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Lecturer asked Nigerian student to trade sex for better grades


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:43:00 GMT
When Monica Osagie got low marks in a course for her master's degree, she says the professor gave her two options: Sleep with him, or fail the class.

Ebola vaccination campaign to begin in Congo


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 14:41:31 GMT
Authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Kidnappers of South African boy demand ransom in bitcoin


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 14:39:02 GMT
A South African gang who snatched a 13-year-old boy are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency, police say.

Dozens of African migrants rescued in Brazil


Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 18:03:26 GMT
Dozens of African migrants found drifting aboard a vessel in the northern coast of Brazil have been rescued, according to local media reports.

Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, 15 years after leaving


Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 20:05:12 GMT
Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after the country withdrew its membership 15 years ago under former President Robert Mugabe.

Nigerians were beaten for coming late to school


Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 17:21:04 GMT
Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying two students to makeshift crucifixes and flogging, police said.

The young activist fighting for Sudanese teen on death row


Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 17:13:09 GMT
Zaynub Afinnih lives thousands of miles away from Sudan, but the story of a 19-year-old woman who was sentenced to death there for killing her rapist inspired her to start a global campaign calling for justice.

Vaccine could be 'game-changer' in Congo


Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 15:56:54 GMT
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine.

DRC Ebola outbreak enters 'new phase' as it spreads to urban area


Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 22:23:44 GMT
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now entered a "new phase," after the first urban case was confirmed in Mbandaka city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.

'She refused to convert to Islam,' Lone Dapchi girl held by Boko Haram


Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 19:06:58 GMT
Under normal circumstances, Leah Sharibu would have shared a special birthday meal with her family under the bamboo covering protecting them from the Sahara desert dust swirling around them at their home in northeast Nigeria.

Arsenal signs shirt-sponsorship deal with Rwanda


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 14:04:21 GMT
The three-year agreement is the club's first ever sleeve-sponsorship deal.

Ethiopia Airlines positions itself to take over Africa's skies with ambitious plans


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 08:17:29 GMT
In Africa's battle for the skies, an east African carrier is stepping up its game in an effort to dominate the market.

Salah's boots exhibited at British Museum


Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 17:11:08 GMT
He's been nicknamed the "Egyptian King" by Liverpool fans, but match-winner Mo Salah's crowning glory could be seeing his treasured boots on display in one of the world's most prestigious museums.

The African master who painted the Queen of England


Posted: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:30:36 GMT

A leap forward into space technology?


Posted: Wed, 16 May 2018 09:48:43 GMT
African space programs are nothing new.

The perfect islands where horses play in the surf


Posted: Wed, 16 May 2018 05:40:47 GMT
Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition, without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.

Morocco's megawatt solar plant powers up


Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 21:48:27 GMT

Report details failures in Niger mission


Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 19:23:13 GMT
The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.

Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize


Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:16:27 GMT
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.

Ken Nwadiogbu: Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist


Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:21:19 GMT
Ken Nwadiogbu is part of an emerging hyperrealist art community in Nigeria's most populous city.

Kenya's vinyl revival


Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:03:03 GMT
Inside a record store in Kenyatta Market, Nairobi, crate-digging enthusiasts search for East African music gems. At stall 570, vinyl culture is thriving.

Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room


Posted: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:01:57 GMT
Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages.

The novelist as forthright political thinker


Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:48:36 GMT
"I didn't become a feminist because I read about second-wave feminism," says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. "I became a feminist because I grew up in Nigeria, and observed the world."

Kenyan artist's work commissioned in airports, cafes


Posted: Thu, 03 May 2018 18:56:05 GMT

Mozambican photographer captures what words cannot


Posted: Thu, 03 May 2018 18:56:00 GMT

Kenya's pioneering graffiti artist uses the world as his canvas


Posted: Thu, 03 May 2018 18:58:16 GMT
WiseTwo has just painted the largest mural ever in East and Central Africa

The Rallye Des Gazelles


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 14:30:18 GMT