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Is Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?

The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

Sudan: Deadly crackdown probe results spark fresh protests

A Sudanese investigation said that 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest in June. The probe's death toll sparked fresh anger

Uganda: One year of social media tax

The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups

Ethiopia’s ethnic violence shows Abiy’s vulnerability

Ethiopia's Prime Minister looks increasingly vulnerable as he faces deep divisions in the ruling coalition and simmering ethnic conflicts

Ebola cases in DRC top 2 000

The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations

Will elections in Guinea-Bissau end years of political crisis?

Guineans hope the poll will mark the end of a long period of political crisis in the West African country

Senegal President Macky Sall wins re-election

Macky Sall has secured a solid majority of votes, winning a second term without the need for a run-off vote

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

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis deepens

Zimbabwe’s economy is in dire straits. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to stabilise the economy 'soon' but not everyone is optimistic

Meet Sam Okyere: ‘The most famous black man in South Korea’

When Sam Okyere arrived in South Korea for university he was met with racism. But he found a way to turn his negative experiences into a positive

Botswana elephant massacre ‘largest to date’

Nearly 90 elephants have been killed for ivory in Botswana, according to a wildlife charity. But the government has cast doubt on the figure

Libya’s militias agree to UN ceasefire in Tripoli

The United Nations has hailed a deal to 'end all hostilities' and 'protect civilians' after days of deadly clashes in the capital

Mozambique imposes prohibitive new fees on foreign correspondents

Journalists must pay $2500 per trip to report from Mozambique

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