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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:21:04 +0200

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Somali women sidestep taboos to play football

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

'The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, owing to societal pressures as well as fear of al-Shabab'

Home away from home: The rise of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:10:00 +0200

Between 2010 and 2017, the number of people emigrating from sub-Saharan countries to other regions grew by 31%

Africa’s free trade fairy tale

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:17:00 +0200

A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:09:00 +0200

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

UN: South African peacekeepers in DRC face paternity claims

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:40:00 +0200

The latest allegations have surfaced a month after South African troops were accused of sexually exploiting women in North Kivu.

Ethiopia's state of emergency could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:52:00 +0200

Following the resignation of its prime minister, Ethiopia finds itself on the precipice of widespread political unrest.

Nairobi can fix its serious waste problem

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:12:00 +0200

Nairobi has failed to prioritise waste disposal which means that it has a massive garbage problem.

African governments leave women out of digital revolution

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:06:00 +0200

Despite governments having collected over $400-million to provide universal connectivity, women remain unconnected from the internet.

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:50:00 +0200

A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa

Lord Hain’s Zimbabwe hypocrisy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The British peer and anti-corruption campaigner, who spoke out against state capture, is doing business with some controversial characters

Tanzanian journalist recounts his midnight flight from assassins

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Veteran Tanzanian journalist, and government critic, recounts his escape from assassins – and describes the country’s climate of fear

A climate of change for cash cows

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Understanding why farmers in Southern Africa are reluctant to cash in their investment is key to mitigating the effects of climate change

Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Vanilla is more expensive than silver, which makes it big business for the island’s poor– and the pod mafia

DRC leader launches election bid in SA

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Announcement comes as SA increases pressure on President Kabila to stick to the new election timetable

Sierra Leone can do better, says Afropop star

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:12:00 +0200

The newly elected crop of politicians may promise the same, but should they fail to deliver they know that Emmerson will be on their case

How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:40:00 +0200

The majority of the “formal” and officially acknowledged taxes aren’t fed into the formal hierarchy and revenue flow as they are supposed to be

Bono’s charity admits to ‘toxic’ bullying at South Africa office

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:35:00 +0200

​The ONE Campaign―the anti-corruption charity fronted by U2 lead singer Bono― is embroiled in a major bullying scandal

Zambia's crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:07:00 +0200

​No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls

Rumbles follow Sierra Leone elections

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

“There are complaints from the opposition that the ruling party’s partisans are stuffing ballots”

Mali farmers plant seeds of hope

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Crops such as fonio, a plant indigenous to West Africa, rather than those planted for export, are being grown to fight hunger and climate change