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Kenya's last two general elections have been tarnished by allegations of fraud and outbreaks of violence, which have divided the nation since.
Women in the impoverished East African nation could bear the brunt of proposed cuts to US foreign aid.
Situated in Lake Victoria, Ngamba has become a sanctuary for Uganda's abandoned and abused chimpanzees, and a vital resource for scientists.
Filmmaker Judy Kibinge has been hand-picked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to join the ranks of voting members.
New pictures have emerged of Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since he left the country on medical leave 80 days ago.
A 9-year-old South African boy diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular treatment.
Jack Ma, Asia's richest man and founder of Alibaba Group is on a two-day trip to east Africa, visiting Kenya and Rwanda with 38 fellow Chinese billionaires, all no doubt poised with expensive fountain pens, ready to ink billion dollar deals.
Cecil the lion's 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the hunt.
For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya.
The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads "The point of no return." It's a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria's past and a reminder of the treacherous journey -- and lives -- thousands were led on into slavery.
Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile and calorie-rich crop that is resilient enough to thrive in harsh climates.
In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates.
Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city flooded.
Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency
The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.
Second hand clothing is a big part of the Ugandan economy, but a proposed ban on such imports may change that
The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art