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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:14:25 +0200

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South Africa condemns deadly Mogadishu attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:53:00 +0200

The international relations department said “the SA government will continue to ... explore long-term solutions to the scourge of terrorism"

​The unsung heroes responding to Somalia’s deadliest attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:48:00 +0200

Without Aamin Ambulance, the horrifying death toll would have been even higher

Somalia: Former al-Shabab militants share their story

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:26:00 +0200

Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave?

Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:17:00 +0200

​At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu

Fresh hope for Zambia's children with disabilities

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:32:00 +0200

A new hydrotherapy centre in Zambia's capital is making an impact in the special needs field

Postponed Congo presidential vote further delayed until 2019

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:08:00 +0200

Congo's opposition agreed to postpone presidential elections until the end of 2017, but President Kabila's electoral commission has delayed it again

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing as death toll surges to 276

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:17:00 +0200

World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing.

Election fracas tests a tense Kenya

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Kenya's preparation for new presidential elections changed as opposition leader Raila Odinga and his party dropped out of the race.

Liberia changes the guard

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The departure of UN peacekeepers may be a bigger change than the election of a new leader

‘Hey Google, our breasts aren’t sexual’

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:22:00 +0200

The multinational’s restrictions on videos of Reed Dancers sexualise cultural practices, say critics

Violence erupts in Kenya over new election law

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:18:00 +0200

Kenyan police fired tear gas at protesters a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the election race.

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the Kenyan election rerun?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:41:00 +0200

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced that he would not stand in a court-ordered rerun of August's presidential election.

Kenya opposition protests as poll body mulls next step

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:40:00 +0200

Kenya still has grim memories of the perils of post-election violence, with a disputed 2007 poll sparking politically-motivated clashes.

Activist arrested for calling Mugabe 'dead man walking'

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:05:00 +0200

Zimbabwe's ruling party is cracking down on critics of the 93-year old president as ZANU-PF endorses him as the candidate for the 2018 election

Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:57:00 +0200

The current crisis was sparked on August 28 after a single fatality in the central town of Ankazobe.

​Raila Odinga: Why we pulled out of Kenya’s presidential election

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:47:00 +0200

The following is an extract from a statement released by Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance on Tuesday, 10 October.

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:51:00 +0200

Books like Adichie’s “America​nah” and Gyasi’s “Home​going” have confounded neat divisions between Western and African literary traditions.

Côte d’Ivoire's African art museum gets new lease of life

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:29:00 +0200

The museum has planned a "ghost collection" to keep the memory of vanished pieces alive and to recognise illicit trafficking in historical objects,

Mugabe snubs a top succession candidate in reshuffle

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:26:00 +0200

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced by ruling ZANU-PF party loyalist Happyton Bonyongwe.

Five things to know about Liberia's election

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:22:00 +0200

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.