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Somalia government spokesperson wounded in blast in capital – Reuters witness, state media

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MOGADISHU, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded on Sunday in an explosion in the capital suspected to have been set off by a suicide bomber, a Reuters photographer and state-run media said. The photographer at the scene of the explosion reported seeing body parts lying on the......

Iran reports its first three deaths from Omicron coronavirus variant

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A health official checks the body temperature of worshipers during Tehran’s first Friday prayer after a nearly two-year break due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tehran, Iran October 22, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s health ministry reported the......

Three more players test positive in Senegal camp

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Soccer Football – Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – Group C – Senegal v Algeria – 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt – June 27, 2019 Senegal’s Edouard Mendy reacts after the match REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register YAOUNDE, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Goalkeeper......

Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

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ADDIS ABABA, Jan 8 (Reuters) – An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu......

Three protesters shot dead in Sudan anti-military rallies

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KHARTOUM, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead three protesters and fired tear gas in Sudan on Thursday as crowds thronged the capital Khartoum and other cities in more anti-military rallies, medics and Reuters witnesses said. At least 60 people have died and many more have been wounded in......

Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist who campaigned against ivory trade, has died

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NAIROBI, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Richard Leakey, a Kenyan conservationist and paleoanthropologist who spearheaded campaigns against the ivory trade to save the dwindling African elephant population, has died, the Kenyan presidency said on Sunday. He was 77. For years Leakey served in various roles in the government including as director......

U.S. cuts off Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Africa duty-free trade program

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Tadele Abate, 37, weaves a fabric at the Sammy Ethiopia hand made garments, hand-woven textiles and basketry factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday blocked Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program, following......

SWF and public pension fund assets hit record $31.9 trillion – report

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The logo for Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, is seen on a building in Singapore July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Assets held by the world’s sovereign wealth and public pension funds rose to a......

Indonesia allows Boeing’s 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crash

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A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane is parked on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta International airport near Jakarta, Indonesia, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Indonesia has lifted a ban on the Boeing (BA.N) 737......

Factbox: Climate-fuelled disasters bring ‘grave’ costs across the globe in 2021

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From deadly Hurricane Ida in the United States to devastating floods in China and Europe, climate change-fuelled disasters have cost the world tens of billions of dollars in 2021, with both the poor and the rich hit hard, researchers said on Monday.......

Somali President, PM trade accusations over delays to ongoing elections

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MOGADISHU, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Somalia’s president and prime minister each accused the other on Sunday of holding up ongoing parliamentary elections, in a spat analysts say may distract the government from its fight against the al Qaeda-linked insurgency al Shabaab. Parliamentary elections began on Nov. 1 and were supposed......

Iran bars travellers from parts of Western Europe over Omicron fears

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A health officials check the body temperature of worshipers during Tehran’s first Friday prayer after a nearly two-year break due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tehran, Iran October 22, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI,......

Kenya to start giving COVID-19 booster shots

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A civilian receives the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a makeshift tent as the government orders for proof of vaccination to access public places and transport, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya December 23, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAIROBI, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Kenya......

Rwanda and Kenya confirm cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

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KIGALI, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Rwanda and Kenya have confirmed their first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, authorities in both countries said, as the heavily mutated strain continues to spread on the continent where it was first detected. On Tuesday Rwanda’s health ministry said the small central......

Junior miners Strandline, Black Rock sign agreements with Tanzania

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DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Australia’s Strandline Resources (STA.AX), Black Rock Mining (BKT.AX) and Orecorp (ORR.AX) on Monday signed framework agreements with the government of Tanzania, a step towards the development of their mineral sands and graphite mining projects. Details of the agreements were not immediately available. Tanzania’s......

Next pandemic could be more lethal than COVID, vaccine creator says

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LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Future pandemics could be even more lethal than COVID-19 so the lessons learned from the outbreak must not be squandered and the world should ensure it is prepared for the next viral onslaught, one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine said. The novel coronavirus......

MTN Uganda shares jump 3% after listing on Ugandan bourse

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KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – MTN Uganda shares rose 3% on Monday, its first day of trading on the Ugandan bourse after a deeply undersubscribed initial public offering (IPO) in which the firm sought to sell 20% of the company’s equity. The telecom operator, a unit of South Africa’s MTN......

Factbox: Global spread of Omicron cases

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Dec 1 (Reuters) – Air travellers to the United States will face tougher COVID-19 testing rules to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant as other countries tightened border controls. read more A World Health Organization official said 24 countries may have reported cases of the new variant......

Canada to ask air arrivals to take COVID tests except on U.S. flights

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An airplane takes off from Billy Bishop Airport after Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that passengers will require COVID-19 vaccination for air, ship and interprovincial train services, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Nov 30 (Reuters)......

Six Sudanese soldiers killed in Ethiopian attack – Sudan military sources

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KHARTOUM, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Six Sudanese soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack by Ethiopian forces on a Sudanese army post near the border between the countries, Sudanese military sources said. Ethiopia denied the attack. Sudan’s army said on Facebook that “groups of the Ethiopian army and militias......

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