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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Generosity of strangers stuns struggling Nigerian mother

A woman featured on a BBC video struggling to feed her children is overwhelmed by the help she has received.

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South African student shot dead by stray bullet

The student was in a passing bus when a gunman killed two men in a car in Johannesburg, police say.

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Opposition leader killed in Chad shootout

A prosecutor confirms that Yaya Dillo died in an exchange of heavy gunfire with security forces.

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Cost of living: ‘There is nothing in the fridge’

Cameroonians are grappling with a fuel price hike as well as soaring food costs.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Several killed in attack on security HQ in Chad

The assault comes hours after Chad announced a date for presidential elections.

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Ex-Guinea opposition leader named prime minister

Mamadou Oury Bah, who is due to set up a new government, says he will work to alleviate hardships.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Six arrested over murder of South African rapper AKA

The shooting dead of the performer and his friend at a restaurant last year shocked South Africans.

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'My mother’s body was left by smugglers in the desert'

Those escaping Sudan’s conflict have been turning to people smugglers, with deadly consequences.

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Dozens die after bus falls off bridge in Mali

Malians and citizens from other regions in West Africa are said to be among the victims.

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Italian family seized by jihadists in Mali freed

A Jehovah's Witness couple and their son are released following their abduction in May 2022.

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Rhino poaching on the rise in South Africa

Nearly 500 were killed in 2023 with hunters moving away from previous poaching hotspots.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Why Nigeria's economy is in such a mess

Nigeria is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a generation, leading to nationwide protests.

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Dozens killed during prayers at Burkina Faso mosque

The authorities say it happened on the same day that churchgoers were killed during morning mass.

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Mauritius blocks cruise ship over cholera fears

Some passengers are believed to have developed mild symptoms of stomach illness during a trip to South Africa.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Africa Live: Africa's largest mosque opens in Algeria

The massive mosque is spread across 70 acres and can hold up to 120,000 worshippers - and more.

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At least 15 dead in Burkina Faso church attack

It the latest atrocity in the country to be attributed to Islamist militants.

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Surge in patriotism as Namibia president laid to rest

A huge crowd attends Hage Geingob's funeral following his death at the age of 82 from cancer.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

SA's ANC pitches for votes as majority threatened

President Ramaphosa says the government "will do better" as other parties eat away at its support.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

France expels 'radical' Tunisian imam for flag slur

Immigration reforms have made it easier for the French government to forcibly remove foreign residents.

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Senegal's president agrees to step down in April

Macky Sall's attempt to postpone the elections has thrown Senegal into political turmoil.

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Thousands mourn marathon star destined for greatness

People pay their respects at the funeral of world record holder Kelvin Kiptum who died at 24.

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Trumpets, turtles and talons: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ghana's Black Queens wait on unpaid bonuses

Ghana's women's football team will be paid the bonuses they are due before Friday's Olympic Games qualifier, an official confirms.

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South Africa's parliament impeaches top judge

This historic move will see John Hlophe removed as the leading judge in Western Cape province.

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Cyber-attack hits Malawi's immigration service

President Lazarus Chakwera says the government will not give in to the hackers' ransom demand.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Libyan government says militias to leave Tripoli

Armed groups controlling the capital for years have struck a deal to quit, after a series of deadly clashes.

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The sacrifices key to Kenya's late marathon legend

Kelvin Kiptum is to be buried in his village in Kenyan where his family remember what made him special.

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South Africa boosts welfare grants ahead of May poll

The governing ANC is expected to face its toughest election since it took power 30 years ago.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The awful conditions that cattle are kept in on ships

The stench from a vessel loaded with cattle which engulfed Cape Town has drawn attention to a wider issue.

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Tanzania's Ramadhani Brothers win AGT: Fantasy League

Known for their daring head-balancing routines, the duo take home $250,000 in prize money.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigerian university

The veterinarian technologist had been taking care of the university's lions for nine years.

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Guinea's military junta dissolves government

Ministers in the dissolved government have been ordered to surrender their passports.

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How Russia has rebranded Wagner in Africa

Russia has taken the mercenary group into its intelligence services, using it to destabilise Africa.

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Cape Town stink blamed on cattle ship

A "nauseating" stench engulfing the South African city comes from a ship carrying 19,000 cows, officials say.

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Senegalese man convicted over UK migrant deaths

Four people drowned when an overcrowded dinghy steered by Ibrahima Bah began to sink on a crossing.

