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Doctors’ strike exacerbates Zim health sector crisis

A monthlong nationwide strike by doctors in Zimbabwe has left thousands of patients without adequate treatment and many beds empty

2019: Africa heads into an election year

Voters in several African nations, including Nigeria and South Africa, are headed to the ballot box in 2019

Anger over dictatorship, not bread, fuelling Sudan uprising

The protest wave sweeping across Sudan was never about bread; it's a nation fed up with a decades-old military dictatorship

Who is Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege?

The gynecologist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping victims of sexual violence in the DRC

How Bush Snr’s failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties

As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilise Somalia

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Buhari denies clone rumours

Rumours that the Nigerian president had died and been replaced by a lookalike called "Jubril" have been spreading on the internet

Power vacuum in Gabon: End of the Bongo dynasty?

Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president’s powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state"

CAR’s Colonel ‘Rambo’ to face war crimes charges in The Hague

A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Tanzania's President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gay people

WHO braces for six more months of Ebola in DRC

Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Cameroon stunned by mass kidnap of children

The kidnapping of 78 children in Cameroon's Anglophone region has further exacerbated tensions

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