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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:14:48 +0200

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Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy after ousting Yahya Jammeh at polls

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:56:00 +0200

Jammeh had tightened his hold on power with the help of the National Intelligence Agency, which protects state security by conducting covert probes.

Egyptians' rights deemed illegal

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The military junta has used the law to effectively block all opposition and curtail the work of NGOs.

Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

They say a recent law violates the Constitution and that it has fuelled violence against queer people.

​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

One of the reasons for Francophone Africa’s mass migration to France is leaders who refuse to go.

Liberians doubt General Butt Naked's altruism

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Liberians were forgiving of the war’s atrocities but some are still apprehensive

AU Commission has no standing in ICC, it's a country's choice to leave - Dlamini-Zuma

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:17:00 +0200

'It’s a purely sovereign decision of each country to join or to pull out,' Dlamini-Zuma said.

Rich countries shirk refugee duty

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:48:00 +0200

The EU is making aid to Africa conditional on it taking back Africans who have fled

Buhari row reveals ‘kitchen cabinet’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:00 +0200

Economic uncertainty has gripped Nigeria as promised reforms fail to materialise

Counting the hours: 14 400 since Itai Dzamara disappeared

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The missing journalist’s brother Patson vows not to remain silent “in the face of increasing oppression” by Zimbabwean authorities.

Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress in African governance

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:42:00 +0200

Almost two-thirds of African citizens live in a country in which safety and rule of law have deteriorated in the last 10 years.

​Dakar’s youth wrestle with ethnic gulfs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Despite embracing urbanism, Senegal’s aspiring athletes are returning to traditional belief systems.

EXCLUSIVE: World Bank stand on Zim saluted

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Recently I penned a letter to the World Bank in response to allegations that it was planning to lend the Zimbabwean government money.

Nigerian army says Shekau has a 'mental issue' after the Boko Haram leader resurfaces

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:48:00 +0200

The army's director, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, reassured citizens that they are capable of defending them from the terrorist group.

LGBTI Africans speak out, despite ongoing repression

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Using the web, Nigerians and Kenyans are discussing issues officials want to keep hidden.

King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

As the Swazi king takes the SADC chair, his vanity projects have come under scrutiny.

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Washington to calm IMF, investor fears

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:17:00 +0200

A scandal involving money borrowed by the country before Nyusi took office last year is set to overshadow the head of state's meetings.

Botswana LGBTI activists push to keep 'kill the gays' pastor out of their country

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0200

An LGBTI organisation in the country has initiated an online petition against Steven Anderson's visit to establish a branch of his church there.

Mugabe vows to 'deal harshly' with social movements calling for his resignation

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:41:00 +0200

Zimbabwe's president says the ongoing protests in the country are a nuisance and that his government's patience 'has run out'.

Tanzania pushes for delay to regional EU trade deal amid concerns over their industry

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

'The trade deal with the EU gives East African Community member states duty- and quota-free access for their goods to the EU'