Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda to launch world's largest free trade area+++Kenyan victims of lead poisoning still waiting for justice +++ UNDP helping Zimbabwe prepare elections+++Non-communicable diseases on the rise in Uganda
Many African countries are better connected with the rest of the world than they are with each other. New free trade agreements are being discussed in the hope of opening up the African market.
The recent refugee crisis in the Arab world and Europe has taken the spotlight off sub-Saharan Africa. But a new report by UNHCR reveals that the situation in Africa in 2015 was also grim. Here is a graphical overview.
The role of AU forces is on the rise as African leaders agreed on Monday to send a large AU military force to South Sudan with a more robust mandate than the 12,000-strong UN protection force already in the country.
Several African states have rejected Turkey's request to close schools run by the Hizmet movement. Turkish President Erdogan accused Fethullah Gulen, who owns Hizmet, of involvement in the failed July 15 coup.
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