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The @AP's multi-format news from Africa. Header photo by Ben Curtis.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by @AP from Europe and Africa.
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3 days ago
CORRECTS: The AP deleted its Nigeria tweet because the national public health institute corrected its earlier statement that it found the omicron variant in samples taken in October. The Nigeria CDC now says its first omicron case was in November.
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The omicron variant is a reminder of what scientists have warned for months: COVID-19 will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. The hoarding of jabs by rich countries gives the virus more chances to mutate in vaccine deserts.
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Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel for two weeks in response to the rapidly spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Foreign Ministry announced Sunday.
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8 days ago
Dutch authorities say 61 people who arrived on two flights from South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus; further tests are taking place to establish if any have the new omicron variant.
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Here's a look at what we know and don't know about the new version of the coronavirus first detected this week in South Africa.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by @AP from Europe and Africa.
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A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.
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Thousands of Sudanese have taken to the streets in the capitol of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country’s military rulers who were behind the October coup.
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Radio host Mariama Sawadogo has become a lifeline for many amid the pandemic in Burkina Faso and a role model for women and girls.
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Ethiopia says its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront after he said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival Tigray fighters approaching the capital.
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Ethiopia’s government says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to the battlefront to take charge in the country’s yearlong war and left the daily work of running the country to his deputy.
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A new report by UNICEF says children in West and Central Africa are the most recruited by armed groups in the world and have the highest number of victims of sexual violence.
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Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister says he will lead his country's army "from the battlefront," a dramatic step in a devastating yearlong war.
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Sudan’s reinstated prime minister says that he will have the authority to form his own independent government, according to the agreement he signed a day earlier with the country’s top generals who overthrew him in a coup last month.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by @AP from Europe and Africa.
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16 days ago
When he died last week, former South African President F.W. de Klerk left a video saying sorry for the damage caused by apartheid. But many feel he still didn't acknowledge that it was a crime against humanity in which he was complicit. By @A_Meldrum.
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Scientists had warned the COVID-19 pandemic would be a disaster for Africa, with its poor health care systems and underdeveloped infrastructure. But so far, the continent has done better than many developed regions.
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