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    South Sudan Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family

    South Sudan Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family


    Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its...

    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.
    Nigerian entertainer Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37

    Nigerian entertainer Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37


    Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged...

    Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged 37.
    South Africa's land dilemma

    South Africa's land dilemma


    South Africa is locked in a controversial debate about land redistribution to try and right historical...

    South Africa is locked in a controversial debate about land redistribution to try and right historical injustices.
    Lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal faces criminal charges

    Lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal faces criminal charges


    A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to...

    A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to court.
    Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

    Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn


    After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the...

    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.
    Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

    Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads


    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...

    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.
    Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

    Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward


    A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced...

    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 withholds nearly $10 million in aid money to Tanzania

    Denmark withholds nearly $10 million in aid money to Tanzania


    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...

    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.
    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'

    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'


    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's...

    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.
    UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

    UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea


    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...

    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.
    Prince Charles visits West Africa

    Prince Charles visits West Africa


    At 70, Prince Charles demonstrates with his recent tour of West Africa that he has no intentions of slowing...

    At 70, Prince Charles demonstrates with his recent tour of West Africa that he has no intentions of slowing down.
    Tanzania loses $300 million World Bank loan

    Tanzania loses $300 million World Bank loan


    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...

    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.
    10 students die in suspected arson at Ugandan boarding school

    10 students die in suspected arson at Ugandan boarding 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...

    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.
    Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

    Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52


    The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN...

    The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday.
    Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?

    Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?


    If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your...

    If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your money.
    A surgeon is changing how women access cancer treatment

    A surgeon is changing how women access cancer treatment


    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...

    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.
    Tanzania LGBT community 'fearing for their lives'

    Tanzania LGBT community 'fearing for their lives'


    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...

    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.
    The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums

    The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums


    In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie...

    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.
    10-year-old Ghanaian DJ who is wowing world leaders

    10-year-old Ghanaian DJ who is wowing world leaders


    Meet DJ Switch: a 10-year-old girl from Ghana who wants to be a gynecologist when she grows...

    Meet DJ Switch: a 10-year-old girl from Ghana who wants to be a gynecologist when she grows up.
    Bobi Wine: The pop star versus the strongman President

    Bobi Wine: The pop star 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.'
    Report details failures in Niger mission

    Report details failures in Niger mission


    The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S....

    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.