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State-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your money.
Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than that.
Joel Embiid's career has been dizzying. In three short years, he moved from playing amateur basketball in Cameroon to the NBA.
Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's mummies.
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health.
On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia.
A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to court.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioned a new training center in Senegal, the first of its kind in Africa.
Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in Kenya.
More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria - with strings attached.
Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the sarcophagus of a mummified woman dating back 3,000 years.
The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his country and denies that an "auction" for the bride took place, as was alleged by a UK-based child advocacy organization.
At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in the central region of Uganda Saturday, according to tweets from the Ugandan police force.
Clean needles and condoms are offered at this drop-in clinic. It is the first in West Africa running a free opioid substitution service.
Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has thrown her hat into the election ring for Nigeria's upcoming 2019 elections and says her candidacy will "disrupt the politics of failure" in Africa's most populous nation.
Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.
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.
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.
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.