Africa

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike for better pay

Vice-president says all strikers fired with immediate effect in interest ‘of saving lives’Zimbabwe has fired thousands of nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries in a hardline response by the country’s new leadership to growing labour un

Africa

World Cup hopes drive fit-again Onyekuru

The chance of playing at the World Cup is spurring on Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru as comes back from a serious knee injury.

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DR Congo FA boss Constant Omari held over corruption

Fifa Council member and DR Congo Football Association president Constant Omari is being questioned as part of an embezzlement probe.

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Salah joins Aguero in PFA team of the year

Champions Manchester City have five players in the the Professional Footballers' Association Players' team of the year.

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Mugabe is gone and people can now say anything about him

A new satirical play, "Operation Restore Regasi," based on the end days of Mugabe's 37-year rule, packed out theaters in Harare.

Africa

Commonwealth nations pledge £2.7bn to halt deadly resurgence of malaria

Leaders at health summit in London will be urged to adopt target of halving cases of the disease by 2023, to save 650,000 livesInvestments worth more than £2.7bn are being pledged on Wednesday in a drive to halve the number of malaria cases across the Co

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From cattle herder to big pharma expert: one man's fight to end malaria – podcast

Dr Allan Pamba on the ‘silent epidemic’ that drove him to leave his Kenyan village, train as a clinician and become a leading authority on global healthLike many fellow Kenyans, Allan Pamba had his first experience of malaria as a small boy in his gra

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Somaliland poet jailed for three years in crackdown on writers

Naima Abwaan Qorane sentenced for ‘anti-national activity’ in former British protectorateA poet has been sentenced to three years in prison in Somaliland as part of a wide-ranging crackdown against activists and writers. Naima Abwaan Qorane, 27, was j

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How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers

Over the past few decades Kenyan fishing has rapidly declined, and imports of fish from China have captured the market.

Africa

Diamond Platnumz is in trouble for a kiss

One of Africa's top musicians is being questioned by Tanzanian police for a video of him kissing a woman.

Africa

Lauren: Africa's teams at the World Cup will not get past last eight

Former Arsenal and Cameroon defender Lauren says that the World Cup quarter-finals is the best that African teams can hope for in Russia.

Africa

New tech revolutionizes fight against ancient diseases in Africa, Asia

On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bio

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'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'

Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

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Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in some African countries, study suggests

Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests.

Africa

Places at stake in Confederation Cup group phase

The African Confederation Cup play-off round reaches its conclusion this week as teams attempt to reach the group phase of the competition.

Africa

Cecafa expel Zanzibar from U-17 championship in Burundi

The Council for East and Central Africa FAs (Cecafa) expels Zanzibar from the Cecafa Under 17 Championship in Burundi, for using ineligible players.

Africa

Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

She was wrongly dismissed over claims she had sexually assaulted her players, a Rwandan court rules.

Africa

11 lions are killed in a suspected poison attack, dealing a major blow to conservation efforts

Lions are in peril. They're losing their natural habitats. They're being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years.

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Torino midfielder Joel Obi eyes World Cup place with Nigeria

Torino midfielder Joel Obi sets his sights on being at the World Cup in Russia this summer with Nigeria.

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Nigeria's President Buhari to meet Trump April 30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House said.

Africa

Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures

The only global prize for contemporary African photography reveals it shortlist for 2018, bringing together artists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Morocco as well as Europe and the US, and covering subjects as diverse as FGM, nomadic life, the plig

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Western bombing won’t save Syria. Non-western diplomacy might | Chandran Nair

Interventionist policies from the west have failed in the Middle East. It’s time for the rest of the world to step up and offer non-military solutionsThe past week has seemed like a bad rerun. For the third time in 15 years, western countries, led by th

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'The earlier you go, the longer you live': HIV self-testing in South Africa | Rebecca Ratcliffe

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatmentDavid* is perched on a stool, staring at the table in front of him. On it, a small te

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Belgium comes to terms with 'human zoos' of its colonial past

Sixty years ago, Belgium set up a live display of people from Congo for the 1958 world fair. Now the country is rethinking that legacySixty years ago on Tuesday, Belgium staged the opening of the 1958 world fair, a glittering 200-day celebration of postwa

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Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Poet Lemn Sissay adds voice to campaign for repatriation of the boy’s remains with other loot taken after the Battle of MaqdalaFor 150 years, Ethiopians have been asking when Prince Alemayehu will come home. The orphan prince, a descendant of Solomon, w

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The funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - in pictures

An emotional and colourful service for the ‘mother of the nation’ was attended by thousands in Soweto Continue reading...

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Salah shortlisted for PFA awards

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City have three players on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

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