Most of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped last month in Nigeria released

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:27:19 GMT
A group of schoolgirls kidnapped last month in Nigeria by the terror group Boko Haram have been released and returned to their hometown of Dapchi, Nigerian presidential aide Garba Shehu told CNN on Wednesday.

Nigerian army 'ignored abduction warnings'

Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:57:49 GMT
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian army of failing to act on "advance warnings" given a few hours before Boko Haram militants abducted 110 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria last month.

World's last male white rhino dies

Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:41:00 GMT
The world's last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction.

Africa's first female president to resign over expenses claims

Posted: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:00:28 GMT
The president of Mauritius will resign this week over claims she used a credit card provided to her by an NGO for personal expenses, her lawyer said.

Zuma to be prosecuted on corruption charges

Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:52:17 GMT
Former South African President Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted on corruption charges, the country's chief prosecutor announced Friday in a press conference in Pretoria.

Spotify launches in South Africa

Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:03:03 GMT
The music streaming service Spotify moves into the South African market.

Sierra Leonean election goes to 2nd round

Posted: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:17:14 GMT
Sierra Leone will vote in a presidential run-off election March 27, after neither of the candidates in the first round achieved the 55% of the ballot required to take office.

The sex trafficking trail from Nigeria to Europe

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:33:00 GMT

Bus crash in Ethiopia kills at least 38

Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:19:49 GMT
At least 38 people were killed in northern Ethiopia after a bus they were traveling in hurtled off a cliff, officials said.

Ethiopian military mistakenly kills 9 civilians

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:33:01 GMT
Ethiopian soldiers accidentally killed 9 civilians and injured 12 others in a military operation targeting insurgent militants, state media announced Sunday.

Why China's footprint in Africa worries the US

Posted: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:02:30 GMT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set out this week for his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, where he is holding meetings with influential leaders across the continent.

Ugandan author wins lucrative literary prizes

Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:51:56 GMT
When Ugandan author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi sent her novel "Kintu" to British publishers it was initially rejected because it was "too African."

'Buying abortions on Facebook'

Posted: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:46:26 GMT

Businesses in Cape Town keep taps running

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:50:38 GMT
Drastic cuts in water usage has become the new normal for businesses across Cape Town. But companies are coming up with innovative ways of coping.

Donors give computers to school where teacher taught ICT on a blackboard

Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:42:59 GMT
With just a blackboard and a talent for drawing, a Ghanaian teacher has explained in detail to his students the secrets of Microsoft Word, earning numerous headlines and worldwide admiration.

Kenya's elite cyclists chase Tour dream

Posted: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:29:39 GMT
It's eight o'clock in the morning. Kenya's elite cycling team, the "Kenyan Riders," is already hours into training.

Migrants whipped and tortured on film

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:34:45 GMT
Disturbing video clips shared on social media by their desperate families have revealed the ordeal of Sudanese migrants kidnapped and tortured for ransom in Libya.

Africa's top airports revealed

Posted: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:13:17 GMT
Which airports in Africa have the best security, check-ins and restaurants to make your travel totally stress free and chill?

The CEO trying to stem Africa's migrant crisis

Posted: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:36:18 GMT
Strive Masiyiwa, the CEO of Econet, is using Facebook as a way to challenge young African entrepreneurs to develop their countries.

Hugh Masekela: The man behind the music

Posted: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:52:37 GMT
South African music legend Hugh Masekela has passed away after a long battle with cancer. We take a look at the life of influential jazz musician.

Seychelles: 115 islands vs climate change

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:35:43 GMT
Warmer waters and rising sea levels threaten the low-lying archipelago.

Recycled materials turned South African art

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:40:48 GMT
How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their township

The Nigerian inventor building a jet car

Posted: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:17:54 GMT
Meet the self-taught inventor building a car that runs on land, on sea and in the air.

Defining masculinity through dance

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:29:54 GMT
Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social issues

How technology saved an abandoned baby rhino

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:47 GMT
An implanted microchip led rescuers to a lost, injured rhino just in time

African art arrives on the big stage

Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:11:07 GMT
The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art

Anna Getaneh: A model for humanity

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:49:17 GMT

Building Uganda's fashion powerhouse

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:49:29 GMT

The designer putting Sudanese fashion on the map

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:49:23 GMT

An island nation lights up

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:48:58 GMT