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SA’s former President Thabo Mbeki calls for open debate on racism

Former President Thabo Mbeki has called for an open debate on racism. Addressing the South African Human Rights Commission Conference on Racism in Midrand,...

Malnutrition rates in Zimbabwe are at risk of ‘spiralling out of...

Malnutrition rates in Zimbabwe are at risk of "spiralling out of control" if more is not done to prevent the crisis, the UN has...

Uganda’s electoral commission boss grilled over presidential votes tallying

Uganda's electoral commission boss Badru Kiggundu has defended his role in court over the 2016 polls. Lawyers representing former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi had...

Benin to deploy troops to anti-Boko Haram task force

Benin will next month deploy 150 troops to assist in a regional task-force battling Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a statement from the task...

#AfricaLandMarks: Zuma Rock the symbol of Abuja

The Zuma Rock is the symbol of Abuja, or even Nigeria. The big rock is depicted on the country's 100 naira bill. The Rock is...

Benin to hold presidential run-off poll on March 20

Benin will hold its presidential run-off elections on March 20. The second round of voting will pit Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou against businessman Patrice Talon,...

South African government loses appeal over failure to arrest Sudan’s al-Bashir

South Africa’s Supreme Court on has rejected an appeal by the government against a ruling that the state made a mistake in letting Sudanese...

Malawi sets 2.6 tonnes of elephant tusks ablaze

Malawi on Monday burnt nearly 3 tonnes of ivory, which had been smuggled from Tanzania. This move followed a dispute between the two countries over...

Somali doctors start national blood bank in Mogadishu

Somalia is considered among the worst places to be a mother. The armed insurgency in the country has had a heavy toll on the healthcare system. Now...

South Sudan’s splinter rebel group meets government officials in Juba

Senior South Sudanese army generals, who defected in 2015 from the opposition group led by Riek Machar, have returned to the capital, Juba, following...
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