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African Union bans trade in donkey skin

Animal welfare charities welcome the African Union decision to ban the donkey skin trade across the continent.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Africa Live: Snakes used to terrorise Nigeria kidnap victims

Some victims are taken to snake-infested areas to make them raise ransoms - and more.

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African hero Nyerere honoured by new statue

African leaders pay tribute to Tanzania's founding father as a statue to him is unveiled in Ethiopia.

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Sacked Twitter staff in Ghana finally get pay-off

Former workers at X's Africa base say they have got their severance pay after a year-long campaign.

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Conjoined twins given days to live are proving world wrong

Marieme and Ndeye, seven, were not expected to survive for more than a few days after they were born.

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South Africa cricket great Procter dies aged 77

Former South Africa all-rounder Mike Procter dies aged 77, his family say.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

West Africa’s Michelin-starred cuisine wows London

African fine dining is often overlooked, but now restaurants are getting their just deserts.

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AU chief urges more action on Africa instability

War in Sudan and instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo are priorities for the bloc's summit.

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Thousands march in Senegal demanding election date

Protesters say the vote must go ahead after President Macky Sall's bid to delay it was overturned in court.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Will Africa Union ban the export of donkey meat?

The quest to stop the slaughter of working donkeys, as demand grows for a traditional remedy made from their skin.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Senegal election delay ruled unlawful

The Constitutional Court annuls President Macky Sall's decree moving this month's vote to December.

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Seychelles drops opposition leader's witchcraft case

Patrick Herminie, who wants to run for the presidency, says the case was politically motivated.

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Ivory Coast and Nigeria climb in world rankings

Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast climb 10 places in the Fifa world rankings, while runners-up Nigeria move up to 28th.

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South African troops killed in DR Congo attack

These are the nation's first fatalities since a recent deployment to support the Congolese army.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The religion that shaped Bob Marley's hair

As a new film about the reggae star's life comes out, here's all you need to know about his Rastafarian faith.

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Kundananji's path to breaking women's transfer record

How Zambia forward Racheal Kundananji became the most expensive women's footballer in history after moving to NWSL club Bay FC.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Nigerians turn to rice that's normally thrown away

"Afafata" rice is usually discarded but rising prices mean many northern families are now eating it.

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Cash and villas for footballers after Africa triumph

Players of both winners Ivory Coast and runners-up Nigeria get handsome rewards from their presidents.

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Pregnant woman among dozens massacred in Ethiopia

At least 45 civilians were killed in door-to-door raids by Ethiopian troops last month, a rights body says.

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The winners and losers from memorable Afcon finals

BBC Sport Africa takes a look at the winners and losers from Afcon 2023, including VAR technology and Mohamed Salah's misery.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

How Nigerians console themselves after Afcon heartbreak

Nigerians are finding ways to get over the heartbreak of losing the Africa Cup of Nations final.

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Kiptum - the marathon runner destined for greatness

Kenyan athlete Kelvin Kiptum was on the cusp of greatness when his life was cut short in an accident.

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'We feel betrayed' - why anger has engulfed Senegal

Imams and protesters unite in anger at a poll delay rocking Senegal's democratic credentials.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Africa Live: Ghana opposition rejects bid to change election date

The opposition says the proposal to push polls backwards to November from December this year not feasible - and more stories

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Haller gives Ivory Coast victory in Afcon final

Sebastien Haller is the hero again as Ivory Coast come from behind to beat Nigeria and win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

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Afcon: Nigeria lead hosts Ivory Coast in final - watch & follow text

Watch live coverage and follow text updates of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final as Nigeria take on Ivory Coast.

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Nigerian bank chief killed in US helicopter crash

The head of Nigeria's largest bank has been killed when a helicopter he was flying in crashed in California desert.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Biden gaffe sparks 'they've both got pyramids' jokes

By confusing the Mexican and Egyptian presidents Joe Biden sparked jokes in both countries.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Clashes spread in Senegal over election delay

A first fatality is reported, amid warnings the West African nation could lose its image as a stable democracy.

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Guilty verdict in sensational Kenya murder trial

The fiance of a popular news presenter is convicted of killing a businesswoman five years ago.

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The president who vowed not to overstay but plans to

After promising to not to extend his term of office in 2012 has Senegal's leader Macky Sall gone back on his word?

