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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ethiopia land violence leaves thousands homeless

Almost 29,000 people are displaced by fighting along the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions.

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US agrees to pull troops out of Niger

It means the US will lose its primary base where it monitors regional Islamist activity.

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Togo passes laws removing president's term limits

Authorities say the reforms are necessary, but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

The man clothing London's brutalist icon

Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama gives a well-loved London landmark a bold pink makeover.

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Top three stripped of medals in Beijing half marathon

The top three finishers of the Beijing half marathon are stripped of their medals after an investigation into the controversial result.

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Mboma 'did not lose hope' during 20-month lay-off

Sprinter Christine Mboma says an enforced hiatus impacted her mental health but she did not lose hope of a return.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kenya's leader holds crisis talks after helicopter crash

A military helicopter reportedly carrying senior military officers has crashed and caught fire.

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Burkina Faso's junta expels French diplomats

The junta has accused three diplomats of "subversive activities", which France has denied.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Pro cyclist to race while living in asylum hotel

Trhas Tesfay was a champion cyclist in Ethiopia but came to the UK last year to seek asylum.

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Deadly Africa heat caused by human-induced warming

Extreme heat linked to the deaths of hundreds of people would not have happened without global warming.

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The mega-pastor pushing anti-vaccine conspiracy theories

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is targeting the new malaria vaccines as African countries start their rollout.

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What will it take for Africa to host the Olympics?

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are 100 days away, but Africa has never hosted the world's biggest sporting event.

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Walsh to help Zimbabwe women's T20 World Cup bid

West Indies legend Courtney Walsh will be a coaching consultant as Zimbabwe's women bid to reach a first T20 World Cup.

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Nigerian socialite charged for throwing money in air

Cubana Chief Priest is the latest celebrity to fall foul of a crackdown on "abusing" banknotes.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sudan War: 'Tell me how to make it stop'

Slam poet Emi Mahmoud wants the world not to forget Sudan, one year into its civil war.

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Togo opposition denounces presidential 'power grab'

Authorities say the reforms are necessary - but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Sudan War: 'Tell me how to make it stop'

Slam poet Emi Mahmoud wants the world not to forget Sudan, one year into its civil war.

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Controversial half marathon result being investigated

Organisers of the Beijing half marathon will investigate allegations that three African athletes deliberately allowed China's star runner He Jie to win Sunday's race.

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Vinicius 'can't fight racism alone' in Spain

Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr "can't fight racism alone" in Spain, says a player banned for confronting a fan about alleged abuse.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Africa Live: Tanzania floods kill nearly 60 in two weeks

Thousands of households have been affected and over 75,000 farms damaged by flooding, the government says - and more stories

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Watching my country fall apart day-by-day

Zeinab Mohammed Salih reflects on what has happened to Sudan since fighting broke out a year ago.

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Somali pirates free ship after ransom reportedly paid

The Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel and its crew were seized last month off Somalia's coast.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

The 276 schoolgirls whose kidnap shocked the world

Most of the Chibok girls abducted 10 years ago in Nigeria are now free but some feel badly let down.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

The children living between starvation and death

Millions have fled Sudan's year-long civil war and hunger is now leading to the deaths of many children.

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Kipchoge 'expects' to win third Olympic marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has "huge expectation" to win a historic third successive Olympic marathon gold medal in Paris this year.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Happy horsemen and replica guns: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

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Dozens of prisoners walk out of Comoros jail

The public prosecutor blames lax security, but a government spokesman suspects it was pre-planned.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Top Ethiopian opposition figure shot dead

In recent years Ethiopia has seen an increase in the killing of political and cultural figures.

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Zambia uncovers major Chinese cybercrime network

Young people were recruited as call-centre agents in a "sophisticated internet fraud syndicate".

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Waldrum warns Nigeria over Olympic preparations

Nigeria boss Randy Waldrum says his side must "prepare properly" for the 2024 Olympic Games women's football tournament.

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Six arrested over killing of South African footballer

Police believe the suspects are part of a gang "syndicate" responsible for car-jackings in Johannesburg.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Nigeria recovers $24m during poverty minister probe

Funds have been traced to over 50 bank accounts following Betta Edu's suspension, investigators say.

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Spain denies Nigeria's junior footballers visas - NFF

The Future Eagles were set to fly to Spain on Tuesday, ahead of their first match on Friday.

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Kenyan football must stop 'shooting itself in foot'

Kenya's hopes of reaching the World Cup will be over prematurely unless the country stops "shooting itself in the foot".

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Monday, April 8, 2024

US Binance official denies Nigeria money laundering

Tigran Gambaryan's wife says she is "beyond heartbroken" at his transfer to a prison in Nigeria's capital.

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Missile attack kills Tanzanian soldiers in DR Congo

Enemy mortar fire "fell near the camp where they were staying," says a southern African military force.

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Critically ill lawmaker arrested - Togo opposition

Five politicians are in jail for rallying against constitutional reforms, the DMK coalition says.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Africa Live: Schools closed in Cape Town as heavy storms wreak havoc

Stormy weather leaves a trail of destruction in South Africa as strong winds blew up roofs amid adverse weather warning - and more

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Mozambique ferry disaster kills over 90 - officials

The victims were attempting to flee a cholera outbreak on Mozambique's northern coast.

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Watch: Moment Russ Cook finishes length of Africa run

Russ Cook, nicknamed "Hardest Geezer", has finished his challenge of running the length of Africa.

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President says world failed Rwanda over 1994 genocide

President Paul Kagame addressed world leaders at a ceremony marking 30 years since the brutal killings.

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Hardest Geezer: The man who ran the length of Africa

The extreme challenge began at South Africa's most southerly point on 22 April, 2023.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

One woman’s battle to push Africa’s space race

Scientist Marie Makuate wants more African countries to have their own satellites orbiting Earth.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

'My first time home 30 years after I fled a genocide'

The BBC's Victoria Uwonkunda speaks to survivors of the Rwanda genocide violence 30 years after she fled.

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Zimbabwe launches new gold-backed currency

The ZiG is the country's latest attempt to stabilise the economy following years of crisis.

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Posters shame customers keeping bank glitch money

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia is trying to regain the full $14m withdrawn during a technical glitch.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

South African footballer shot dead in car hijacking

The soccer star was waiting to be served at a petrol station when two gunmen opened fire on him, police say.

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Togo postpones elections after new constitution row

Opposition groups fear that the new constitution will allow President Faure Gnassingbé to stay in power.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

SA parliament speaker resigns over corruption probe

The speaker has been accused of soliciting bribes during her time as defence minister, which she denies.

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Zimbabwe declares national disaster over drought

About 3 million people are facing hunger as the drought wipes out crops across the country.

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Who is Senegal's unlikely new president?

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal's fifth president, has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Dakar.

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Naming of new Cameroon boss surprises country's FA

Cameroon's football federation expresses its "great astonishment" after the country's sports ministry appoints Marc Brys.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Ghana child bride in police protection after outcry

The 12-year-old married the 63-year-old traditional high priest in an elaborate customary ceremony.

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Sudanese club play on 'to distract people from war'

Sudanese football club Al Hilal will play in the Tanzanian league after civil war disrupted the domestic game in the country.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Africa Live: Ghana girl married by priest, 63, gets police protection

Critics want the controversial marriage dissolved but some community leaders defend it - and more stories

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Senegal vote offers hope to frustrated young Africans

The victory of President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye, 44, shows that elections can bring change.

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Anger as traditional Ghana priest, 63, marries girl, 12

Community leaders say critics do not understand their customs but there are calls for an investigation.

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