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Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site.
Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged 37.
South Africa is locked in a controversial debate about land redistribution to try and right historical injustices.
A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to court.
After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic.
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to rise as violence hampers health workers' efforts to battle the virus.
A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online.
Denmark's development minister Ulla Tornaes announced Thursday that the country has withheld $9.8 million in aid money to Tanzania over "unacceptable homophobic" comments made by one of the country's government officials.
Its proponents say it will help unlock economic potential; critics say it could lead to ruin in Africa's most advanced economy.
Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.
The UN Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift 9-year-old sanctions against Eritrea that imposed travel bans, asset freezes and an arms embargo.
At 70, Prince Charles demonstrates with his recent tour of West Africa that he has no intentions of slowing down.
The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country's policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school.
Police in Uganda say 10 students died and 30 students were injured when a boys dormitory at a boarding school was set ablaze after the doors were padlocked.
The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday.
If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your money.
In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women.
Members of Tanzania's LGBT community are fearing for their lives, hiding in their homes and even fleeing the country after threats from a powerful politician to round up gay Tanzanians, activists said.
In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie industry.
Many of our staff have died at the hands of their abductors, but not many were young, female medical workers.
In the largest park in Paris, women openly work as prostitutes. But police say most of them are slaves.
In one corner is Bobi Wine, the charismatic and wildly popular musician, affectionately known in Uganda as 'the Ghetto President.'
The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.