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Election campaign ends as Ethiopians brace for June 21 polls

Election campaign ends as Ethiopians brace for June 21 polls

Over 40M voters to elect 547 members of federal parliament in 6th parliamentary election

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South Africa tightens pandemic restrictions as country battles 3rd wave
16.06.2021

South Africa tightens pandemic restrictions as country battles 3rd wave

Country with highest case burden on continent registers 8,436 new infections in past 24 hours, 208 deaths

South African woman’s claim of giving birth to 10 babies ‘hoax’: Statement
16.06.2021

South African woman’s claim of giving birth to 10 babies ‘hoax’: Statement

Boyfriend and his family say they have concluded that news of world-record-setting birth false until proven otherwise

Algeria's National Liberation Front leads in parliamentary polls
15.06.2021

Algeria's National Liberation Front leads in parliamentary polls

Country's largest Islamic party Movement of Society for Peace secures 64 seats, says head of electoral body

Malta welcomes 100 irregular migrants rescued by Turkish trade ship
15.06.2021

Malta welcomes 100 irregular migrants rescued by Turkish trade ship

Migrants evacuated to Malta after talks between Turkish, Maltese foreign ministries, embassies

South African province faces shortage of hospital beds amid pandemic
15.06.2021

South African province faces shortage of hospital beds amid pandemic

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, one of largest in country, with over 1,000 beds remains closed after fire incident