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More than 60 men and boys freed from 'inhumane' Islamic school, police say


Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:51:29 GMT
Police in Nigeria have rescued 67 men and boys who were subjected to "inhumane and degrading treatments" at an Islamic school in the northern state of Katsina, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Activists defiant as Uganda proposes death penalty for gay sex


Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:14:23 GMT
The Ugandan government's plan to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality is being met with defiance from the LGBTQ community in the East African nation, activists told CNN.

'Dictators must be resisted' Popstar Bobi Wine says to Ugandans


Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:12:37 GMT
Ugandan musician Bobi Wine has issued a defiant warning to the country's longtime President Yoweri Museveni, saying: "Museveni will fall."

Uber begins the pilot phase of its boat service in Nigeria


Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:10:52 GMT
Uber has launched its boat taxis in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub

Popstar Bobi Wine's home surrounded by police, military


Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:18:54 GMT
Police and military have surrounded the home of Ugandan popstar and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine after his Independence Day concert was canceled, the singer said.

Controversial US pastor deported from Rwanda


Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:50:30 GMT
A controversial US pastor has been deported from Rwanda amid a battle with authorities over the closure of his religious radio station.

South Africa seizes 12 boxes of lion bones bound for Malaysia


Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:19:38 GMT
Nearly 800 pounds of lion bones bound for Malaysia were seized at South Africa's main airport, a spokesman for the environment ministry told CNN on Friday.

22 killed in Congo gold mine collapse


Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:13:33 GMT
The number of illegal miners killed in a gold mine collapse in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 22 on Thursday, the country's minister of social affairs told CNN.

Malian soldiers killed in attack on two military camps


Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:49:21 GMT
At least 25 Malian soldiers were killed and 60 are missing after "terrorists" attacked two army camps in central Mali on Monday, the country's government said.

Moroccan journalist jailed for an abortion she says never happened


Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:42:35 GMT
A Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of obtaining an "illegal" abortion, which she denies she ever had.

Pregnant Nigerian teens and women rescued from baby traffickers


Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:53:45 GMT
Nineteen pregnant teens and women were rescued as Nigerian police busted a suspected child trafficking ring planning to sell babies, a police spokesman told CNN on Monday.

How 'fake' refugees from Kenya got settled in the US and Europe


Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:20:46 GMT
He says he doesn't feel guilty for the lie that got him into America.

Jessica Nabongo completes quest to visit every country in the world


Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:38:28 GMT
Jessica Nabongo, a UN employee turned travel blogger, has become the first black woman to visit every country. But this isn't just about setting a record -- it's about paving the way for women and people of color to do the same.

The award-winning photo that could keep rhinos alive


Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:18:29 GMT

Neurosurgeon takes pay cut to perform free operations


Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:15:59 GMT
US-based neurosurgeon; Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, through his health company, RNZ Global visits Nigeria every month to perform surgeries, sometimes free.

Ethiopian troupes are shining in the global spotlight


Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 17:35:23 GMT

Unlocking the life-saving secrets of African DNA


Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:44:06 GMT
In 2006, US scientists published a landmark study that linked lower levels of a gene known as PCSK9 to lower rates of heart disease.

'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:32:19 GMT
Nigerian student Monica Osagie secretly taped her lecturer demanding sex for better marks. She speaks exclusively to CNN about blowing the whistle.

Mother to UN: Keep fighting for Chibok girls


Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:02:34 GMT

Robert Mugabe's legacy is complicated


Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:40:29 GMT

Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world


Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019 12:37:37 GMT
A Zimbabwean scholar will be honored with a life-size statue in New York alongside media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and the popstar Pink for their work championing gender equality.