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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:38:47 +0200

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Mugabe turns 93, vows to rule on despite health fears

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:43:00 +0200

The ruling Zanu-PF party is to spend about $2.5-million on the birthday celebration, local media reports said.

Tunisia fashions its style on past heritage

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Tunisian designers are making their mark with outfits inspired by their country’s heritage

Libya, a failed state in waiting

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

On the sixth anniversary of Gaddafi’s fall, political and economic turmoil prevails

Appsolutely fabulous

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

A Nigerian app offers a fun way for African children to learn their mother tongue.

Imperfect ICC can play a critical role

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The African Union’s withdrawal strategy should be seen as a wake-up call to re-evaluate the court.

Zimbabwean #ThisFlag activist Evan Mawarire arrested at Harare airport

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:35:00 +0200

He was returning to the country after he'd sought safety from Mugabe's men first to South Africa and then in the United States

No hurry to probe French CAR troops accused of child rape

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

More abuses of power by peacekeepers are coming to light as red tape delays justice

No hurry to probe French CAR troops accused of child rape

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

More abuses of power by peacekeepers are coming to light as red tape delays justice.

​Botswana’s football has a new identity

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The Rainbow Identity Association started the annual Soccer and Gender Tournament four years ago.

New Gambia VP named, has vowed to retrieve Jammeh 'plunder'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:11:00 +0200

The alleged plunder of some $11m by Jammeh as he clung on to power has left the tiny African country in financial difficulty, a Barrow aide said.

Exiled strongman Jammeh 'plundered' Gambia coffers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:37:00 +0200

Gambia's former president plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers "empty", an aide to the new president said.

So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0200

While Jammeh has been ostracised by regional body Ecowas, SADC did no such thing nine years ago.

African forces suspend operation in Gambia for final talks

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:55:00 +0200

Long-ruling Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, has until midday Friday to hand over power and agree to leave the country.

Stakes high in the Gambia

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, a researcher on conflict prevention in West Africa speaks to Julius Maina about military intervention in the Gambia.

Five things to know about the Gambia

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:59:00 +0200

Here are five things to know about the small West African nation.

​Ethnic unrest besets Ethiopia

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

Amhara nationalism is on the rise as the group once regarded as a colonial elite now feels it is the target of government repression.

​Gambian president unbowed

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

Jammeh slammed the organisations for taking “unprecedented and hasty resolutions against our republic and Constitution”.

The African elections you need to keep an eye on in 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:14:00 +0200

Here are the key elections to watch and a handy calendar produced by the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.

​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Should Libya hit the target of 900 000 barrels a day, it would replace about one-third of the supplies being cut by other Opec nations.

​A timeline of DRC’s chase for democracy

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

A transition authority will be set up — headed by veteran opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi and a prime minister named from opposition ranks.