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South Sudan children ‘forced to watch rape’

Image copyright AFP Image caption In December women from South Sudanese rights groups marched in protest at the suffering women and children face Children...

Arsenal sign Gabon star Aubameyang

Pundits debate winner of ‘transfer triangle’ Arsenal have signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club...

Faith Mussa: Malawi’s electronic one-man band of Afro-soul

Faith Mussa is an Afro-soul singer, songwriter and guitarist, combining traditional African vibes with modern sounds. He dropped by BBC Focus on Africa...

Daughters of African Immigrants Use the Stage to Tell of Two Worlds

The pioneer is Danai Gurira, a 39-year-old Zimbabwean-American actor and writer (best known as Michonne on “The Walking Dead”) whose searing play...

Making boots from hippopotamus and ostrich

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Courteney Boot Company makes just 18 pairs of shoes per day The air is heavy with the...

Cambridge Analytica’s Kenya election role ‘must be investigated’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cambridge Analytica say they played a massive role in the election of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, who...

Senegal’s Diedhiou hopes Bristol City build on Cup experience

Famara Diedhiou of Bristol City helped the English Championship side reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. Senegal and Bristol City striker, Famara...

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn had been Ethiopia’s prime minister since 2012 Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam...

Zimbabwe’s ousted Robert Mugabe: ‘We must undo this disgrace’

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gives his first TV interview since he was ousted from power in November, claiming he was removed through military...

Top African clubs await Champions League draw

Holders Wydad Casablanca seen celebrating after they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt in the 2017 African Champions League Holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco...
Unforgettable wildlife encounters

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

A day trip to the zoo was the highlight of many of our childhoods. Do you remember first seeing an elephant or a penguin, perhaps at London Zoo in Regents Park? As happy as these memories are, however, they have absolutely nothing on the feeling you get when you first...

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Located in North-west Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is arguably one of the most diverse safari destinations in Uganda – in terms of both wildlife and the activities on offer for visitors. From cruises down the River Nile to game drives, nature walks, birding,...

Dickens Olewe: Why Kenya hopes blockchain can end land grabbing

Dickens Olewe: Why Kenya hopes blockchain can end land grabbing

Image caption People put up signs and notices on their properties to ward off land grabbers Kenya sees itself as a technology giant in Africa and has embraced the nickname “Silicon Savannah” – now it has set up a special team to look into how to take...

Rwanda files appeal to Fifa over McKinstry ruling

Rwanda files appeal to Fifa over McKinstry ruling

Fifa has ordered the Rwanda Football Association to pay former coach Johnny McKinstry almost US $200,000 for wrongful dismissal The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has filed an appeal with Fifa over an order to pay former coach Johnny McKinstry a total of...

Malawi mourns death of former captain Jack Chamangwana

Malawi mourns death of former captain Jack Chamangwana

Jack Chamangwana was Malawi’s second most capped player, making 133 appearances for his country Tributes are being paid to one of Malawi’s greatest players, Jack Chamangwana, who died in Blantyre on Sunday aged 61. The former Flames captain had been...

Rwanda delays Cecafa women’s cup four days before kick-off

Rwanda delays Cecafa women’s cup four days before kick-off

Tanzania will have to wait to begin the defence of their Cecafa Women’s Challenge Cup The Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) has been forced to delay the Cecafa Women’s Challenge Cup just four days before kick-off. The east and central African...

‘At his peak he could change games on his own’

‘At his peak he could change games on his own’

Yaya Toure will make his 316th and last appearance for Manchester City against Brighton on Wednesday night. The 34-year-old Ivorian has won three Premier League titles in eight years at Etihad Stadium and Frank Lampard, who played with and against him, tells BBC Sport...

Johannesburg’s rooftop farmer

Johannesburg’s rooftop farmer

Rooftop hydroponics is part of a new “urban agriculture initiative” taking place in the South African city of Johannesburg. This farming – which uses water rather than soils to grow plants – is proving popular among green entrepreneurs, as...

Why Nigerians are enjoying ‘staycations’

Why Nigerians are enjoying ‘staycations’

One of the ways in which Nigeria has attempted to diversify its economy is to bolster tourism and local travel operators are seeing an increasing number of Nigerians embracing holidays at home – even in urban areas. From the city of Lagos, Ijeoma Ndukwe has...

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