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US sanctions top Malian officials over Wagner ties

US sanctions top Malian officials over Wagner ties

The US has announced sanctions against three top Malian officials said to be co-ordinating...

UK court orders ex-Nigeria governor's lawyer to pay $36m

UK court orders ex-Nigeria governor's lawyer to pay $36m

A court in London has ordered the lawyer for a former Nigerian governor to pay around...

Ghana minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah reported a robbery. Why was she arrested?

Ghana minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah reported a robbery....

A government minister in Ghana must have thought she was doing the right thing by...

Johannesburg blast kills one and injures 48 others

Johannesburg blast kills one and injures 48 others

One person died and 48 were injured in an explosion which took place in the centre...

Manipur: India outrage after two women paraded naked in violence-hit state

Manipur: India outrage after two women paraded naked in...

A video showing two women being paraded naked by a mob in the violence-hit northeastern...

Deadly shooting in Auckland hours before Women's World Cup

Deadly shooting in Auckland hours before Women's World...

A shooting has left two people dead in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand, hours...

How sense of betrayal is fuelling Kenya protest

How sense of betrayal is fuelling Kenya protest

Kenya is braced for the latest in a series of opposition protests against the rising...

Hundreds of mercenaries land in CAR - Wagner

Hundreds of mercenaries land in CAR - Wagner

At least 1,000 of the mercenaries have been based there since 2018.

Tunisia signs border-policing deal with EU

Tunisia signs border-policing deal with EU

The European Union has signed a partnership deal with Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed,...

Nigeria's so-called tax collectors: Menacing and mafia-like

Nigeria's so-called tax collectors: Menacing and mafia-like

Hired as a so-called tax collector by several influential families, Captain Nwokuha...

Arman Soldin: Journalist killed in Ukraine given top French honour

Arman Soldin: Journalist killed in Ukraine given top French...

France has posthumously awarded its highest honour to an AFP video journalist killed...

Sudan denies saying dozens killed in Khartoum's twin city

Sudan denies saying dozens killed in Khartoum's twin city

The Sudanese health authorities deny putting out a statement saying that 34 people,...

Senegal politician held after criticising president - lawyer

Senegal politician held after criticising president - lawyer

The lawyer for a senior opposition politician in Senegal says his client has been...

Nigeria intercepts tanker with stolen crude oil

Nigeria intercepts tanker with stolen crude oil

Nigeria's state-owned oil company says an oil tanker carrying 800,000 litres of...

European court backs Semenya in discrimination battle

European court backs Semenya in discrimination battle

Athletes, like Caster Semenya, who are identified as having high testosterone are...

East African officials arrive in Ethiopia for Sudan talks

East African officials arrive in Ethiopia for Sudan talks

Officials from across East Africa have started arriving in the Ethiopian capital...

Cholera warning as South African death toll nears 50

Cholera warning as South African death toll nears 50

Cholera, which is mainly spread by contaminated food and water, causes acute diarrhoea...

Twelve African states to get new malaria vaccine - WHO

Twelve African states to get new malaria vaccine - WHO

The WHO says the vaccine - developed by the British firm GSK - could save one life...

Nigerian medics issue ultimatum over salary

Nigerian medics issue ultimatum over salary

Nigerian doctors working in public hospitals have given the government a two-week...

South Africa: Suspected gas leak leaves 17 dead in Boksburg

South Africa: Suspected gas leak leaves 17 dead in Boksburg

A suspected gas leak in South Africa has led to the deaths of 17 people, local officials...

Kenyans arrested after alleged period-check stripping order

Kenyans arrested after alleged period-check stripping order

Three people working at a Kenyan food manufacturer have been arrested following...

'No medicine and no bread' for Sudan city residents

'No medicine and no bread' for Sudan city residents

People in Omdurman, the city adjacent to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have told the...

Case thrown out against 'tortured Zimbabwe abductees'

Case thrown out against 'tortured Zimbabwe abductees'

Zimbabwean human rights defenders are celebrating after the High Court threw out...

Somali forces take over areas vacated by AU troops

Somali forces take over areas vacated by AU troops

Somali forces have assumed security responsibilities in five of six sectors where...

Kenya elephant dung study reveals varied diet

Kenya elephant dung study reveals varied diet

The scientists hope this dietary knowledge will help with the conservation of wild...

South Sudan to hold first election since independence

South Sudan to hold first election since independence

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has said the country's long-delayed elections...