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  • East African regional leaders demand ceasefire in eastern Congo

    East African regional leaders demand ceasefire in eastern Congo

    At a summit in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, the leaders of the regional East African Community (EAC) bloc called for an "immediate ceasefire by all parties," according to a communique issued at the end of the meeting.The M23 rebel group has seized large areas of eastern Congo's North Kivu province i...

  • South Africa records two imported cholera cases

    South Africa records two imported cholera cases

    The cases were of sisters who had in January travelled to Malawi, where a cholera outbreak since last year has claimed more than 1,000 lives as of January, the highest on record in the country."Both patients had developed symptoms on their return to Johannesburg," the health department sai...

  • At least 23 dead as dozens of wildfires torch forests in Chile

    At least 23 dead as dozens of wildfires torch forests in Chile

    More than 1,100 people have sought refuge in shelters while at least 979 people have been reported injured by the raging fires, according to an official briefing later on Saturday.

  • Ethiopian PM meets Tigray region leaders for first time since peace deal

    Ethiopian PM meets Tigray region leaders for first time since peace deal

    The Addis Ababa government and forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) signed agreements in November to permanently cease hostilities, ending fighting that killed tens thousands and displaced millions.

  • Ban on marijuana users owning guns is unconstitutional, U.S. judge rules

    Ban on marijuana users owning guns is unconstitutional, U.S. judge rules

    Laura Deskin, a public defender representing Harrison, said the ruling was a "step in the right direction for a large number of Americans who deserve the right to bear arms and protect their homes just like any other American."

  • Biden says U.S. is 'going to take care of' Chinese balloon

    Biden says U.S. is 'going to take care of' Chinese balloon

    Biden made his remark in response to a question about whether the United States would shoot down the high-altitude surveillance balloon, which has been flying across the country in what Washington calls a "clear violation" of U.S. sovereignty.The balloon was sighted over Montana on Wednesd...

  • Explainer: What is driving the violence in eastern Congo?

    Explainer: What is driving the violence in eastern Congo?

    Millions have been killed, and millions more have been displaced by the violence in the east since the 1990s.Competition for control of the region's rich natural resources has also contributed to the violence.

  • Equatorial Guinea appoints its first female prime minister

    Equatorial Guinea appoints its first female prime minister

    Manuela Roka Botey's new position was announced on state television late on Tuesday.The country of around 1.5 million people has had only two presidents since independence from Spain in 1968. Obiang ousted his uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, in a coup in August 1979.

  • Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

    Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

    The companies said neither admitted liability. Both pledged to drop claims and "move forward and work together as partners".Qatar Airways had taken the unusual step of publicly challenging the world's largest planemaker over safety after paint cracks exposed gaps in a sub-layer of lightning protecti...

  • FedEx to cut senior jobs as part of larger staff reduction

    FedEx to cut senior jobs as part of larger staff reduction

    Shares in FedEx rose 3.4% to $200.52 as investors applauded the move, which signals progress on the company's plan to slash expenses by $3.7 billion this year.