants born in Kenya

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Twins account for only 1% of elephant births, with the last known birth recorded in 2006.

Rare elephant twins born in Kenya


An elephant has given birth to twins in Kenya's north. Conservationists said on Thursday the moment was unique. Among the endangered species twins form about only one percent of births.

Africa will only accept Covid 19 vaccines with longer shelf life - Africa CDC


Africa’s top public health organisations have called for donated COVID-19 vaccines to come with a shelf life of at least three to six months, to enable beneficiary countries to have enough time to plan and execute a rollout before they expire.

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