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Human remains, wreckage f-rom EgyptAir...

EGYPT’S civil aviation minister has told relatives of the passengers of the EgyptAir crash there are...

How South African women are reclaiming...

African women have worn headscarves for many years for religious, cultural reasons and even as a...

Kenyan police launch inquiry over attack...

Video appears to shows three officers taking turns to hit and kick apparently unconscious man who...

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain...

The crucial black boxes f-rom EgyptAir Flight 804 have yet to be recovered after the plane...

Oscar Pistorius legal team pushes for...

REEVA Steenkamp’s father broke down in court as he told a dramatic sentencing hearing that Oscar...

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir flight MS804 found, says Greece

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir...

Greek defence minister says debris also including suitcases discovered, but that cause of crash...

Nigerian actress Rahma Sadau banned...

A leading Nigerian actress has been banned from the Hausa-language film industry because of her...

Oscar Pistorius: ‘Reeva wouldn’t want me...

IN a new television interview, convicted killer Oscar Pistorius has said he doesn’t want to go back...

U.S. Special Forces in Somalia firefight

No U.S. troops were wounded in what quickly turned into a firefight. Ugandan troops

Congolese nostalgic for era of Mobutu, the 'leopard of Zaire' - France 24

Congolese nostalgic for era of Mobutu, the 'leopard of Zaire'

  •   02/11/2018 09:40:00 PM
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More than 20 years after the fall of the charismatic Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the vast African country with an iron fist from 1965 to 1997, many Congolese look back fondly on the era of "Papa Marshal", as he was nicknamed. Our reporters went to DR Congo to explore the legacy of the longtime strongman.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, center, Jordan's King Abdullah II second left, and Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, second right, attend the Future Inves

In Africa, praise for Saudi Arabia reveals diplomatic dance

  •   24/10/2018 10:05:00 PM
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Across the continent in Mauritania, the Islamic republic has twice issued statements in support of Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi's disappearance, saying: "Mauritania is also confident in Saudi justice." Another foreign ministry statement denounced the "campaign of false allegations.

© AFP file photo | In power since 1982, Paul Biya is Africa's longest-serving president.

Cameroon's Biya re-elected for seventh term with 71% of vote

  •   23/10/2018 12:41:00 AM
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Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region.
 

How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression

How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression

  •   21/10/2018 10:50:00 AM
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Zimbabwe is pioneering a groundbreaking mental health programme with stunning results – and the rest of the world is taking note.

Katie Meyler hugs a childImage copyrightINSTAGRAM/ KATIE MEYLER / Katie Meyler's work has been celebrated by leading philanthropists but allegations of a sex abuse cover-up have emerged

More Than Me CEO temporarily resigns amid Liberia rape scandal

  •   16/10/2018 12:43:00 PM
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The CEO of a US-backed academy in Liberia has temporarily resigned after a report found that dozens of girls were allegedly raped by an employee.

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Ramaphosa pledges to accelerate return of lands to black South Africans

  •   15/10/2018 10:16:00 PM
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the controversial land reform proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year.

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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped outside luxury hotel

  •   12/10/2018 04:50:00 AM
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A motive is still unclear.

© Ludovic Marin, AFP | Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, who is running for Secretary General of the International Organisation de La Francophonie (OIF), at the UN General Assembly, September 25, 2018.

France backs controversial Rwandan candidate to head Francophonie

  •   11/10/2018 03:47:00 AM
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The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) chooses its new leader at a summit in Armenia on Thursday and Friday. But the French-backed candidacy of Rwandan foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo has caused a great deal of controversy.

CBC.ca / Maurice Kamto, a presidential candidate for the opposition Cameron Renaissance Movement, declared he had won the country's presidential election on Monday.

Cameroon opposition candidate Kamto claims presidential poll win

  •   09/10/2018 05:25:00 AM
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Maurice Kamto, a leading opposition challenger to President Paul Biya, claimed victory on Monday in Cameroon's presidential election despite a government warning not to announce unofficial results. 

DAILY GRAPHIC / Melania Trump paid a courtesy call on the local chief Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II before visiting the fort

Melania Trump, US first lady, visits Ghana slave fort

  •   04/10/2018 12:36:00 AM
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US First Lady Melania Trump has visited a former slave fort in Ghana on the second day of her solo trip to Africa.

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Ramaphosa to UNGA: Seized South African farmlands ‘to be shared by all’

  •   27/09/2018 09:04:00 AM
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warned the UN General Assembly that his government is planning to implement controversial reforms to correct racially skewed land-ownership patterns.

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Chicago: Three artists challenging African-American stereotypes

  •   16/09/2018 11:03:00 AM
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Three photographers are exhibiting work that confronts the way African-Americans are often perceived in art, the workplace, and through their physical appearance.

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Algerian singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59 in Paris

  •   13/09/2018 02:46:00 AM
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Algerian-born singer Rachid Taha has died of a heart attack at home in Paris aged 59, his family said.

EPA / Hundreds were killed as security forces dispersed a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in 2013

Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

  •   08/09/2018 11:22:00 PM
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Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013.

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Somalia's capital Mogadishu hit by huge explosion

  •   02/09/2018 10:28:00 PM
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A suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing a nearby school to collapse, police say.

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South Africa’s ruling ANC says land expropriation bill withdrawn for further reconsideration

  •   28/08/2018 10:00:00 PM
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A bill allowing the South African government to seize private land without compensation has been withdrawn by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works pending further study, according to the ruling African National Congress.

BBC / Congolese opponent Jean-Pierre Bemba (C), speaks to the press after applying

DRC deems candidacy of former warlord Bemba 'inadmissible'

  •   26/08/2018 01:16:00 AM
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Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's candidacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming presidential elections was deemed "inadmissible" by the country's election commission on Friday, as opposition groups cried foul.

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Rodger Bosch/AFPSource:AFP

South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

  •   20/08/2018 09:04:00 PM
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SOUTH Africa has targeted the first two farms for unilateral seizure after the owners refused an offer of one-tenth of the land’s value.

Colourful homes in the desirable district of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Anne-Marie Weber/Getty Images

In the Cape Town enclave that survived apartheid, the new enemy is gentrification

  •   19/08/2018 11:18:00 PM
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Picturesque Bo-Kaap was for decades the home of Muslim residents. Now, as some cash in on soaring house prices, others want to hold on to their history

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