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    MP Bobi Wine back in Uganda, brothers arrested

    MP Bobi Wine back in Uganda, brothers arrested


    Robert Kyagulanyi, the Ugandan parliamentarian and pop star popularly known as Bobi Wine, returned to Uganda Thursday, where he is set to face charges of...

    Robert Kyagulanyi, the Ugandan parliamentarian and pop star popularly known as Bobi Wine, returned to Uganda Thursday, where he is set to face charges of treason.
    South African court OKs private use of cannabis

    South African court OKs private use of cannabis


    In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and...

    In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.
    Amnesty says 400 killed in 'escalating violence' in Cameroon

    Amnesty says 400 killed in 'escalating violence' in Cameroon


    Around 400 civilians have been killed this year in escalating attacks between armed separatist groups and security forces in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said...

    Around 400 civilians have been killed this year in escalating attacks between armed separatist groups and security forces in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
    Nigeria declares 'national disaster' after floods kill 100

    Nigeria declares 'national disaster' after floods kill 100


    Nigeria has declared a 'national disaster' following severe floods that have left at least 100 people dead in several states across the country, officials...

    Nigeria has declared a 'national disaster' following severe floods that have left at least 100 people dead in several states across the country, officials say.
    Police seize millions from African delegation in Brazil

    Police seize millions from African delegation in Brazil


    Brazilian authorities seized more than $16 million in cash and luxury items from a delegation traveling with son of Equatorial Guinea's president, according to local media...

    Brazilian authorities seized more than $16 million in cash and luxury items from a delegation traveling with son of Equatorial Guinea's president, according to local media reports.
    Kidnapped aid worker killed by abductors

    Kidnapped aid worker killed by abductors


    A female aid worker abducted in Nigeria's troubled northeast region has been killed, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said...

    A female aid worker abducted in Nigeria's troubled northeast region has been killed, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday.
    New sphinx uncovered in Egypt

    New sphinx uncovered in Egypt


    Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old statue at Kom Ombo temple near Aswan in southern...

    Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old statue at Kom Ombo temple near Aswan in southern Egypt.
    Uganda bans Bobi Wine supporters from gathering ahead of his return

    Uganda bans Bobi Wine supporters from gathering ahead of his return


    Pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine is heading back to Uganda, where he's facing treason charges, a few weeks after he traveled to the US for medical...

    Pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine is heading back to Uganda, where he's facing treason charges, a few weeks after he traveled to the US for medical treatment.
    Nigeria to investigate rare monkeypox cases in UK

    Nigeria to investigate rare monkeypox cases in UK


    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is working with Public Health England to investigate two cases of monkeypox diagnosed in the UK this week, in patients who had recently traveled to the west African...

    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is working with Public Health England to investigate two cases of monkeypox diagnosed in the UK this week, in patients who had recently traveled to the west African nation.
    Two sisters die after undergoing FGM in Somalia, campaigner says

    Two sisters die after undergoing FGM in Somalia, campaigner says


    Two sisters have died in Somalia from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to anti-FGM campaigner, Hawa Aden...

    Two sisters have died in Somalia from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to anti-FGM campaigner, Hawa Aden Mohamed.
    World leaders gather as Kofi Annan is laid to rest in Ghana

    World leaders gather as Kofi Annan is laid to rest in Ghana


    Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is being laid to rest Thursday in his home country of...

    Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is being laid to rest Thursday in his home country of Ghana.
    Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

    Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency


    Zimbabwe's government has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare after 20 people of...

    Zimbabwe's government has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare after 20 people of cholera.
    Robert Mugabe shares intimate details of how he wooed his wife

    Robert Mugabe shares intimate details of how he wooed his wife


    Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe's president, yet his name and presence still dominate news and conversations in the...

    Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe's president, yet his name and presence still dominate news and conversations in the country.
    'Don't use birth control,' president tells Tanzanian women

    'Don't use birth control,' president tells Tanzanian women


    Tanzania's President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media...

    Tanzania's President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media reports.
    The savage war between Ethiopia and Eritrea is finally over

    The savage war between Ethiopia and Eritrea is finally over


    They walked stiff-kneed and hunched, their eyes wide to the whites as they emerged from the frontline of a war that must rank among the most stupid and wasteful of the last...

