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Ivory Coast to send 650 more troops to U.N.’s Mali mission

Ivory Coast will more than quadruple its troop presence in the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in neighboring Mali to 800, President Alassane Ouattara said on Friday, making it one of the mission's leading contributors.

Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday.

Storm-struck Mozambique must revamp climate preparations: former first lady

After Cyclone Idai blasted through the Mozambican port of Beira in March, former first lady Graca Machel took a helicopter ride over the city - and was astonished at the devastation.

Plastic surgeon to tour Africa to provide health services

Patients with deformities from birth, accidents and other related diseases from Africa, that need reconstructive surgery will have a relief as their hope will be restored in April from a plastic surgeon’s visit.

Mozambique receives logistical support from Deutsche Group

Cyclone Idai that was experienced for two days in mid-March 2019, caused severe damage and destruction in Mozambique where about 1000 casualties occurred.

Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout

President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, amid pressure from companies worried that a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.

With the president gone, Algerian officials plot next steps

Algeria's Constitutional Council met Wednesday to confirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation, as rattled international partners watch closely to see what's next for this gas-rich country and key player in the global fight against terrorism.

S Sudan president, opposition to meet at Vatican ‘retreat’

South Sudan's president and opposition leader are expected to travel to the Vatican next week for what the Holy See says is a "spiritual retreat" and opposition officials say is an effort to help implement the country's peace deal.

In Algiers, students march to demand immediate end to Bouteflika rule

Hundreds of students marched in Algiers on Tuesday demanding the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the replacement of Algeria’s political system, a day after the veteran ruler announced he would leave by the end of the month.