Tanzanian President John Magufuli just marked one year since he was elected. In that period, Magufuli's leadership has raised both hopes and fears with his no-nonsense style.
Militants in northern Kenya have killed at least 12 people at a guest house in northern Kenya. Local authorities suspect the attack was carried out by Islamist militants from Somalia's al-Shabab group.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco is currently touring East Africa. Officially he is looking to improve relations with the region but he has another goal: Find support for Morocco joining the African Union.
Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the ongoing violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan.
A fire fight broke out after hundreds gathered to protest UN troops' presence in the capital, Bangui. Some want the troops to leave, while others have called on them to take on a more aggressive role.
October 24 is World Polio Day. It was first marked a decade ago to fight polio. In the meantime, most African countries are now free of the disease.
Modern architecture boomed in Ivory Coast shortly after independence in 1960. The country now wants to recapture the spirit of that era with a new Ivorian School of Architecture and fresh ideas for urban development.
The death toll has climbed to 80 after rescuers in Cameroon pulled more bodies from the debris of a derailed passenger train. Cameroon's president has declared Monday a national day of mourning for the victims.
Fraud charges against South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan have opened fresh divisions within the ruling ANC. Gordhan's supporters claim the charges are politically motivated.
Paper made from elephant dung provides income for communities living side-by-side with pachyderms.
South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has rased fears that other countries will follow. But why do many nations wish not to take part in international alliances to begin with?
A third of the world's pirate attacks take place in the Gulf of Guinea.
Now the oil prices has fallen, Nigeria's economy has gone from bad to worse.
Black farmers in South Africa need support to cope with farming as an industry.
At least 55 people are dead after a train filled to over twice its capacity derailed in Cameroon.
Magufuli's first year in office+++S. Africa and Burundi urged to reconsider decision to leave ICC
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Kenya has just crowned its first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism. In a region where people living with albinism live in fear of ritual killings, the beauty pageant offered a rare chance for them to show their talents.
As urban populations around the world swell, one of the problems that urgently needs to be addressed is wastewater management. Lucy Mutinda is offering Kenyan businesses and individuals a smart solution.
Cameroonian markets have been flooded with second-hand clothes from Europe and the United States. Consumers prefer to buy from Germany because of its high quality products.
After decades working as a newspaper cartoonist in his native Ivory Coast, Lassane Zohore has started a new project. He's using his talent to adapt African legends into animated films for children.
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