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Abandoned in Lebanon, African domestic workers just want to go home

Dumped by their employers, and then stranded by their governments, African workers in Lebanon just want to go home. But it’s not that simple

Yes, Cote D’Ivoire’s president is running for a third term. But this time it’s different

COMMENT: A senior Ivorian government official argues that President Alassane Ouattara is within his rights to run again

Social stigma adds to Kenya’s Covid pain

In Nairobi’s slums, residents spurn Covid-19 tests, fearing both ostracisation and the financial costs of being quarantined

The brutal abduction caught on camera in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Muchehiwa is one of dozens of Zimbabweans who have been kidnapped and tortured by unidentified armed men

Campaigning together, but on their own

Social media is driving a new – largely anonymous – form of protest in Zimbabwe and Zambia

‘Pro-family’ campaigners ignore pregnant women dying during Covid lockdowns

Conservative groups are fighting efforts to expand African women’s access to healthcare. Do they care about women all the time, or only when they’re procreating?

Controls on remittances risk driving financial flows to Somalia underground

The regulations aim to prevent money laundering and financing terror organisations, but implementing them is proving to be difficult

Polls in Ethiopia’s Tigray set to escalate standoff with Abiy

In recent days Abiy's office has instructed the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority to call journalists working for foreign media outlets to pressure them not to cover the vote

Mozambican authorities must stop the attack on media freedom

When journalists stop telling the truth about what’s going on in their country, when they stop exposing wrongdoing and corruption allegations, everyone suffers

Cameroon’s twin crises create surge in teen pregnancy

When conflict and Covid-19 disrupt schooling and devastate the economy, girls drop out, and teen pregnancies rise

Kenyan cops cash in on Covid-19

The ‘unmasked’ are arrested during early morning patrols, taken to police stations and charged a ‘bond’

Kidnappings shake Mozambique’s business community

Impunity for the perpetrators has analysts worried that the trend of kidnapping businesspeople in Mozambique may grow

Poking fun at Museveni is no joke

A ‘deranged’ comedy group is testing the limits of the Ugandan leader’s long rule – and his patience

Swiss company accused of tax dodging in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s tax authority said ABB, one of Switzerland’s most profitable companies, avoided paying millions of dollars to the economically crippled country

Zimbabwean protest leader Ngarivhume freed on bail

Zimbabwean opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume on Wednesday was granted bail at his fourth attempt since being detained on July 20 for calling protests against corruption

South Sudan’s forex shortage highlights broader economic crisis

South Sudan has nearly run out of foreign currency – and this is just the tip of a much bigger economic crisis.

The real story of the world’s biggest tanzanite find

In just three weeks, Saniniu Laizer uncovered the three largest tanzanite gemstones in history – earning himself more than $5-million. Who is he and how did he do it?

Meet the creative Nigerian athletes earning alternative livings during lockdown

Nigerian basketball players Austin Akpejiori and Ukamaka Okoh are keeping busy during their Covid-mandated time off court — with interior design and shoemaking, respectively

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