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New Mali junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule weeks after overthrowing Irbahim Keita
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New Mali junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule weeks after overthrowing Irbahim Keita

Mali has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a clique of rebel colonels to take charge last month

Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists
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Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists

Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.

Tiny elephant shrew reappears in two countries after five decades of being thought lost
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Tiny elephant shrew reappears in two countries after five decades of being thought lost

Though the Somali elephant shrew was thought to be a lost species, locals of East Africa identified the animal easily in pictures.

Tick-borne bunyavirus causing fever, hemorrhages spreading in China: Everything we know so far
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Tick-borne bunyavirus causing fever, hemorrhages spreading in China: Everything we know so far

The STFS virus is transmitted to humans by ticks or bits, and is thought to be fatal in 1 to 3 out of every 10 infections.

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
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In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused

In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
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Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty

About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab

India braces for worst locust attack in three decades: Authorities procure drones, pesticides but financial damage from crop loss to be huge
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India braces for worst locust attack in three decades: Authorities procure drones, pesticides but financial damage from crop loss to be huge

Already overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, farmers in north India are now worrying over the kharif crop even as a new wave of locust attacks, predicted to be the worst in almost three decades, is expected by June

Coronavirus Outbreak: Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with European Commission to launch $2 mn fund for Virunga National Park
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with European Commission to launch $2 mn fund for Virunga National Park

Since Virunga has lost a significant amount of revenue due to the COVID shutdown post-March, the fund will be used to support the national park and the communities around.

Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent
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Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent

In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate

Burundi's top-flight football league to resume after suspension due to country's general elections
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Burundi's top-flight football league to resume after suspension due to country's general elections

The Burundi Football Federation (BFF) are ready to restart their league and cup competitions after the 20 May elections

World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030
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World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030

According to WHO reports, malaria affected more than 228 million people in the world in 2018 and killed about 405,000 people globally in the same year.

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
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Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights

Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.

Rwanda reports first coronavirus case; Indian national who travelled to east African country from Mumbai on 8 March tests positive
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Rwanda reports first coronavirus case; Indian national who travelled to east African country from Mumbai on 8 March tests positive

An Indian national in Rwanda has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the east African country, health officials said on Saturday

China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday
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China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday

Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country

EU to give $998 million aid to countries facing humanitarian crisis, climate change effects
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EU to give $998 million aid to countries facing humanitarian crisis, climate change effects

EU said people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money, African nations to get largest chunk.

Researchers create another embryo to help bring back the northern white rhino population
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Researchers create another embryo to help bring back the northern white rhino population

The three embryos will be transferred into the womb of a southern white rhino female, to act as a surrogate mother.

Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament
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Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament

Seven players from Eritrea’s national football team have gone missing after playing at a tournament in Uganda, an official said, the second time in two months its footballers have disappeared while touring the country.

Thirteen years in the dating: Archaeologists narrow age gap for homo erectus fossil
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Thirteen years in the dating: Archaeologists narrow age gap for homo erectus fossil

The scientists have concluded that the remains are between 108,000 and 117,000 years old.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace with Eritrea
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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace with Eritrea

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighbouring country