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Fifteen Killed in Landslide at Guinea Gold Mine

A landslide at an artisanal gold mine has killed at least 15 people in northeastern Guinea, the government said on Sunday. The disaster took place on Saturday in remote Siguiri province, 800 km (500 miles) from the capital Conakry. The zone holds some ...

EU Calls on US, Others to Export Their COVID-19 Vaccines

PORTO, PORTUGAL - The European Commission called on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers Friday to export what they make, as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property (IP) rights to the shots....

African Activists Welcome US Support of COVID Vaccine Waiver

JOHANNESBURG - African nations have welcomed news that the U.S. supports a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. But, they warn, the road ahead is long and full of obstacles.Health experts and activists say the deci...

Africa Risks Resurgence of Coronavirus, WHO Warns

African countries risk a new wave of coronavirus infections because of the slow rollout of life-saving vaccines and the circulation of new variants, the World Health Organization warns. The WHO reports the epidemic curve in Africa has plateaued for six...

UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

The United Nations is disbursing $65 million for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, $40 million of which will go to the aid operation in the northern Tigray region.“Ethiopian lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by drought, and children are suffering...

Mali Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies, Government Says

A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday, and all nine babies are "doing well," her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case. Mali's government flew 25-year-old Halima...

More Than 800 Migrants Rescued at Sea Head to Italy

ROME - Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants on Saturday, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers' boats, while Italian coast guard and border police brought 532 ...