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Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games. ...

South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa, Pfizer announced Wednesday. ...

Africa battles new COVID-19 wave hitting faster and harder

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent's countries struggle to vaccinate even a small per...

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Guinea has declared an end to an Ebola outbreak that emerged in February and killed 12 people, according to the World Health Organization. T...

Hit by COVID, Senegal's women find renewed hope in fishing

BARGNY, Senegal (AP) — Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and mother processed fish. Like gene...

Hit by COVID, Senegal's women find renewed hope in fishing

BARGNY, Senegal (AP) — Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and mother processed fish. Like gene...

Chad holds funeral for late president amid rebel threat

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s slain President Idriss Deby Itno is being buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N’Djamena. The country faces an uncerta...

Chad president Deby dies in battle at 68 after 3-decade rule

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled Chad for more than 30 years and became an important ally to Western nations in the fight against Islamic extremism in Africa, has been kill...

African leaders call for climate financing acceleration

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the contine...

Equatorial Guinea declares 3 days of mourning for 105 dead

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Equatorial Guinea’s government has declared the coastal city of Bata an “area of catastrophe” saying it has activated urgent measures to help those affected by blasts Sunday that...

Death toll from explosions in Equatorial Guinea rises to 98

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The death toll from a series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea rose by dozens to at least 98 killed after more bodies were recovered, t...

Nigeria receives nearly 4 million vaccines from COVAX

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the third and largest delivery so far to an African country by the global COVAX initiativ...

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the As...

Congo, Italy dispatch investigators into ambassador's death

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An Italian Carabinieri unit is expected in Congo Tuesday to investigate the killings of the Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their driver i...

WHO says more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines will go to Guinea

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says it will be sending more than 11,000 Ebola vaccinations to the West African nation of Guinea in the coming days to combat the recent epidemic of...