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Haller bids to cap remarkable return in Afcon final

Sebastien Haller fired Ivory Coast into the 2023 Nations Cup final, having returned to action 13 months ago after testicular cancer.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Cocoa price hits record high as El Niño hurts crops

The cost of the key ingredient for making chocolate has roughly doubled since the start of last year.

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Nigeria's Troost-Ekong dreams of lifting Afcon trophy

Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong says lifting the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations trophy would be an "amazing" moment.

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Victorious Nigerians taunt South Africans with Tyla hit

South Africa's Tyla beat Nigerian superstars at the Grammys - but their footballers get revenge.

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Ghana suspends controversial power tax after uproar

Trade unions have warned that the 15% tax on domestic users will worsen the cost-of-living crisis.

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US murder fugitive escapes custody in Kenya

Kelvin Kangethe was being detained in Kenya pending the processing of his extradition to the US.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Nigeria reach Afcon final after penalty shootout

Stanley Nwabali saves two penalties to help Nigeria reach the Afcon 2023 final following a dramatic 1-1 draw with South Africa.

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Afcon semi-finals: Nigeria 0-0 South Africa - watch & follow updates

Watch live and follow text updates from both Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, starting with Nigeria v South Africa.

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War-torn Sudan hit by internet blackout

The internet outage comes on top of a 10-month civil war which has forced nine million from their homes.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Nigeria and South Africa ready to resume rivalry

Three-time African champions Nigeria will rekindle their continental rivalry with South Africa in the 2023 Afcon semi-finals.

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DR Congo squad use Afcon spotlight to call for peace

DR Congo players are using their semi-final appearance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to call for peace in their homeland.

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Four appear in court over fatal Kenya gas blast

The explosion in a densely populated neighbourhood in the capital killed six people last week.

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Nigerian pastor arrested over alleged $1m fraud

Theo O Ebonyi, accused of swindling his followers and others, dismisses news of his arrest as fake.

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Is Senegal's democracy under threat?

The west African nation has never had a coup but many are worried that recent unrest could escalate.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Spice islands of Zanzibar running out of beer

There are fears the alcohol shortage could hit the Indian Ocean islands' tourism sector

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Tyla's Grammy win fuels South Africa-Nigeria rivalry

South Africa's Tyla beats four Nigerian stars at the Grammys, as the rivals prepare for the Afcon semi-final.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

UK warns of risk of famine in Ethiopia

James Landale travels with the UK Africa minister to northern Ethiopia, where the situation is deteriorating.

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Africa Live: SA's Tyla shines as Nigeria stars miss out in Grammy glory

South African singer Tyla wins the inaugural Best African Music Performance, edging out Nigeria's Burna Boy and Davido - and more stories

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South Africa keeper 'should be minister to save economy'

South Africa goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams should be made his country's finance minister to "save the economy", jokes Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana.

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Zimbabwe's governing party wins two-thirds majority

The results of by-elections triggered under controversial conditions give Zanu-PF a super-majority.

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Why Kenyan men fail to condemn deadly misogyny

Rising cases of femicide reveal entrenched sexist attitudes in the East African nation.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Ivory Coast net 122nd-minute winner to reach semis

Ivory Coast produce another amazing Africa Cup of Nations escape act as Oumar Diakite's 122nd-minute winner sends the 10-man hosts into the semi-finals.

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SA goalkeeper saves four penalties in shootout win

Ronwen Williams saves four penalties to help South Africa reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Senegal's president delays election amid tension

Macky Sall says the row over who has been barred from the presidential poll could harm the ballot.

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Wissa penalty helps DR Congo into Afcon last four

Yoane Wissa scores a penalty as DR Congo come from behind to beat Guinea 3-1 in the quarter-finals at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Nigerian monarch shot dead and wife kidnapped

Gunmen stormed the palace of traditional ruler Segun Aremu amid concern about a wave of abductions.

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Nollywood star sentenced for stepping on naira notes

She pleaded guilty to tampering with the cash while dancing at a friend's wedding, authorities say.

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Survivors being treated after Kenya gas explosion

Police are securing the scene in the capital after a blast ripped through a part of the city.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Fire and water: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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At least 29 injured in Kenya gas plant explosion

Witnesses described feeling tremors immediately after the blast in south-east Nairobi.

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Referee, cop and mother – Morocco’s Karboubi

Bouchra Karboubi, the only female referee at Afcon 2023, on promoting fair play and fighting female stereotypes in the Arab world.

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