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UN Says Thousands of Eritrean Refugees in Tigray Dying as Access to Aid Remains Blocked

  • refugee: U.N. refugee staff members say they were shocked by what they saw when they visited the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps for Eritrean refugees in southern Tigray for the first time in three weeks.
  • shock: U.N. refugee staff members say they were shocked by what they saw when they visited the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps for Eritrean refugees in southern Tigray for the first time in three weeks.
  • camp: U.N. refugee staff members say they were shocked by what they saw when they visited the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps for Eritrean refugees in southern Tigray for the first time in three weeks.
  • refugee: U.N. refugee staff members say they were shocked by what they saw when they visited the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps for Eritrean refugees in southern Tigray for the first time in three weeks.
  • security: Intense fighting and security concerns have prevented them from going there until now.

Reporter’s Notebook: Somali Journalist-Turned-Politician Survives Fifth Suicide Attack

  • alive: By all odds, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu should not be alive to tell his story.
  • suicide: Five times, this Somali journalist-turned-government spokesperson has been nearby when a suicide bomber set off explosives.
  • incident: The most recent incident occurred Jan. 16, when a bomber targeted him in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
  • target: The most recent incident occurred Jan. 16, when a bomber targeted him in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
  • vehicle: He grabbed the back side of my vehicle and blew himself up.

Cameroon Hosts Influx of Football Fans from Neighboring Gabon, Equatorial Guinea

  • require: Tournament organizers require all fans to have COVID-19 tests before entering stadiums.
  • influx: Cameroon says the influx came after Gabon and Equatorial Guinea qualified for the knockout stage of the Africa Football Cup of Nations, or AFCON, in Cameroon.
  • indifferent: Ebang says no citizen who loves Gabon can be indifferent when the Panthers are making Gabon proud with the excellent football exhibited in Cameroon during AFCON.
  • excellent: Ebang says no citizen who loves Gabon can be indifferent when the Panthers are making Gabon proud with the excellent football exhibited in Cameroon during AFCON.
  • conducive: He says he is certain that Gabon will reach the AFCON final if Cameroon continues providing a conducive environment for the games.

Sudan Deputy Leader Meets Ethiopia Defense Minister on Rare Visit

  • rare: Sudan's second most powerful leader met with Ethiopia's defense minister Saturday on a rare visit to Addis Ababa by an official from Khartoum, which comes amid border tensions, officials said.
  • border: Sudan's second most powerful leader met with Ethiopia's defense minister Saturday on a rare visit to Addis Ababa by an official from Khartoum, which comes amid border tensions, officials said.
  • government: He also was welcomed by senior officials from Ethiopia' government and intelligence services, it added.
  • intelligence: He also was welcomed by senior officials from Ethiopia' government and intelligence services, it added.
  • accuse: Daglo is head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a much feared and powerful paramilitary unit that is accused of atrocities in the western region of Darfur.

Nigeria Jihadists Kidnap 20 Children in Borno State, Residents Say

  • raze: The jihadists razed part of the village, including a church, and they burned 10 vehicles in the three-hour long attack, said resident John.
  • kidnap: Jihadists killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria's Borno state, where Islamist militants are waging a more than decade-long insurgency, a community leader and residents said Friday.
  • community: Jihadists killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria's Borno state, where Islamist militants are waging a more than decade-long insurgency, a community leader and residents said Friday.
  • resident: Jihadists killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria's Borno state, where Islamist militants are waging a more than decade-long insurgency, a community leader and residents said Friday.
  • village: Thursday's assault on Piyemi village took place near Chibok town where eight years ago, Boko Haram jihadists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in an attack that sparked an international outcry.

Video of Child Militants Executing Nigerian Soldiers Raises Concerns

  • indoctrinate: Where it becomes concerning, apart from the fact that this violates the rights of these children, is the element of continuity because they are indoctrinating these children right from the young age and it presents a problem that means they're planning about their succession ahead of time," Iroegbu said.
  • release: A video released this week by the Nigerian terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province ( IS WAP) appears to show armed children executing two military officers.
  • terrorist: A video released this week by the Nigerian terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province ( IS WAP) appears to show armed children executing two military officers.
  • execute: A video released this week by the Nigerian terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province (IS WAP) appears to show armed children executing two military officers.
  • security: Security experts say the recruitment of Nigerian children into violent extremism is hampering efforts by authorities to end the insurgency.

