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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:49:45 +0200

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Ugandan musicians charged for disturbing the President's peace

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:38:00 +0200

Singer David Mugema and music producer John Muwanguzi were accused of having disseminated a tune titled "Wumula", meaning "retire".



The exit of Africa’s richest woman could revitalise Angola’s cash cow

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:17:00 +0200

New Angolan president João Lourenço is not sitting idle while the descendants of Dos Santos rule over the country’s most profitable institutions.



Kenya’s woes far from over after Kenyatta’s ‘coronation’

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200

In controversial circumstances, Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated again as president of the Republic of Kenya, but he is the people's president.



Can an old croc learn new tricks?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Mixed messages from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first few days in office



Congo's quiet collapse

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200

A long way from the capital Kinshasa, this rural province in northwestern DRC is slowly falling apart



South Africa and Morocco set to re-establish diplomatic relations

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:54:00 +0200

​South Africa and Morocco look set to re-establish diplomatic relations after 13 years of giving each other the cold shoulder



After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:42:00 +0200

​In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace, commentators are rushing to ask: Which long-term African leader is next in line to hit the dust?



Slavery dominates discussion at AU-EU Summit

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:58:00 +0200

​Modern-day slave markets in Libya were on the lips of African and European leaders at the opening of the summit in Abidjan



Algeria's independent press fears for its survival

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:09:00 +0200

Algeria's "democratic spring" that followed widespread protests in October 1988 put an end to a state monopoly of the media.



A tale of human traffickers and Libyan slave markets

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:04:00 +0200

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya, but many do not survive the journey across the desert.



Evacuate migrants enslaved in Libya, urges France's Macron

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:55:00 +0200

Bound for the EU-Africa summit, President Macron told Burkina Faso students that migrant trafficking was a "crime against humanity."



Plenty to discuss as African, European leaders meet in Abidjan

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:13:00 +0200

With the summit dealing with migration issues as part of its pro-youth focus, many countries want the AU-EU summit to condemn the practice of slavery



Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave one dead

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:51:00 +0200

President Kenyatta vowed to unite Kenya; while opposition Raila Odinga rejected Kenyatta's inauguration, claiming he is the legitimate president



International oil giant is 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:26:00 +0200

Shell allegedly helped Nigeria's military commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s.



Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:07:00 +0200

​Kenyan police clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters ahead of the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta after two disputed polls



China hails Zimbabwe's new leader, but denies role in power transition

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:44:00 +0200

​China congratulated Zimbabwe's new President but denied it played any part in his takeover or in the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.



Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:47:00 +0200

Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data



Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:23:00 +0200

Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change as he was sworn as Zimbabwe's president Friday.



Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:14:00 +0200

Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over Friday as Zimbabwe's president, is a hardliner with ties to the military.



Mugabe's final offer: 'I'll trade Grace for power'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Even as pressure increased and right until the last hour, Robert Mugabe fought to stay in power