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Female students in Senegal's schools sexually exploited by teachers, HRW says


Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:40:54 GMT
Fanta was just 16 when she began having sex with her 30-year-old teacher.

Boko Haram executes second aid worker in Nigeria


Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:59:10 GMT
A second aid worker who was hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian government said.

One billion Tanzanian shilling reward for abducted billionaire


Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:08:58 GMT
The family of kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji offered a $440,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

Kanye and Kim meet Ugandan President Museveni


Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:37:07 GMT
President Yoweri Museveni has met Kanye West and and his wife, reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian West at State House Entebbe.

Boko Haram threatens to kill kidnapped aid workers within 24 hours


Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:02 GMT
Boko Haram threatens to kill kidnapped aid workers within 24 hours, says ICRC

At least 34 killed in Uganda mudslides. floods


Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:11:03 GMT
At least 34 people were killed after mudslides and floods engulfed homes in eastern Uganda, according to the Uganda Red Cross Society on Friday.

Sierra Leone cancels $300 million airport deal with China


Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:03:04 GMT
Sierra Leone has nixed plans to build a controversial, $318 million airport outside the capital of Freetown with a Chinese company and funded by Chinese loans.

At least 50 killed in Kenya bus crash


Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:44:23 GMT
At least 50 people, including seven children, were killed in a bus crash west of Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, police said.

FIFA bans Sierra Leone from world football over interference claims


Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:00:48 GMT
FIFA has suspended Sierra Leone from world football over claims of government interference.

'Our daughter is facing a death sentence,' says parents of kidnapped schoolgirl


Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:53:31 GMT
The parents of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu have told CNN that terror group Boko Haram has issued an execution deadline for their daughter.

The Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution


Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:11:14 GMT
In the largest park in Paris, women openly work as prostitutes. But police say most of them are slaves.

'If you have other opinions, they put you in jail,' says freed Rwandan opposition leader


Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:32:45 GMT
When Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire learned that she was going to be released from jail, she couldn't believe the news.

Bobi Wine: The 'Ghetto President' versus the strongman President


Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:41:02 GMT
In one corner is Bobi Wine, the charismatic and wildly popular musician, affectionately known in Uganda as 'the Ghetto President.'

Women are dying from backstreet abortions in Malawi


Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:01:28 GMT

Meet the female tech genius coding at Ethiopia's first AI lab


Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:58:02 GMT
At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia's fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred to as 'Sheba Valley'.

HIV-positive mother donates liver to her uninfected baby in South Africa


Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:54:52 GMT
A liver transplant from an HIV-positive woman to her uninfected baby in South Africa has the potential to widen the country's organ donor pool, experts say.

It's time to act end FGM and save girls in Somalia


Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:52:07 GMT
Four young girls lost their lives recently after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. They had a lot in common. All four were almost the same age - between 10 and 11 years old. Everyone lived within a 200-mile radius.

The Nigerian women who reject feminism


Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:12:05 GMT
Can a woman who is running for office in a patriarchy not describe herself as a feminist? This is the question many are asking after Nigerian presidential candidate, Eunice Atuejide, tweeted that she does not like feminism.

Dambe: A forgotten martial art is growing online


Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:42:33 GMT
From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all.

Kenya's $800 million flower market is seeing a boost from China


Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:06:45 GMT
Red Lands Roses in Kenya produces some of the boldest shades of roses, from a glossy red to a bright yellow and even a vivid pink. Every single bundle of flowers is carefully prepared for export to several countries, with China being one of their biggest markets.

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege who mends women


Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:32:15 GMT
Denis Mukwege's time has come.

Inside Elmina Castle is a haunting reminder of its past


Posted: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:17:04 GMT
Across Africa, from the north of the Sahara to the West African coast sit many relics of the continent's early interactions with Europe.

Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist


Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:21:19 GMT

'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:32:19 GMT

Report details failures in Niger mission


Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 19:23:13 GMT
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.

Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize


Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:16:27 GMT
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.

Kenya's vinyl revival


Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:03:03 GMT
Inside a record store in Kenyatta Market, Nairobi, crate-digging enthusiasts search for East African music gems. At stall 570, vinyl culture is thriving.