More than two million people in the 53 countries of the World Health Organisation's European region have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19.
A vaccination campaign will begin within days as health authorities scramble to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It is unclear if a commercial tanker that ran aground in Tunisia carrying 750 tons of diesel is leaking fuel.
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Newly released figures have supported growing concern official tolls significantly underestimate the true magnitude of COVID deaths, with the virus believed to have killed one in every 200 South Africans.
The United Nations' Environment Assembly has voted unanimously to create a legally binding global treaty to battle plastic pollution.
Dr Andrew Browning says Australia is at risk while Africa and other developing nations are unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Australia has reported a record number of COVID cases, joining countries across the world in their scramble to contain the virus amid uncertainty about the seriousness of the Omicron variant.
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Sudan's military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has consolidated power after a coup by appointing himself chairman of a new ‘Sovereign Council’.
High-profile Tigrayans, from bank officials to religious leaders, are being rounded up by government authorities, reports say, as conflict rages in Ethiopia.
Ousted Sudanese prime minister Abdalla Hamdok has urged all detainees be released and governing bodies restored before he agrees to a deal with coup leaders.
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Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed at least eight people near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.
Nigeria's air force says it may have killed civilians by mistake amid reports nine people have died in the country's northeast.
France's president has announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader, calling Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi's killing ‘a major success’.
South African scientists say they have identified a new coronavirus variant that has a concerning number of mutations and appears to be more transmissible.
A school principal says six of the scores of students who were abducted from a Nigerian school have died, with the kidnappers urging the ransom still be met.
The number of dead from an attack on a convoy by Islamist miliants in northern Burkina Faso has risen to 80, the government says.
Algeria's president says more than 20 arsonists have been arrested following the worst wildfires in the country's history.
A crowd has attacked Indian-owned businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a furore over a student's death in India.
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