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Kenya investigates 'sex attacks' on new mothers at hospital

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:17:31 GMT

Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital decries "untrue" claims and says no incidents have been reported.

Museveni: Uganda may reintroduce executions

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:14:08 GMT

President Yoweri Museveni says he will "hang a few" people who took advantage of his "leniency".

Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:39:36 GMT

Roy Bennett, a farmer who became a thorn in the side of Robert Mugabe, is killed alongside his wife.

South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:44 GMT

Residents will be banned from using more than 50 litres of water a day from next month.

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:13:40 GMT

The healer gave women leaves and herbs that made their stomachs swell up and told them not to see a doctor.

Who is George Weah, Liberia's new president?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:11:46 GMT

How George Weah went from being the world's best footballer to the president of Liberia.

Zambia's traders protest at anti-cholera measures

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:24:05 GMT

Market traders in Zambia protest against government rules aimed at containing an outbreak of cholera.

Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:17:13 GMT

The app that's allowing Africa's fishermen to sell their catches directly to restaurants.

Somali fisherwoman breaks boundaries in Mogadishu

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:08:05 GMT

Riyan Abukar Ali is determined to succeed as a fisherwoman in Somalia, in a trade dominated by men.

Inside Ethiopia's 800-year-old rock churches

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:43:26 GMT

Churches have been carved into the rock in northern Ethiopia for over 800 years.

'Britain is not always preferable to Nigeria'

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:24:49 GMT

Lawyer Aji Ayorinde is looking at swapping his life in London for Lagos.

CHAN 2018: Guinea dismiss coach and file appeal against Sudan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:26:47 GMT

Guinea sack senior national coach Kanfory Bangoura after their early CHAN exit while also filing an appeal that could keep them in the Morocco tournament.

Ajax's Ziyech prepares to face fellow Moroccans in Amsterdam derby

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:44:49 GMT

Ajax Amsterdam's Hakim Ziyech prepares to face a host of fellow Dutch-born Moroccans when his Ajax Amsterdam side play Feyenoord on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:56:21 GMT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.

Zambia and Namibia reach CHAN quarter-finals

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:44:57 GMT

Zambia edged closer to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship in Morocco when beating Ivory Coast 2-0 in Marrakech.

Gbolahan Peter Macjob: Nigeria's six-day Facebook engagement

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:12:08 GMT

"He is the most handsome man I've ever met and I liked him instantly."

Tomi Oladipo: Africa's key security challenges for 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:19:11 GMT

Ongoing wars, terrorism and growing Western involvement in Africa are set to be key themes in 2018.

Catherine Byaruhanga: The African millennials getting into Bitcoin

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:54:08 GMT

African millennials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Africa's week in pictures: 5 - 11 January 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:22:04 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:06:52 GMT

The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.

Africa's year in pictures 2017

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:23:21 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.

Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:51:41 GMT

African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.

Robert Mugabe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:14:25 GMT

A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.

Holiday home

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:02:24 GMT

The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:14:57 GMT

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wrecked lives of Kasai

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:20:41 GMT

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Food security

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

Brian Hungwe: Can Zimbabwe rise from the ashes?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:40:16 GMT

The one thing all Zimbabweans yearn for this year is an economic revival.

Elizabeth Ohene: The year veteran presidents finally moved on

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:57:36 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the African leaders who lost power in 2017.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why Nigerians aim for Europe

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:14:44 GMT

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why Nigerians believe they will be the lucky ones to reach Europe.

Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria needs multi-lingual soldiers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:05:41 GMT

Instead of shouting to be heard, Nigerian soldiers are being told to learn more languages.

Surviving cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:31:27 GMT

Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving hundreds of patients without adequate care.

Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:35:53 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Memories and beauty captured in Africa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:33:51 GMT

Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.

Inside Africa's gated WhatsApp communities

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:04:26 GMT

Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.

Recording the lives of those waiting for clean water

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:39:06 GMT

Photographer Mario Macilau documents a community living with dirty water.

Is Cape Town about to run out of water?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:04:32 GMT

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:15:58 GMT

The countries dismissed by Donald Trump have produced some successful contributors to US society.

#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:00:14 GMT

African-Australians claim #AfricanGangs label to share positive stories in a social media campaign