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What To Know About Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a government offensive after accusing the Tigray People's Liberation Front of attacking Ethiopia's military. There are fears the conflict may escalate into civil war. → Read More

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Ethiopia Edges Toward Civil War As Federal Government Orders Attack On Tigray Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which controls Ethiopia's north, had attacked a federal military base, requiring a counter-attack. → Read More

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'Hope Is Lost' As Police Open Fire On Pro-Reform Protesters In Lagos, Nigeria

The protests began about two weeks ago demanding an end to police brutality. Now, as one activist said, "it has become so many things for so many Nigerians." The government declared a 24-hour curfew. → Read More

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Kenya Braced For The Worst. The Worst Didn't Happen. Why?

The case count — and death toll — during the pandemic have been surprisingly low. And last Sunday, people were out and about in Nairobi's parks. Researchers are trying to figure out what happened. → Read More

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Looking For A Comfort Drink For The Pandemic? Kenyans Love Their Fruity, Gingery Dawa

Called dawa and sold by street vendors, the concoctions have become so popular that they've driven up the price of lemons and limes. → Read More

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South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges

The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come. → Read More

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers. → Read More

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Kenya's Police Are Notorious. Few People Are Protesting

While the death of George Floyd has sparked protests around the world, Kenya — which has a notoriously brutal police force with roots in the colonial era — has seen few demonstrations. → Read More

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Why Forecasters Can't Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus

Will the continent see a disastrous wave of cases? Or will it be spared the brunt of the pandemic? Different researchers have different theories. → Read More

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The Tie That Binds These Grandparents In Isolation? TikTok

NPR's reporter in Nairobi finds his parents connecting with his kids through TikTok. Formerly the realm of Gen Z, the app's now a family board game where Grandma and Grandpa reveal their silly selves. → Read More

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From Nairobi, A Rare, Clear Glimpse Of Mount Kenya Drives Disbelief On Social Media

A photo on social media showing Africa's second-highest mountain from Nairobi made many Kenyans cry foul. But the photo — shot on a day free of pollution, because of COVID-19 restrictions — is real. → Read More

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In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

"I would say to the rest of the world that there is one thing that we have left when we are in trouble, and that is the hope that we will see tomorrow," Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor, tells NPR. → Read More

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Ugandan President Museveni Entertains With An Instructive Workout Video

The leader admonished Ugandans for exercising outside during the pandemic rather than indoors — and promised to release a video tutorial. He did it on Thursday, to the delight of many in the country. → Read More

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South Africa Leads The African Continent In COVID-19 Cases

One of South Africa's biggest private hospitals in Durban is in crisis after 66 people — at least 48 of which are on staff — tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

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Kenya Poet: 'Dear Corona Virus. Don't Be Surprised If You Fail.'

Samuel Mang'era admits he is afraid of the virus, but he writes open letters to it without fear and with both sorrow and humor. → Read More

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In Kenya, Security Forces Attack Ferry Passengers Trying To Make Coronavirus Curfew

Dozens were injured in Mombasa as passengers surged toward the ferry and security forces dispersed them with teargas and force. The ferry was closing early and a huge crowd had built up at the dock. → Read More

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Bobi Wine, Ugandan Pop Star And Political Opposition Leader, Shares Some Health Tips

The politician and artist has some helpful, and optimistic, advice for anyone left wondering what to do. → Read More

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Ethiopia Reflects On Its Founding Father's Triumphant, Bloody Legacy

Menelik II fought off Italians bent on taking his empire, but also oppressed and enslaved ethnic and religious minorities. The victims' descendants are wary of attempts to make him a unifying figure. → Read More

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Africa's Famous Elephant Big Tim Dies At 50

Big Tim, one of the most famous elephants in Africa, has died of natural causes in Kenya. He lived an improbably long life, surviving wounds inflicted by poachers. → Read More

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Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya's Longtime Strongman, Dies At 95

Moi ruled Kenya for nearly a quarter century from 1978 to 2002, a period marked by repression, widespread corruption and economic stagnation. → Read More