Ethiopians voted Monday in a delayed national election taking place against the backdrop of war and famine in the northern Tigray region.
Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray
The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said.
Delta COVID variant becoming globally dominant, WHO official says
Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police, residents and a teacher said.
At least 80 students abducted in attack on Nigerian school
South African mother Lihle Magudulela spat out a mouthful of dirt as she sucked on a stone dug up from a hillside in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province, convinced she might have found a diamond.
Mystery stones spark diamond rush in poor South African region
At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing as recruits lined up outside an army camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
At least 15 killed in suicide bombing at army camp in Somalia
More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups that blamed conflict for the worst catastrophic food crisis in a decade.
About 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray in famine: UN analysis
Police in northwest Nigeria's Kebbi state said on Sunday that the death toll from an attack by a gang of cattle thieves on seven villages Thursday had risen to 88.
Death toll rises to 88 in attack in northwest Nigeria: Police
President Hassan Rouhani called for closer interaction between Iran and Senegal at bilateral and international levels in a message in commemoration of the golden jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two Muslim countries.
Rouhani urges closer cooperation with Senegal
The African Union announced it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatened the impoverished country with sanctions, after a second military coup in nine months.
African Union suspends Mali after second coup in nine months
South Africa has extended its nightly curfew and limited the number of people at gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 as positive cases surge, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
South Africa extends nightly curfew as COVID cases surge

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