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Social media movement prompts government action on Nigeria's anti-robbery squad


Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:22:58 GMT
For more than a quarter of a century, Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)-- has taken the lead on the country's most serious crimes — armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, and murder.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80


Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:33:50 GMT
Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, a UN agency confirmed Saturday.

44 dead in Congo Ebola outbreak


Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:47:33 GMT
There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya


Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:16:42 GMT
A hippopotamus attacked and killed a Chinese tourist in Kenya over the weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a tweet Sunday.

Ethiopian Airlines bids to run Nigeria's new national carrier


Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:11:22 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines is the frontrunner to manage Nigeria's new national carrier, its chief executive has announced.

Censorship board brands 'This is Nigeria' lyrics vulgar


Posted: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:55:58 GMT
A Nigerian radio station has been fined for broadcasting "vulgar lyrics" in Nigerian rapper Falz 'This is Nigeria' viral hit song.

South African student kills herself after alleged rape


Posted: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:13:05 GMT
The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa.

Ugandan lawmaker dismantles community boreholes after losing election


Posted: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:01:39 GMT
A disgruntled politician who suffered a significant defeat in Uganda's parliamentary elections has reacted by removing boreholes he commissioned while in office.

Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term


Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:57:18 GMT
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday.

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies after car crash


Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:30:29 GMT
Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion, Nicholas Bett has died after a car crash Wednesday.

Nigeria's intelligence chief fired over parliamentary blockade


Posted: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:55:42 GMT
Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament earlier in the day.

How Daphne Sheldrick changed the fate of elephants worldwide


Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:25:22 GMT
For the first two years of life, a baby elephant needs about 42 gallons of its mother's milk to survive each week. For orphaned elephants that lose their parents to poaching or drought, figuring out how to fulfill his daily necessity is the difference between life or death.

Nigeria's female DJs spinning against stereotypes


Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:05:12 GMT
Men have long dominated Nigeria's DJ scene. However, a new breed of highly successful female DJs are challenging the status quo, attracting legions of fans and changing perceptions both at home and abroad.

Kenyan drummer breaking a centuries-old taboo


Posted: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:34:29 GMT

Fatima Nasser is empowering women with her food delivery app in Libya


Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:25:09 GMT
21-year-old Libyan, Fatima Nasser, is on a mission to empower women and boost the struggling local economy with her food delivery app Yummy.

Kofi Annan: A career of triumphs and tribulations in Africa


Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:57:30 GMT
Kofi Annan has been described as one of "Africa's foremost son," as well as "a tall Iroko tree," whose achievement as the first black African to lead the UN is a source of pride to many on the continent.

Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh is changing her country's narrative


Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:46:59 GMT
Looking at Aida Muluneh's work, it's clear where her passion lies: Ethiopia.

Nigerian girls win contest for app that spots fake drugs


Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:51:57 GMT
Five months ago Jessica Osita had never used a computer, sent an email or even browsed the internet, yet she is part of a team of five teenagers who have just won a major tech award in California.

Sierra Leone mudslides survivors struggle to rebuild their lives a year after


Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:42:40 GMT
One year after Sierra Leone suffered a devastating mudslide that wiped out entire communities in its capital, survivors say they are are struggling to afford meals and decent accommodation.

Peter Ouko is transforming prisoners' lives in Kenya


Posted: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:10:57 GMT
When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world.

Inside Elmina Castle is a haunting reminder of its grim past


Posted: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:17:04 GMT
Across Africa, from the north of the Sahara to the West African coast sit many relics of the continent's early interactions with Europe.

From Tanzania to Botswana, Africa is home to beautiful national parks


Posted: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:29:18 GMT
For many, Africa is safari. But it's a big continent. Here's where to find the most outstanding trips.

Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist


Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:21:19 GMT

'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:32:19 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.

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.