Nigeria's Online Vendors Count Losses After Long Twitter Ban

  • pecuniary: Millions of Nigerians have been victims who have lost not only in pecuniary terms but in other terms as well during the period of the ban.
  • block: He says that being blocked on Twitter for months was a big setback.
  • catastrophe: B anning Twitter was one of the catastrophes that happened to us online vendors, actually.
  • vendor: B anning Twitter was one of the catastrophes that happened to us online vendors, actually.
  • huge: We lost a huge amount of investments and profits during this time.

Chinese teen sold at birth plans to sue his parents who rejected him second time upon reunion

  • reject: Chinese teen sold at birth plans to sue his parents who rejected him second time upon reunion.
  • reject: Liu Xuezhou, 17, said on Thursday that he will sue his biological mother and father after they both rejected him and refused to help him financially, South China Morning Post reported.
  • struggle: Although the teenager has struggled with homelessness in the past, his parents have not offered to find a place for him to stay.
  • graduate: Meanwhile, Ding told local media that he allegedly asked Liu to stay with him until the teenage graduates from college.

South Africa's Indigenous People Fight Planned Amazon Headquarters in Court

  • block: South Africa's Indigenous Khoi and San people are in court to block construction of the planned African headquarters for online retail giant Amazon.
  • headquarters: South Africa's Indigenous Khoi and San people are in court to block construction of the planned African headquarters for online retail giant Amazon.
  • opponent: Opponents say the project will ruin a historically significant riverside site in Cape Town and harm the environment.
  • ruin: Opponents say the project will ruin a historically significant riverside site in Cape Town and harm the environment.
  • significant: Opponents say the project will ruin a historically significant riverside site in Cape Town and harm the environment.

China Exports Its Traditional Medicine to Africa

  • potion: Environmentalists fear the growth of traditional Chinese medicine will encourage poachers to go after endangered wildlife such as rhinos and some types of snakes used in making the potions.
  • patient: Hing Pal Singh is among dozens of patients with daily appointments at the Oriental Chinese Herbal Clinic in Nairobi.
  • traditional: Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming more popular in Africa, according to a 2020 study by Development Reimagined, a Beijing international consulting firm.
  • medicine: Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming more popular in Africa, according to a 2020 study by Development Reimagined, a Beijing international consulting firm.
  • international: Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming more popular in Africa, according to a 2020 study by Development Reimagined, a Beijing international consulting firm.

13 Killed, Dozens Injured in Western Ghana Explosion

  • injure: At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured in western Ghana when a truck loaded with mining explosives detonated.
  • load: At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured in western Ghana when a truck loaded with mining explosives detonated.
  • damage: Ghanaian officials say hundreds of houses were damaged in the blast.
  • establish: Police say a preliminary investigation has established that a truck filled with explosives for mining collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the explosion at Bogoso-Appiatse, a village 300 kilometers west of Accra.
  • collide: Police say a preliminary investigation has established that a truck filled with explosives for mining collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the explosion at Bogoso-Appiatse, a village 300 kilometers west of Accra.

In Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali, Fears Rise Over Losing Duty-Free Access to US Market

  • coup: Mali has had two coups since 2020, and its military-led transitional government recently delayed elections.
  • government: Mali has had two coups since 2020, and its military-led transitional government recently delayed elections.
  • delay: Mali has had two coups since 2020, and its military-led transitional government recently delayed elections.
  • suspend: Mali also had been suspended from AGOA for all of 2013 after an earlier coup.
  • coup: Mali also had been suspended from AGOA for all of 2013 after an earlier coup.

US Says It Will Not Resume Sudan Aid After Recent Violence

  • aid: The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country's military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday.
  • civilian: The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country's military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday.
  • crisis: The visit was meant to help pull the African nation out of a worsening crisis in the wake of the Oct. 25 coup.
  • coup: The visit was meant to help pull the African nation out of a worsening crisis in the wake of the Oct. 25 coup.
  • transition: The military takeover has upended Sudan's transition to democratic rule after three decades of repression and international isolation under autocratic President Omar al-Bashir, ousted during a popular uprising in April 2019.

New Cases of COVID-19 in Africa Drop Significantly

  • continent: The World Health Organization reports a significant drop in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Africa for the first time since the omicron variant began widely circulating on the continent two months ago.
  • virulent: Moeti warns nations to prepare for the appearance of other transmissible, possibly more virulent strains of the coronavirus.
  • significant: The World Health Organization reports a significant drop in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Africa for the first time since the omicron variant began widely circulating on the continent two months ago.
  • variant: The World Health Organization reports a significant drop in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Africa for the first time since the omicron variant began widely circulating on the continent two months ago.
  • circulate: The World Health Organization reports a significant drop in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Africa for the first time since the omicron variant began widely circulating on the continent two months ago.

