Voters will be going to the polls in a weekend run-off election in the Central African Republic that many hope will bring peace to the country after its worst outbreak of sectarian violence since independence in 1960.
Tens of thousands of refugees who fled the violence in Burundi and sought sanctuary in Rwanda are to be sent elsewhere. The move comes amid renewed accusations of Rwandan meddling in Burundi.
Amid heckling from the opposition, the South African president used his State of the Nation speech to try and redeem himself following a spending scandal. But calls for him to step down are growing.
Meryl Streep's comments on diversity have raised ire at the Berlin International Film Festival. The actress and jury president's remarks immediately sparked outrage on social media.
#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? After his first 100 days in office, Tanzanian president Magufuli has made several reforms. He has made a big impact leaving other Africans hoping their leaders will follow his example.
Land reforms in Kenya are blocking wildlife corridors. A rental contract with local Maasai is providing a solution.
New studies show that land degradation is advancing and that African countries are among the worst hit. Poorer communities suffer the most though there is some cause for hope.
Half a century ago, South Africa's apartheid regime declared Cape Town's District Six a white-only area. After its multiracial community was forcefully dismantled, efforts to rebuild it have been painfully slow.
Tanzania plans to axe live parliamentary TV broadcasts, angering opposition legislators. Media practitioners and rights activists are still smarting over the closure by the government of a Swahili-language weekly.
Camping, camels and challenging treks – more and more tourists are drawn to the desert.
Zuma's state of the nation address +++ Suicide attack kills 56 in Nigeria +++ S. Africa remembers District Six eviction
German investors are showing increasing connfidence in Nigeria's economy. By 2050 its population will surpass the US.
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