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Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:27

Girls in north-eastern Nigeria manage to flee when the jihadists attack their school. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Lagos Seals-Off 8 Houses, Arrests 9 Over Illegal Construction
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:20

[Leadership] For failing to comply with building construction processes and laws, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, at the weekend sealed e...

Zambia:Scotland Pumps U.S.$6 Million in Projects
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00

[Times of Zambia] The Scottish Government has set aside over US$ 6 million for support towards various projects in Zambia for the period 2017 to 2022...

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:27

Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010. BBC News - Africa

South Africa:Battle Over Mining Rights in Remote Eastern Cape Villages
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:23

[GroundUp] Resident Zenzele Gampe says a battle over mining the land has divided his community. "We are no longer the community we were and never will...

Rwanda:IMF Speaks Out On Rwanda's Debt Levels
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:27

[New Times] The International Monetary Fund has spoken out on Rwanda's debt levels, saying that though they have gone up in the recent past they are s...

Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:27

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as ...

Nigeria:Nigeria Sells U.S.$2.5 Billion Eurobonds to Replace Naira Debt
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:29

[Guardian] Nigeria sold $ 2.5 billion of Eurobonds as it sought to lower funding costs by using the notes to refinance higher-yielding naira debt. A...

Kenya:Kenya May Issue New Eurobond 'Next Month' to Settle Big Debts
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:27

[Nation] Kenya is likely to become the third African country to borrow from international markets this year to pay up her maturing debts after Egypt a...

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o on 'reimagining Africa'
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:32

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent. BBC News - Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:30

President Emerson Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to unite around the opposition leader's memory. BBC News - Africa

DR Congo troops killed 'in Virunga park' by Rwandan army
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:28

The fighting occurred inside the famous Virunga national park, the Congolese army says. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Nigeria, Global Agencies Agree to Fight Illicit Financial Flows in Africa
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:25

[Premium Times] With current estimated loss by Africa through illicit financial flows put at over $ 80 billion annually, Nigeria on Thursday agreed t...

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:22

The move is aimed at stemming a wave of anti-government protests, state media reports. BBC News - Africa

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:25

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records. BBC News - Africa

Malawi:Goodall Scoffs At 'Indictment' On Malawi Govt Borrowing - What Debt?
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:50

[Nyasa Times] Finister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has scoffed at the opposition and civil society organisations who ...

Nigeria:I'll Not Keep Mum When Things Are Going Wrong in Nigeria - Obasanjo
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:21

[Vanguard] The Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that he will never keep his mouth shut whenever he sees things going wro...

Africa:Airbnb Looks for Tourism Growth Across Africa
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:27

[Digital Content Africa] Airbnb is an international shared economy start-up that has built its presence in Africa without a lot of hoopla. At the end ...

Uganda:Boda Boda Riders Block Off Road As They Share Donated Money
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:48

[Observer] Boda Boda cyclists have this afternoon closed off Tufnell Drive in Kamwokya for almost 30 minutes as they shared money supposedly given to ...

Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:28

The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires. BBC News - Africa

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