Africa

Africa's key security challenges for 2018

Ongoing wars, terrorism and growing Western involvement in Africa are set to be key themes in 2018.

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Nigeria's DSS 'arrests Cameroon separatist leader'

English speaking Cameroonians say they have been marginalised by the country's French speakers.

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Ghana bars recruits over stretch marks and bleached skin

The Ghanaian Immigration Service disqualifies female candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from ongoing recruitment exercise.

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Why African millennials can't get enough of Bitcoin

African millenials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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Harrowing footage shows rescue of migrants from sinking dinghy – video

A rubber dinghy carrying more than 100 migrants has deflated off the coast of Libya, killing at least eight people. The Italian coastguard filmed the rescue operation, which took place in international waters on Saturday afternoonEight people die and 86 r

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In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival

The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.

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Internet confusion after Egypt footballer wins Africa award

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah's win as African Player of the Year 2017 is dividing social media users.

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Tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

A hot air balloon with 20 people crashed Friday in Egypt's ancient city of Luxor, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others, according to Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority and a hot air balloon company.

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The rise of African contemporary art

African artists are enjoying an increasingly high profile at global exhibitions.

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Short showers for India's cricket team in SA

Touring test side faces inconvenience in a city getting to grips with water shortages.

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Is this Senegal's biggest Olympique de Marseille fan?

Alioune Diop is based in Senegal but his favourite football team is French club Olympique de Marseille.

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Opinion: How to stop the slave trade in Libya and beyond

To tackle the slave trade, we need to address the root causes, writes Maurice Middleberg, of Free the Slaves.

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Immortalizing African heritage in VR

The Zamani Project, based in South Africa, aims to digitally map African heritage sites using 3D technology.

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Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl rescued in Nigeria

She is one of the 276 schoolgirls who were abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2014.

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Ethiopia PM 'misquoted' over prisoners

The government denies that the prime minister promised to free all political prisoners.

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Zimbabwe court drops subversion charges against US woman

A Zimbabwean court dropped subversion charges Thursday against a US citizen accused of saying on Twitter that the southern African nation was being led by "a selfish and sick man."

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Egypt using death sentences to 'settle scores'

The number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt's military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups.

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Megaprojects, elections and conflicts that will make headlines

History was being made across the continent in 2017. From the end of an era to the realization of grand ambitions, from thrilling discoveries, to tragedies that shocked the world.

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