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Detained and forced to have a ‘virginity test’

November 27, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Esra, a former political prisoner in Egypt describes the physical abuse she experienced while in detention.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fears of a march into guerrilla warfare

November 27, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The government is hoping for a quick victory in Tigray but it may not be that simple.

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Africa’s top shots: 20 – 26 November 2020

November 27, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent.

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African Champions League: Cameroonian side PWD Bamenda’s rise above adversity

November 26, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Cameroon’s PWD Bamenda are set for the Champions League five years after being in the fourth-tier all against a backdrop of political tension and violence.

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Ahly and Zamalek set for Champions League history

November 26, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Friday’s African Champions League final between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek is the first between clubs from the same country.

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Coronavirus in Africa: What you need to know know about the Covid-19 vaccines

November 26, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

William Moss of John Hopkins university doesn’t expect the vaccines to be available in Africa until late 2021.

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Ethiopia enters ‘final phase’ of operation in Tigray region, says Prime Minister

November 26, 2020 | Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Regions - Africa

Ethiopia has entered the “final phase” of a “law enforcement” military operation in the northern restive region of Tigray after a 72-hour deadline to surrender expired, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted in a statement on Thursday.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Thousands seek refuge on Sudan-Ethiopia border

November 26, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The BBC’s Anne Soy reports that aid agencies are struggling to cope as refugees continue to arrive.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM declares assault on regional capital Mekelle

November 26, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

PM Abiy Ahmed says the military will try not to harm civilians and urges people to stay at home.

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Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

November 26, 2020 | Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Regions - Africa

What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate.

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