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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.
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.
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 has declared a 'national disaster' following severe floods that have left at least 100 people dead in several states across the country, officials say.
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.
A female aid worker abducted in Nigeria's troubled northeast region has been killed, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday.
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.
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 have died in Somalia from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to anti-FGM campaigner, Hawa Aden Mohamed.
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's government has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare after 20 people of cholera.
Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe's president, yet his name and presence still dominate news and conversations in the country.
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.
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.
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."
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."
On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London.
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.
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.
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.
In one corner is Bobi Wine, the charismatic and wildly popular musician, affectionately known in Uganda as 'the Ghetto President.'
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.
In one suburb of Dakar, Senegal's capital, every week, one person lands a sum of money that is tantamount to a jackpot.
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.