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Sudanese officials visit West Darfur after clashes
KHARTOUM, April 12 (Reuters) - The head of Sudan's ruling council visited West Darfur state on Monday with other senior officials after violence in which scores of people were killed.
Twitter to open first Africa office to tap fast-growing market
DAKAR (Reuters) - Twitter Inc will open its first African office in Ghana, it said on Monday, as the social media company seeks to make inroads in some of the world's fastest-growing markets.
UPDATE 4-Somali legislature in dispute over extension of presidential term
MOGADISHU, April 12 (Reuters) - Somalia's lower house of parliament voted on Monday to extend the president's term for another two years but the Senate rejected it - a standoff deepening divisions that analysts say are hampering the fight against Islamist insurgents.
Egyptian and Qatari leaders exchange wishes at start of Ramadan
CAIRO, April 12 (Reuters) - Qatar's emir called Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday to exchange wishes at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Egypt's presidency said in a statement, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries.
Congo names new cabinet, cementing president's power over predecessor
KINSHASA, April 12 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Prime Minister announced a new cabinet on Monday, completing a government overhaul by President Felix Tshisekedi that strengthens his hold on power.
UPDATE 1-Botswana probes deaths of two people who took AstraZeneca shot
GABORONE, April 12 (Reuters) - Botswana is investigating the deaths of two among thousands of people who had been given doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.
IMF's Okamoto says aiming to distribute SDR reserves this summer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has a goal of distributing a $650 billion allocation of Special Drawing Rights monetary reserves to member countries this summer, IMF First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto said on Monday.
UPDATE 1-Africa must expand vaccine production, leaders say
JOHANNESBURG, April 12 (Reuters) - Africa must expand vaccine manufacturing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies, including by forging partnerships to boost expertise and investment, continental leaders and international health officials said on Monday.
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