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African countries were relying largely on COVAX for vaccines but potential issues with the AstraZeneca and J&J shots have caused a setback Where richer countries have pivoted to other vaccines, some countries on the continent do not have the same options

A man has been detained in relation to the Cape Town fires as authorities investigate speculation that additional fires were started and whether the original blaze was an act of arson

“Trash is a problem in Mauritius,” says musician Kan Chan Kin. His solution is to turn waste into musical instruments

Nigeria's @deejayneptune  tells us about his hidden talent as he drives to one of his top spots in Lagos

At least 11 people were killed and 98 injured when a train went off the tracks near the city of Toukh, north of Cairo on Sunday, according to Egypt's Ministry of Health.

A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants while attempting to flee rangers in South Africa's Kruger National Park, authorities say

How cold chain is strengthening informal produce markets in KenyaEntrepreneurs are providing a cold storage solution to farmers and market vendors with solar-powered cold boxes, a welcomed innovation for those in the informal produce sector.

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died from injuries suffered on the frontline, a diplomatic source told CNN

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Evidence shows that live rounds were fired on peaceful protesters in Lagos, Nigeria – despite the army’s continued claims that they fired in the air and only used blanks. See the CNN investigation that refutes authorities’ shifting claims:

Here's how you can help protesters in Nigeria as they continue to hold nationwide demonstrations demanding an end to police brutality in the West African country

Nigerian police use teargas at protest demanding an end to police brutality in the country

Despite the announcement of the ban on the controversial police unit known as SARS, protesters in Nigeria's capital Abuja reported that police were using water cannons and firing live ammunition and teargas during a #ENDSARS  march on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian protests turn bloody as soldiers open fire on peaceful protesters. Eyewitnesses told CNN that multiple demonstrators were shot by soldiers. @EleniGiokos  reports.

Nigeria's youth and celebrities organized mass nationwide protests demanding an end to police brutality in the country with the #EndSARS  campaign

At least 10 protesters have died in Nigeria at ongoing protests against police brutality. An effort to reform the police unit from SARS to SWAT appears to be little more than a rebranding exercise. @StephanieBusari  reports

Nigeria dissolves controversial anti-robbery squad, SARS, but concerns remain as protesters block roads, and continue marches to end police brutality in all forms and make rogue officers accountable. @StephanieBusari  reports

EXCLUSIVE: CNN investigation sheds new light on Nigeria’s anti-brutality protest | @StephanieBusari 

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