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Barack Obama to speak at annual Mandela lecture

In a speech marking the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Barack Obama will urge youth around the world to...

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two...

Botswana considers lifting ban on hunting

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, may lift a ban on hunting for sport in the face of what the government says...

Scores of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram ambush: local media

Scores of Nigerian troops went missing following an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, local media and residents...

Kenya Power CEO under arrest over allegations of economic crimes –...

Kenya Power’s Chief Executive Officer gave himself up to police on Sunday and was in their custody, police said, a day after the east...

Nigeria’s ruling party wins key state gubernatorial race

A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party won a key state gubernatorial on Sunday, the electoral commission said, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu...

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

Eight critically endangered black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib...

Farmers in Malawi substitute chemical manure with human urine

Fertiliser can be a dirty business - and one agriculturalist in Malawi knows that all too well. He's making fertiliser with human urine. It...

#ObamainKenya: Barack Obama fourth visit to Kenya

Former US Barack Obama arrives on Sunday for a much-anticipated visit as a private person, Citizen Obama considered a son of the soil and...

Tanzania’s John Magufuli orders strict conditions for prisoners

Tanzanian President Pombe John Magufuli is now calling for harsher conditions for prisoners. Speaking during the inauguration of a new prisons chief, Magufuli called...

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China’s First Lady pledges to work closely with UNESCO to promote women’s education

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China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan on Monday met with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, for...

U.S. launches WTO disputes against five members over trade tariffs

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The U.S. has launched separate disputes at the World Trade Organization against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey, challenging the tariffs each...

Obama urges Kenyan leaders to shun divisive ethnicity

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday urged Kenyan leaders to turn their backs on ethnic politics that have frequently sparked violence during election...

Barack Obama inaugurates sports and training centre in western Kenya

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for the first time since he left office in 2017. Obama on Monday graced the...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa