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Kenyan rights groups demand clarity over activist’s death

Rights groups are demanding an investigation into the death of activist Caroline Mwatha. Police claim she died during a failed abortion

Africa’s forgotten stateless population

Africa has one of the largest stateless populations in the world, however governments have only recently started to recognise it as a serious problem

Sierra Leone declares national rape emergency

President Julius Bio has raised the maximum punishment for rape of a minor and called on the country to address its rape "scourge"

Mozambique’s financial scandal may get even bigger

Mozambique's parliament has lifted immunity for its ex-finance minister Manuel Chang, detained in SA on a US-issued international arrest warrant.

EU ‘concerned’ after Nigeria’s president suspends top judge

The European Union says the president's decision 'raises concerns about opportunity for electoral justice'

Kenya terror attack highlights security challenges

Kenya's security agencies are under scrutiny following the latest attack on a hotel compound

Ethiopia’s ethnic conflicts destabilise Abiy’s reforms

Abiy Ahmed has introduced dramatic reforms since assuming power more than nine months ago. But as ethnic clashes flare, the changes may not be enough

Investigating DRC’s illegal gold trade

Tracing commercially available gold back to illegal mining operations is easier said than done

Mohamed Salah nets second African Footballer of the Year title

Egypt and Liverpool soccer star Mohamed Salah has picked up the Confederation of African Football's top player award for a second successive year

Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses

A truth and reconciliation commission has begun to investigate alleged rights abuses during the 22-year-long rule of Yahya Jammeh

Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog

Nairobi's reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology

Are Sudan’s protests against Bashir regime doomed to fail?

Though a diplomatic pariah, Omar al-Bashir's Western back channel support means he holds the cards in a standoff unlikely to deliver major change

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