Africa

ANC could ask Jacob Zuma to quit within fortnight

Supporters of new ANC leader want president sidelined so party can prepare for 2019 electionsJacob Zuma is likely to face a demand from South Africa’s ruling party to step down as the country’s president within two weeks, officials have said

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia president as hopes soar sky-high

Liberians celebrate country’s first peaceful, democratic transition of power in 47 yearsIt was not the first time George Weah had packed out a football stadium, but perhaps it was the most significant.Liberians queued for miles to see the inaugurat

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Trump and Africa: a missed opportunity?

Let's get this out of the way first: It's a bit of a misnomer to talk about "Africa" as a single entity.

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Global Beats: Senegalese musician Jahseen

Senegalese musician Jahseen wants to challenge what people around the world consider to be Senegalese music.

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Celebrating death in style: Ghana's fantasy coffins

It's a business that thrives on death, but a group of coffin makers in Ghana has made something quite remarkable out of it.

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Who is George Weah, Liberia's new president?

How George Weah went from being the world's best footballer to the president of Liberia.

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Captured, raped, ransomed: the kidnappers preying on Eritrean refugees | Sally Hayden

When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordealIt was right at the moment Ella thought she was safe that she was kidnapped.The 17-year-old had just entered easte

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Kenya forest death: activists blame EU for ignoring human rights warnings

EU criticised for its ‘poor response’ after an indigenous herder is killed during a forced eviction for a water conservation project it fundsThe European Union has been accused of a fatally slow response to human rights warnings after the kil

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4 foreign nationals held at gunpoint in Nigeria

Two American and two Canadian citizens have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, a state in Northern Nigeria, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police told CNN.

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Zimbabwe president pledges 'free and fair' election in five months

Emmerson Mnangagwa reaffirms pledge for first democratic vote since Robert Mugabe deposedZimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that elections will be held within “four to five months”, the first since the end of Robert M

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Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'

Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.

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South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

Residents will be banned from using more than 50 litres of water a day from next month.

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Nigeria: two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in ambush

Police say ‘unknown armed men’ seized quartet on road to Abuja‘Every possible means’ being employed to rescue abducteesTwo Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped in an ambush in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, in the lat

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Somali fisherwoman breaks boundaries in Mogadishu

Riyan Abukar Ali is determined to succeed as a fisherwoman in Somalia, in a trade dominated by men.

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Congolese government in rent arrears for London embassy

Owners of building on Great Portland Street reveal rent issue during successful legal action to remove human rights activistsThe Congolese government is facing legal action for failing to pay rent on its embassy in London, it has emerged.The step taken by

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Sadat nephew and Sisi critic drops Egyptian presidential bid

Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat says he doubts there will be genuine competition and indicates he may wait until 2022The nephew of the assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat has dramatically announced he will not run in March’s presidential election

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Opinion: From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia

I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.

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'People were screaming': troops destroy $200,000 aid camps in Somalia

More than 4,000 people are homeless two weeks after security forces demolished camps sheltering internally displaced SomalisTwo weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirt

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