South Sudan says US oil sanctions will undermine search for peace

South Sudan has been torn by civil war since 2013 when fighting erupted between troops loyal to Kiir and those loyal to then-Vice President Riek Machar.

Russia's Putin accepts Bashir invitation to Sudan

Putin, fresh from an election victory granting him his fourth term and extending his leadership of Russia by six years, called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations.

Kenyan woman wins $25,000 in damages after giving birth on hospital floor

Kenya is one of the world's 10 most dangerous countries for a woman to give birth, with 488 women dying of pregnancy-related causes per 100,000 live births, says the United Nations

Sierra Leone election board accuses police of obstruction

The National Election Commission said officers entered its offices 'unannounced and at random'. The police declined to comment.

Mastercard Foundation to spend $100m in Rwanda to help create jobs

The project is part of a 10-year plan to help African countries create 30 million jobs for young people by 2030.

Nigeria keen to ensure Africa trade bloc good for itself: President

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Pretoria would sign up once domestic legal requirements had been satisfied.

Panic as crocodile attacks surge in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe's capital Harare, a woman was killed by a crocodile on Thursday as she crossed a stream.

Millions making plans to leave Africa for Europe and US: report

The Pew study revealed that the large-scale movement of people out of sub-Saharan Africa has grown steadily nearly every year since 2010.


Earliest Homo sapiens exhibited unexpected sophistication

'They may have actually been the behaviours that distinguished our lineage/gene pool from other early human species.'


Nigerian traditional leader revokes voodoo curses placed on trafficking victims

The black magic rituals, known as 'juju', leave victims fearing their relatives will fall ill or die if they disobey their traffickers, go to the police or fail to pay their debts.

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