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HIV prevalence goes down by 1.3% in Uganda

Uganda says it's making great progress towards its goal of having an HIV free population by 2030. HIV rates in Uganda have dropped by 1.3% in the last five years. Health officials have attributed this success...

Tunisia’s president punts law promoting equality in marriage

Earlier this week, Tunisia celebrated its National Women's Day. On the occasion of National Women's Day, Tunisian President Béji Caid Essebsi called from Carthage Palace for equal inheritance for women. Caid Essebsi also urged the Premier...

There’s more that unites than divides Africa: President Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday delivered a powerful inaugural speech, rallying Rwandans and Africans to stand together in the interest of their own people as that is the root of all successes, the New Times...

Grace Mugabe due at South Africa summit after assault claim

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday. The wife of President...

Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

The 106 Nigerian schoolgirls no longer in captivity by Boko Haram jihadists fighting against western-style education will all go to university from September, the country's minister for women's affairs said Friday. One of the girls...

Ethiopian Airlines reports annual profits up by 10%

The International Air Transport Association may have had low expectations for African airlines this year. But one national carrier is rising above speculation - and has the numbers to prove it. Ethiopian Airlines has reported revenue...

Nigerian government urged to enforce mandatory breastfeeding

UNICEF says the failure by millions of Nigerian mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least six months is depriving newborns of essential nutrients and antibodies. The agency is now urging Nigeria to introduce a...

Kenya police watchdog to investigate at least 28 election-related deaths

A Kenya police monitor has begun investigating at least 28 deaths following last week's disputed elections, and investigators have already attended the autopsies of a young girl and a baby allegedly killed by the...

Boko Haram ramps up attacks on refugee camps in northeast Nigeria: aid agency

Boko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadists' insurgency in northeast Nigeria - pushing the displaced from "one hell into another" - a leading aid agency said...

Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone

Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides. Those...