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Kenyan MP arrested, accused of slapping female colleague


Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:25:15 GMT
Kenyan Member of Parliament, Rashid Kassim, has been arrested after being accused of causing "actual bodily harm" to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

Why social media is going blue for Sudan


Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:54:51 GMT
People on social media are turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the north African country.

Woman sits exams 30 minutes after giving birth


Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:37:21 GMT
A woman in Ethiopia took her final year exams in hospital just 30 minutes after giving birth to a baby boy.

There's a humanitarian crisis happening in Sudan. Here's how people are trying to help


Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:55:17 GMT
Since December, people in Sudan have been protesting their authoritarian president, finally ousting him in April.

Ebola outbreak turns deadly in Uganda


Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:37:12 GMT
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had the virus.

Kidnapped Canadians rescued in Ghana


Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:08:06 GMT
Two Canadian women who were abducted one week ago by gunmen outside a popular nightspot in Ghana have been rescued, the country's minister of information said on Wednesday.

Botswana scraps gay sex laws


Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:56:49 GMT
Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements.

At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village


Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:18:42 GMT
At least 95 people were killed Sunday evening when armed men attacked an ethnic Dogon village in central Mali, a mayor told CNN on Monday.

Social media blocked as Liberians protest


Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:02:12 GMT
Thousands of Liberians gathered in the capital Monrovia Friday to protest "corruption and creeping dictatorship" in the country.

Leopard kills 2-year-old boy in Kruger National Park


Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:28:00 GMT
A two-year-old boy has been killed by a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Former Nigerian dictator $267m seized from foreign account


Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:01:45 GMT
Authorities in Jersey say they have seized more than $267 million from the family and associates of late Nigerian military dictator Sani Abacha.

Botswana's return to elephant hunting won't solve any problems, ex-President says


Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2019 10:30:13 GMT
The global backlash against Botswana's decision to lift its elephant hunting ban on May 22 has been strong and swift.

Why lesbian romance film was banned in Kenya


Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019 01:54:52 GMT
As Kenya decides on whether to decriminalize gay sex, the "Rafiki" director speaks about her battle to address LGBTQ issues in art.

The social media campaign that aims to topple leader of 'Africa's North Korea'


Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:45:11 GMT
A social media movement created to expose Eritrea's closed regime is gaining momentum.

Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think


Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:49:54 GMT

Turning an African superpower into a world champion


Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 15:12:25 GMT

How China's streaming app beat Spotify and Apple in Africa


Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 02:55:43 GMT
When Chinese music streaming company Transsnet wanted to break into the lucrative African market, they partnered with parent company, Transsion holdings, the makers of popular phone brands such as Infinix and TECNO to pre-install their Boomplay app on their handsets.

Meet the culinary creatives shaking up African food


Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:48:36 GMT
Whether it's bringing foraging to the forefront of the culinary landscape or finding ways to make familiar flavors stand out, chefs across Africa are pushing the envelope when it comes to food. Meet three African chefs who are taking cuisine on the continent to new heights

Ghana's floating village clings to ancient traditions


Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:39:53 GMT
With stilt structures over water and houses built from branches of raffia palm, Nzulezo in Jomoro district of western Ghana could pass for a less elaborate version of Venice in Italy.

Activist: Protesters will keep using peaceful tactics


Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 05:31:46 GMT

How Sudan targeted the women driving protests


Posted: Sat, 18 May 2019 19:01:31 GMT

Remembering the Rwanda genocide, 25 years on


Posted: Thu, 30 May 2019 16:54:30 GMT
President Paul Kagame says 'Rwanda is a family again', 25 years after more than a million people were slaughtered in genocide.