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Burundi’s vice-president flees the country

Burundi's second vice president has fled to Belgium, saying he had allegedly been threatened, after denouncing President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office. Gervais Rufyikiri, who held the post of second Vice...

New attack in Timbuktu, Mali leaves UN peacekeeping member killed

United Nations says a civilian member of its peacekeeping mission in the country has been killed in a bomb attack in the north of the country. UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack...

Mauritania joins Niger in ending modern-day slavery

Mauritania has vowed to ramp up its fight against slavery, becoming the second African country to approve a United Nations treaty designed to give countries the legal muscle to combat forced labour and trafficking. Slavery...

How Chinese experts helped boost Africa’s agricultural production

In this edition of our Fruits of cooperation series, we look at how Chinese experts sent to Africa have helped boost agricultural production in farms across the continent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpasWosDEtE

Nigerians welcome president home after seven-week medical leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to his country from the U.K. where he spent seven weeks seeking medical attention. The president said that was feeling much better, though he did not disclose  what he...

Ethiopia to open more Camps to deal with Influx of South Sudan Refugees

Ethiopia is facing a huge wave of refugees from South Sudan - where famine threatens to heap further misery on a people already rocked by civil war. Ethiopia now says it will open additional...

At least 20 people die in Rwanda landslides

At least 20 people, most of them children, were killed overnight by devastating landslides in northern Rwanda triggered by torrential rainstorms, the disaster management ministry said on Sunday. "Up until now we have counted at...

Why the African Union chose this year’s theme

2016: African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women". This is the theme chosen for the 26th AU Summit that has been running from the 21st of January 2016 and...

Nigerian child bride murder case dropped

  Prosecutors in Nigeria have dropped a murder charges against a 15 year old girl who was accused of poisoning a 35 year old man she had been married to. The girl Wasila Tasi'u was faced...

Egypt: Taxi drivers launch campaigns to win back customers

As the popularity of private taxi companies including Uber and Careem rises in Egypt, white-taxi drivers have launched numerous campaigns to regain the trust of passengers. Amid fears of losing income and profits being...