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Baobabs cemeteries in Senegal

In the heart of the Bandia reserve, about 60 kilometres from Dakar, is one of the last baobabs that houses griot remains. Griots are considered masters of knowledge and keepers of historical records across generations....

South Sudan’s extreme water shortage increases threat of disease

Humanitarian agencies are scaling up their efforts in response to a crippling water shortage in South Sudan. Many South Sudanese fleeing violence in the Upper Nile state are without access to clean water. The recent...

Uganda, Tanzania renegotiate oil pipeline agreement

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has put his signature to an agreement that should kick off the practical construction of the pipeline. Museveni closed the deal with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli at the weekend. The agreement...

Namibia’s national airline gets approval to start flight to the US

Namibia's National carrier, Air Namibia, has won approval to fly to the United States.  The airline hopes to generate revenues through its code-sharing agreement. Until now, the only African countries allowed to fly passengers in...

Local knitting club keeps kids off streets in South Africa

Its break time and for most students, a time to relax and catch up with friends but for a couple of the girls, its back to work on their latest creation The girls are part...

African countries step up surveillance against Ebola

African countries have heightened surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus following reports of a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Four people are thought to have died from the virus in the DR...

UN renews concern over Burundi situation, updates funding needs

The United Nations refugee agency has renewed its concern over the unstable situation in Burundi, which continues to force people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The East African country descended into chaos in April...

UN: 6.7 million people in urgent need of food assistance in Somalia

United Nations officials say the food crisis in Somalia has worsened with 6.7 million people now in desperate need of assistance. That's an additional half a million from figures released a month ago. CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow...

South Sudan rival parties urged to use dialogue to resolve differences

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to use the start of the country's national dialogue as a forum to iron out their differences. Although the dialogue was declared by South...

Zimbabwe Pastor claims to have God’s number

Paul Sanyangore, a pastor at Victory World International Ministries Church in Zimbabwe appeared to be speaking to God on phone before the congregation during a church service. The pastor claims to have a direct phone...