Therapy dogs heal traumatised survivors of Ugandan war

The value of therapy animals for mental health problems is well documented in the West but is rare in East Africa.

Diarrhoea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda

The ountry's refugee population has risen sharply recently as people flood in from DR Congo, where resurgent violence has uprooted hundreds of thousands.

UN says South Sudan kills, beats, arrests journalists

The four-year-old civil war has killed tens of thousands of people and forced millions from their homes.

2017, a terrible year for human rights in Southern Africa: rights body

Amnesty International has accused Southern African governments of rolling back decades of human rights progress.

Zimbabwe's former vice president joins MDC Alliance

Zimbabwe's former Vice President Joice Mujuru has joined the MDC Alliance, a grouping of opposition forces committed to bringing to an end Zanu PF’s 38 year old grip on power.

Kenya hailed for blocking Queen Elizabeth II's assassination

Kenya has been hailed for ruining a planned assassination of Queen Elizabeth II and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Egypt puts prominent politician critical of Sisi on terrorism list

Abol Fotouh was among the first of several high-profile Egyptians to call last month for a boycott of the election.

Nigeria rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack, others missing

The rescued girls were returned to the village of Dapchi late on Wednesday evening, Umar and other residents said.

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Africa bringing the heat to PyeongChang 2018

Nigeria made headlines when their female bobsled team qualified for the games. As did South African Connor Wilson, who is the only South African heading to PyeongChang.

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Liberia's Sirleaf: Africa's first elected female leader

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will on Monday hand power to George Weah, representing the West African country's first democratic transfer of power since 1944.

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