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  • EU cancels Congo election observation mission

    EU cancels Congo election observation mission

    EU spokesperson Nabila Massrali told Reuters on Tuesday that election observers were already in Kinshasa and were supposed to be deployed across the country on Nov. 21, but that they were not able to go for security reasons.

  • WHO confirms first sexual spread of mpox in Congo amid record outbreak

    WHO confirms first sexual spread of mpox in Congo amid record outbreak

    Mpox has been endemic in parts of central and west Africa for decades, where it mostly jumped into humans from infected rodents and caused limited outbreaks. Last year, epidemics triggered mainly by sex among gay and bisexual men in Europe hit more than 100 countries.

  • Digging to rescue 41 trapped workers in India halts after machine breaks

    Digging to rescue 41 trapped workers in India halts after machine breaks

    Rescuers had been working by hand to remove debris after the drilling machine they were using broke down a day earlier while making its way through the debris of rock, stones and metal, but the operation was halted on Saturday.

  • Niger coup leader visits Mali in first foreign trip

    Niger coup leader visits Mali in first foreign trip

    Niger's neighbors, Mali and Burkina Faso — which are ruled by military leaders who seized power in 2020 and 2022, respectively — have pledged solidarity to Niger's coup leaders.The three Sahel countries in September signed a pact that includes provisions for mutual defense in the event of an attack...

  • ‘There are no holidays in Russian jail’: Two US journalists spend Thanksgiving imprisoned

    ‘There are no holidays in Russian jail’: Two US journalists spend Thanksgiving imprisoned

    As millions of people across the United States and the world celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, two American journalists spent the holiday jailed in Russia on charges that are widely viewed as groundless and politically motivated.

  • Sudan violence 'verging on pure evil' in Darfur, UN warns

    Sudan violence 'verging on pure evil' in Darfur, UN warns

    Since April, forces loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah Burhan, Sudan's de facto head of state, have been at war with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces commanded by his former deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

  • History made as former Somali refugee elected Mayor of Minnesota City

    History made as former Somali refugee elected Mayor of Minnesota City

    The election results show that Mohamed easily defeated Dale Anderson, a former banker and continuing education teacher, by a margin of 58% to 41%.

  • Brazilian researchers develop vaccine to fight cocaine addiction

    Brazilian researchers develop vaccine to fight cocaine addiction

    The drug, known as Calixcoca, was developed by a team at Brazil's Federal University of Minas Gerais. Preliminary tests on animals were positive and the drug is set to move to human trials.Should it receive regulatory approval, the drug would be the first vaccine used to fight cocaine addiction....

  • 2 dead in protests over Mozambique election results, says watchdog

    2 dead in protests over Mozambique election results, says watchdog

    Police reported a total of 70 arrests in four cities but not any fatalities.The unrest followed Thursday's official validation of the election results, which gave the ruling Frelimo party victory in 64 out of 65 municipalities.

  • EU calls for ‘pauses’ in Gaza fighting amid doubts over bloc’s influence

    EU calls for ‘pauses’ in Gaza fighting amid doubts over bloc’s influence

    Palestinian health officials said more than 7,000 people have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since the latest fighting began, including thousands of children. More than 600,000 people have been made homeless.