NEWS IN BRIEF
UN peacekeeping troops said they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against the government of President Faustin Archange Touadera.
UN troops recapture Central African city from rebels
Violent protests broke out in several Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis and the coastal city of Sousse, as anger mounts over economic hardship.
Protests erupt in Tunisian cities amid anger over poor economy
Being tall is the giraffe’s competitive advantage, giving it the pick of leaves from the tallest trees, so scientists were stunned to find two giraffe dwarves on different sides of Africa.
Scientists surprised to discover two dwarf giraffes in Namibia, Uganda
Fighting is still going on in several parts of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the population, need aid, a UN report said.
Almost 2.3m people need aid in Ethiopia's Tigray: UN report
Dozens of Algerian legislators presented a bill to the Parliament seeking to criminalize the promotion of normalization with Israel, as opposed to neighboring nation Morocco’s agreement to resume its diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv regime in a deal brokered by the US last December.
Algerian MPs present bill to Parliament to criminalize normalization with Israel
Ten defeated presidential candidates in the Central African Republic (CAR) are calling for the result of a December 27 election to be annulled and the vote repeated, citing irregularities and low turnout, according to a joint statement late on Tuesday.
Defeated candidates call for presidential election rerun in CAR
Africa has so far been spared the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in terms of cases and deaths but its economy has not been so lucky, especially the poorer, smaller countries dependent on a single resource or sector.
COVID-19 takes its toll on African economy
A group of lawyers in Morocco censured the Rabat government over its recent agreement to normalize relations with Israel, demanding a reversal of the decision.
Moroccan lawyers demand cancelation of normalization agreement with Israel
The Central African Republic on Sunday voted in presidential and legislative elections held under a cloud of violence as the government, international partners and United Nations peacekeepers seek to hold off a rebel advance.
Central African Republic votes under threat of violence
Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed in the Central African Republic, the UN mission there said on Saturday, as the government and its allies tried to fend off a rebel offensive ahead of today’s presidential and legislative elections.
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic before election

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