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Africa: Covid-19 Pandemic Threatens Push to End Female Genital Mutilation - UNICEF

[UN News] The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out female genital mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate the harmful practice.

Nigeria: Govt Uncovers 96 Financiers of Terrorism

[This Day] The federal government has said that the analysis by the Nigerian FG Intelligence Unit (NFIU), between 2020 and 2021, has revealed 96 financiers of terrorism in Nigeria, 424 associates of the financiers, involvement of about 123 companies and 33 bureaux de change, while also identifying 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators.

Africa: Continent Needs to Ramp Up Covid-19 Vaccination Rate Six-Fold - WHO

[UN News] The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Africa needs to increase six-fold for the continent to meet the 70 per cent target set for the middle of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

West Africa: Burkina Faso Coup - West African Bloc Holds Off On New Sanctions

[DW] Instead of fresh sanctions, leaders called for a return to democracy and the release of ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kabore "within the shortest time." ECOWAS is also deploying soldiers to Guinea-Bissau.

Morocco: Rescuers Race to Save Five-Year-Old Boy Trapped in Well

[DW] Efforts have intensified to rescue a 5-year-old boy who has been stuck in a deep well for almost three days. The case has gripped Northern Africa, sparking a wave of sympathy online.

Guinea Bissau: Are Drug Cartels Behind the Attempted Coup?

[DW] It is still unclear who is behind the attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau. President Embalo claims that the coup plotters wanted to end his fight against drug trafficking. But what about the role of the political elite?

Nigeria: Oil Production Ship Explodes in Nigeria

[VOA] An oil production and storage ship exploded in southern Delta state and 10 crewmembers are feared dead, Nigerian authorities said.

Nigeria: Nigeria Launches Revised Population Policy to Address High Fertility Rate

[Premium Times] "The policy emphasizes the urgency to address Nigeria's sustained high fertility rate, ..."

Nigeria: Only 8% of Nigerians Are Happy With Country's State of Affairs Under Buhari - Report

[Premium Times] About 78 per cent said they were either 'sad' or 'extremely' sad about the current state of Nigeria.

Nigeria: About $6.9 Billion Lost to Boko Haram Insurgency in North-East - Governor Zulum

[Premium Times] "The insurgents have destroyed about 5000 classrooms in Borno State and about 800 municipal buildings, including local government secretariats, prisons and traditional rulers' buildings, among others. Furthermore, they destroyed about 713 energy distribution lines and 1600 water sources."

Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Hinges Hope of Oil Output Recovery On Fighting $4 Billion Yearly Oil Theft

[Premium Times] The so-called bunkering eats away at the Nigeria's daily output by about 10 per cent or 150,000 barrels.

Egypt/Cameroon: Egypt Beat Cameroon On Penalties to Reach AFCON Final

[CAF] Egypt are through to the final of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations after beating hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties at the end of a goalless 120 minutes in Yaounde on Thursday.

Africa's week in pictures: 28 January-3 February 2022

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt coach wants final day against Senegal moved

Egypt assistant boss Diaa al-Sayed wants their Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal to be played on Monday instead of Sunday.

West Africa: Coup Contagion Spreads in West Africa Despite Civilian Support for Democracy

[CFR] A rash of coups in West Africa is forcing a rethink in how Western countries have backed authoritarian governments in the name of stability.

Cameroon 0-0 Egypt (1-3 pens): Mohamed Salah's side into Afcon final

Goalkeeper Gabaski is the hero, saving two penalties as Egypt edge past hosts Cameroon in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to set up an Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal.