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Monica Mark

Donated clothes make a roaring trade across Africa

Hand-me-downs account for the majority of outfits in Sierra Leone where seven out of 10 people live on less than $2 a day.

Lagos steals the show

Arise Africa Fashion Week has been so successful in Lagos that organisers are planning to make it a major fixture on the global fashion calendar.

Nigeria: ‘Sharia or nothing’

Jihadists blame country's woes on secular state and say they have al-Qaeda's support in their fight.

Nigeria’s Christmas massacre ‘mastermind’ escapes

Kabir Sokoto, the man accused of the attack on a Nigerian church that killed 37 people on Christmas Day, has escaped from police custody.

Youssou N’Dour tunes up for political arena

Youssou N'Dour is putting his music career on hold so he can enter politics ahead of the presidential elections in his native Senegal next year.

Portugal banks on former colony Angola for bailout

Not so long ago thousands of Angolans were fleeing for Portugal. Now the tables have turned.

Gambians go marbles for Jammeh as president

Friend of Jermaine Jackson, mystic who 'cures' Aids and autocratic leader of winter sun destination, Yahya Jammeh expected to win again.

Nigeria uses US warfare tactics against Islamists

The US army provided counter-insurgency training to Nigerian troops battling a rise in attacks by Islamist militants, the Nigerian military reveals.

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