Somali capital on lockdown for president's inauguration

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will be sworn in at a ceremony to be held in the highly secured airport zone to avoid an attack by al-Shabaab.

Messi promotes hepatitis C treatment in Egypt

Hepatitis C affects 130 to 150 million people globally and can result in liver cirrhosis or cancer.

Former Gambian spy chief arrested: police source

Yankuba Badjie headed the NIA, which rights groups say carried out arbitrary detentions, forced disappearances and torture during Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule.

S Sudan's Kiir promises safe access to civilains amid famine

Nearly half of South Sudan's 11 million people will lack reliable access to affordable food by July in South Sudan.

Ghana's president promises to fix economy

The new president told parliament a three-year International Monetary Fund programme to stabilise national finances had failed to meet its objectives.

A boost for Nollywood with 'The Wedding Party' success

Nigeria may well be in recession but Nollywood, which churns out some 2,000 films a year and is the world's second-biggest film industry outside India, has never been healthier.

Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader, turns 93

President Robert Mugabe has been running the country since independence 37-years ago, and is not showing plans of stepping down anytime soon.

Zimbabweans in UK use Mugabe birthday to protest

Robert Mugabe has been criticised for spending millions on birthday celebrations, while the country's economy continues to struggle.


Kenyan court forces the country to review its options on Dadaab refugee camp

A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.


S Sudanese woman reunited with children after almost five-year search

Machul left the children with her mother, but one night gunmen attacked their village. 'I was in bed sleeping...I heard the sound of gunshots, then people shouting,' her son said.

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