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‘Change is coming’: Opposition parties are optimistic as Botswana votes

2019-10-23 15:55

Two opposition party leaders are confident about the prospect of being Botswana’s next head of state as more than 900 000 citizens were voting to determine the diamond-rich country’s fate today.

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader issues warning over dam

2019-10-22 22:34

Ethiopia's prime minister has warned that if there's a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve a current deadlock.

Central African countries to fight Ebola together

2019-10-22 13:48

Health ministers in 10 central African countries have held talks on boosting data sharing and cross-border surveillance in the fight against Ebola, the DR Congo announces.

9 killed in Burkina Faso attack

2019-10-21 21:57

Nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in the latest attack in a region struggling with a jihadist revolt, a security official says.

WATCH | Nearly 150 freed from purported school in Nigeria

2019-10-21 15:08

Police said they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

2019-10-21 10:45

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

Rise in trafficking of Ivorian women, girls to Europe

2019-10-18 17:47

An increasing number of women and girls from Ivory Coast are being trafficked to Northern Africa and Europe, the International Organization for Migration warns.

Malawi police probe officers over rape allegations

2019-10-17 21:28

Malawi police on Thursday announced the launch of an inquiry into allegations by rights groups that its officers raped and tortured women during demonstrations over presidential election results.

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools

2019-10-16 19:39

Nigeria's president ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings, abuse and squalid conditions.

 

WATCH | Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

2019-10-23 11:25

Botswana goes to the polls in a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

Nigeria charges two Britons in connection with $9bn claim

2019-10-22 20:42

Nigeria has charged two British nationals with fraud and money laundering over a failed gas project at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar arbitration award in London, the anti-graft agency said.

7 Cameroonian soldiers plead not guilty to executing women and children

2019-10-21 22:55

Seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing two women and their children in an alleged summary execution that was caught on video pleaded not guilty at a military tribunal on Monday.

Thousands of Sudanese call for dissolving Bashir's party

2019-10-21 21:57

Thousands of Sudanese rallied in several cities including the capital Khartoum, urging the country's new authorities to dissolve the former ruling party of ousted Islamist leader Omar al-Bashir.

Floods force 23 000 from their homes in Niger

2019-10-21 12:46

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials say, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.

Twenty dead in DR Congo bus accident

2019-10-20 13:22

Twenty people were killed early Sunday when a packed bus came off the road on a highway west of the DR Congo capital Kinshasa and burst into flames, a local official said.

Partial Mozambique election results show big win for ruling party

2019-10-19 11:07

Partial results for Mozambique's high-stakes general election have been released, showing President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party headed for a dominant victory.

Cleric charged over 'illegal detention' at boarding school in Nigeria

2019-10-18 12:05

Police in northern Nigeria charged a cleric with operating an "illegal detention centre" after scores of young men were rescued from his Islamic school where they were tortured and chained.

Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse

2019-10-17 09:38

About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.

Nigerian painting fetches 1.1m after Google search

2019-10-16 10:42

A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1m after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.

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