    They walked stiff-kneed and hunched, their eyes wide to the whites as they emerged from the frontline of a war that must rank among the most stupid and wasteful of the last century.
    How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city

    How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city


    When Wang Yijun put Ethiopia's most expensive real estate project on the market, he experienced a strange phenomenon. People preferred the lowest floors over those with panoramic city views. "Power cuts mean elevators in this city often don't work,"...

    When Wang Yijun put Ethiopia's most expensive real estate project on the market, he experienced a strange phenomenon. People preferred the lowest floors over those with panoramic city views. "Power cuts mean elevators in this city often don't work," explains Wang, the site manager. "So the bottom-floor flats became the most valuable. You won't see this pricing in any Chinese city."
    Why Ethiopians believe their new prime minister is a prophet

    Why Ethiopians believe their new prime minister is a prophet


    At 6 am when Gutama Habro arrived at the Target Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the line for tickets already snaked around the block. Within hours, 20,000 fans had packed the venue. "People around me were crying," says Gutama, a 28-year-old medical...

    At 6 am when Gutama Habro arrived at the Target Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the line for tickets already snaked around the block. Within hours, 20,000 fans had packed the venue. "People around me were crying," says Gutama, a 28-year-old medical laboratory scientist. "Seeing this was a dream come true."
    Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

    Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home


    On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South...

    On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London.
    Cameroon bride and Chinese husband find fame online

    Cameroon bride and Chinese husband find fame online


    Sandra Made and Zou Qianshun are, in many ways, like millions of newly married couples around the world. Made, 27, is a housewife who looks after their 10-month-old baby, while Zou, 43, is a fishing captain and the family ...

    Sandra Made and Zou Qianshun are, in many ways, like millions of newly married couples around the world. Made, 27, is a housewife who looks after their 10-month-old baby, while Zou, 43, is a fishing captain and the family breadwinner.
    Nigerian girls are changing their communities by learning how to code

    Nigerian girls are changing their communities by learning how to code


    CNN Hero Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin turned her vision to empower the disadvantaged girls of Lagos, Nigeria, into reality with GirlsCoding, a free program that seeks to educate -- and excite -- girls about computer...

    CNN Hero Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin turned her vision to empower the disadvantaged girls of Lagos, Nigeria, into reality with GirlsCoding, a free program that seeks to educate -- and excite -- girls about computer programming.
    She's staging a silent protest for Eritrea

    She's staging a silent protest for Eritrea


    It was one week after 9/11, and the world's attention was on New York City. The recent terrorist attack had changed the world forever, but in a small country in the Horn of Africa, things were about to alter even more...

    It was one week after 9/11, and the world's attention was on New York City. The recent terrorist attack had changed the world forever, but in a small country in the Horn of Africa, things were about to alter even more drastically.
    The 'Ghetto President' versus the strongman President

    The 'Ghetto President' versus the strongman President


    In one corner is Bobi Wine, the charismatic and wildly popular musician, affectionately known in Uganda as 'the Ghetto...

    In one corner is Bobi Wine, the charismatic and wildly popular musician, affectionately known in Uganda as 'the Ghetto President.'
    Egypt opens up incredible 4,000-year-old tomb

    Egypt opens up incredible 4,000-year-old tomb


    Burial place of a high-ranking official and his family was discovered 80 years ago in the Saqqara necropolis but has only just opened following restoration...

    Burial place of a high-ranking official and his family was discovered 80 years ago in the Saqqara necropolis but has only just opened following restoration work.
    A digital savings system is helping businesses in Senegal

    A digital savings system is helping businesses in Senegal


    In one suburb of Dakar, Senegal's capital, every week, one person lands a sum of money that is tantamount to a...

    In one suburb of Dakar, Senegal's capital, every week, one person lands a sum of money that is tantamount to a jackpot.
    Peter Ouko is transforming prisoners' lives in Kenya

    Peter Ouko is transforming prisoners' lives in Kenya


    When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the...

    When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world.