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Zimbabweans boil used nappies to get high

Zimbabweans boil used nappies to get high

Poverty-stricken drug users in the African country have turned to a cheaper narcotic.

  • by Peta Thornycroft and Will Brown

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Explosion at illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria kills dozens of workers

Explosion at illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria kills dozens of workers

An explosion at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria killed more than 100 people overnight, a local government official said.

French military accuse Russian mercenaries of staging burials in Mali

French military accuse Russian mercenaries of staging burials in Mali

The tweets and photos accuse the French of leaving mass graves in Mali. Spies have captured videos showing otherwise.

  • by Sam Mednick
South Africans search for survivors in ruins of floods that killed hundreds

South Africans search for survivors in ruins of floods that killed hundreds

The floods in Kwazulu-Natal Province have washed away homes and roads and left thousands without shelter, water and power.

  • by Rogan Ward
‘Human catastrophe’: Hundreds dead in Durban floods

‘Human catastrophe’: Hundreds dead in Durban floods

The steady rain, which came down in droves at times, started late last week and continued almost non-stop, taking away homes, roads and bridges.

  • by John Eligon
Museum raises $174,000 from auction of Nelson Mandela’s arrest-warrant NFT

Museum raises $174,000 from auction of Nelson Mandela’s arrest-warrant NFT

Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa’s first black president, was arrested in 1962 for conspiring to overthrow the white-minority government. 

  • by Loni Prinsloo
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As one war rages, a small humanitarian truce opens in another

As one war rages, a small humanitarian truce opens in another

Ethiopia has faced growing international pressure to ease restrictions on the flow of humanitarian aid into war-ravaged Tigray region cut off by a government assault more than a year ago.

  • by Rodney Muhumuza