COVID-19, Poverty Widen Education Gap in Uganda

  • majority: The majority of students have returned, but many others have not, due to poverty and the need to earn income for their families.
  • earn: The majority of students have returned, but many others have not, due to poverty and the need to earn income for their families.
  • government: The government launched a one month back-to-school campaign to ensure all children return.
  • launch: The government launched a one month back-to-school campaign to ensure all children return.
  • campaign: The government launched a one month back-to-school campaign to ensure all children return.

Medics: Sudan Security Forces Kill 7 Protesters in Anti-coup Rallies

  • deviate: The statement said the officials blamed the " chaos" on protesters who" deviated from legitimate peaceful demonstratio n" and vowed to hold to account those involved in " violations" during protests.
  • barrack: In North Khartoum, thousands of protesters demanded that troops return to their barracks and chanted in favor of civilian rule, witnesses said.
  • rectify: Burhan has insisted that the military takeover" was not a coup " but only meant to " rectify" the course of the transition after al-Bashir's deposal.

Tunisia Police Turn Water Cannons on Protest Against President

  • stick: Tunisia Police Turn Water Cannons on Protest Against President TUNIS, Jan 14 (Reuters)- Tunisian police used water cannons and sticks to disperse more than 1,000 protesters trying to reach central Tunis Friday to demonstrate against the president in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • barrack: Today Saied's only response to opponents is with force and the security forces... it is so sad to see Tunisia like a barracks on the date of our revolution," said Chayma Issa, an opposition activist.
  • stagnation: Though Saied's action in July appeared very popular at first after years of economic stagnation and political paralysis, analysts say he appears to have since lost some support.
  • paralysis: Though Saied's action in July appeared very popular at first after years of economic stagnation and political paralysis, analysts say he appears to have since lost some support.
  • vendor: Saied decreed last year that the anniversary would fall on the December date of a street vendor's suicide that triggered the uprising.

Africans' Reactions Mixed to Chinese Presence on Continent

  • initiative: Wang's efforts to strengthen ties support the Belt and Road initiative goal of enhancing China's land and sea trade in Asia, Europe and Africa.
  • crag: Driving to Lukenya (Nairobi's closest outdoor crag) has been better since Mombasa Road is almost completed," he said in a phone interview with VOA. " Plus, I think seeing a different work ethic is good for Kenyans.
  • burnish: Mario Esteban, a senior analyst focusing on Chinese foreign policy at the Autonomous University of Madrid, said in a phone interview with VOA that China's focus on infrastructure projects has helped it burnish its reputation.

Richard Leakey, Fossil Hunter and Defender of Elephants, Dies at 77

  • crescendo: As the slaughter of African elephants reached a crescendo in the late 1980s, driven by insatiable demand for ivory, Leakey emerged as one of the world's leading voices against the then-legal global ivory trade.
  • insatiable: As the slaughter of African elephants reached a crescendo in the late 1980s, driven by insatiable demand for ivory, Leakey emerged as one of the world's leading voices against the then-legal global ivory trade.
  • zeal: Deputy President William Ruto said Leakey " fought bravely for a better country" and inspired Kenyans with his zeal for public service.

'If it's not a 180, it's close to it:' Oklahoma Wildlife Department shifts bass management strategy

  • finite: The large population of small bass are hindering growth as too many are competing for a finite amount of food in lakes, state wildlife officials say.
  • quail: December's record warm and dry conditions have made it tough on quail and pheasant hunting in the state, but January hopefully will be colder, wetter and better for the bird dogs.
  • quail: The Wildlife Department wants to shorten quail hunting season by two weeks on the state's wildlife management areas west of State Highway 81.
  • quail: The quail hunting season dates would remain the same on private land and Oklahoma Land Access Program properties ( land the Wildlife Department leases from private landowners).
  • quail: Judkins said he wants to see the results of shortening the quail season on the public areas before recommending any such change statewide.

Sudanese Block Streets After Day of Protest Violence

  • ambulance: The Doctors Committee has accused security forces of blocking ambulances and of forcibly removing at least one seriously injured protester from an ambulance.
  • ambulance: The Doctors Committee has accused security forces of blocking ambulances and of forcibly removing at least one seriously injured protester from an ambulance.
  • stick: Videos have circulated on social media showing men in uniform beating protesters with sticks.
  • barrack: Protesters have renewed demands that the military " return to their barracks" as promised in 2019 when Bashir was toppled and the country came under the control of the Sovereign Council, a body composed of civilian and military figures, headed by Burhan.

Mourners Pay Respects to South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Hero Tutu

  • rectitude: Tutu, a Nobel Peace prize winner widely revered across racial and cultural divides for his moral rectitude and principled fight against white minority rule, died Sunday at the age of 90.
  • requiem: Tutu will lie in state at the cathedral Thursday and Friday, ahead of a requiem Mass funeral service Saturday where President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to deliver the main eulogy.
  • eulogy: Tutu will lie in state at the cathedral Thursday and Friday, ahead of a requiem Mass funeral service Saturday where President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to deliver the main eulogy.
  • incense: Emotional family members met the coffin outside the entrance, where six black-robed clergy acting as pall bearers carried the closed coffin inside to an inner sanctuary amid a cloud of incense from the Anglican thurible.

Sudanese Security Forces Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

  • deplore: The U.S. Embassy, which had called for restraint in the use of force, condemned the killing of protesters and also deplored " the violent attacks by Sudan's security services on media outlets and journalists.
  • barrack: No to military rule" and" Soldiers back to the barracks," they chanted in Khartoum and Om durman.
  • thoroughfare: The authorities also installed new surveillance cameras on major thoroughfares for Thursday's protests.
  • resumption: Sudan still has no functioning government, a prerequisite for the resumption of international aid cut in response to the coup.

Sudan Gunmen Loot UN Food Aid Warehouse in Darfur

  • subside: While the main conflict in Darfur has subsided under a peace deal struck with key rebel groups last year, violence continues to erupt..
  • graze: The region has seen a spike in conflict since October triggered by disputes over land, livestock and access to water and grazing, with around 250 people killed in fighting between herders and farmers.
  • turbulence: The violence has occurred while Sudan reels from political turbulence in the wake of a coup led by military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25.

Tutu's Advocacy for LGBTQ Rights Did Not Sway Most of Africa

  • denomination: Even within his own denomination, the Anglican Communion, there has been no continentwide embrace of LGBTQ rights.
  • reprisal: Most of them are unwilling to offer their contrary views due to fear of reprisal and backlash for not conforming with' African values,'" Wamari said via email.
  • stigma: Many LGBTQ Africans are subject to stigma and abuse, facing unemployment, homelessness and estrangement from their families.
  • memorable: That same year, Tutu uttered one of his most memorable comments about LGBTQ inclusion.
  • legalize: South Africa is the only African country that has legalized same-sex marriage, and its constitution protects against anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Cameroon Military Tribunal Jails 47 Opposition Activists for Planned Protests

  • abnormal: He says it is very wrong and abnormal for authorities, who claim they are democratic, to order the arrest and sentencing of people who simply expressed their democratic opi nions.
  • caprice: It is so disturbing that in Cameroon laws are made to suit the caprices of individuals, to carry out intimidation and arbitrary arrests and sentencing of individuals," Ekosso said.
  • emancipate: Laws are supposed to be made to protect the individuals, to protect the citizens, and to help those citizens to emancipate.

Kenyan Slum Dwellers Evicted for China-Built Nairobi Expressway

  • squatter: Rights groups in Kenya are pushing authorities to resettle tens of thousands of squatters evicted just ahead of the holidays to make way for a Chinese-backed expressway.
  • squatter: City authorities evicted more than 40,000 squatters like Wangare from the Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum and razed their homes to make way for construction of the Nairobi Expressway.
  • squatter: The single squatters left homeless, like 38-year-old Pauline Gathoni, struggle with securityfears.

Cameroon Releases MSF Health Workers Held After Helping Rebel Leader

  • clandestine: Cameroon's military alleged that MSF this week deliberately engaged in a clandestine operation to exfiltrate armed rebels.
  • nationality: Felix Agbor Balla, a human rights lawyer and founder of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, says MSF is working in accordance with the Geneva conventions, which require people wounded in conflicts to be treated humanely without any adverse distinction based on sex, race, nationality, religion, political opinions, or any other similar criteria.
  • malaria: MSF provides surgical care, malaria treatment and treatment for COVID-19 patients in Cameroons restive English-speaking southwest region.

Young South Africans Learn of Tutu's Activism for Equality

  • requiem: A requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, and, according to Tutu's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes placed in the cathedral's mausoleum, church officials said Monday.
  • mausoleum: A requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, and, according to Tutu's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes placed in the cathedral's mausoleum, church officials said Monday.
  • ecumenical: In addition, an ecumenical and interfaith service will be held for Tutu on Thursday in South Africa's capital, Pretoria.