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Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies

2 hours 43 min ago
Prize-winning writer and critic Binyavanga Wainaina dies at the age of 48.

Sudan crisis: Ayman Maw, the rapper who joined the protests

11 hours 11 min ago
Rapper Ayman Maw joined Sudan's pro-democracy protesters after returning from exile in the US.

Being black in Nazi Germany

11 hours 34 min ago
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s.

Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal - jury

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:08
Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi-driver's victims has his day in court.

Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:51
The UN envoy says that unless the flow of arms to Libya stops there could be a descent into chaos.

Cosafa Cup: Angola withdrawal weakens tournament further

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:42
Angola become the second Africa Cup of Nations-bound sides, with Madagascar, to withdraw from southern Africa's Cosafa Cup.

Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa wait on passports for players

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:11
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter is waiting on passports for two players to join up with his 30-man provisional squad.

Caster Semenya to run 3,000m in Prefontaine

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:11
Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on 30 June without having to lower her testosterone levels.

Asamoah Gyan quits Ghana national team over captaincy

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:38
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan retires from international football after being removed as captain of the national team.

Malawi election: Voters weigh up choice in close race

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:47
Seven million Malawians are voting for a new president in one of the country's most unpredictable polls.

Sierra Leone: What is life for the prostitutes of Freetown?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:02
Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown tell their stories.

Ahmed Abiy hosts glitzy fundraising dinner for the elite

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:10
Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy hosts a $173,000-a-head dinner in the capital Addis Ababa.

Lake Malawi: The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:54
Force Ngwira is fighting the use of mosquito nets for fishing, which depletes stocks in Lake Malawi.

PSG's Mbappe beats Ivory Coast's Nicolas Pepe to French award

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:35
Paris Saint-German and France's Kylian Mbappe beats Ivory Coast and Lille's Nicolas Pepe to the Player of the Year award in France.

Ghana's Thomas Partey says 'quality not enough' to win Afcon

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:48
Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey warns Ghana that quality on its own will not be enough to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Uganda boat capsize: Dozens feared dead on Lake Albert

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:13
Dozens of footballers and fans are feared dead as a boat carrying them capsizes in Uganda.

Confederation Cup: Zamalek's Gross 'sad' about last-gasp Berkane goal

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:36
Zamalek coach Christian Gross is 'sad' his side conceded a last-gasp goal to Renaissance Berkane in the first leg of the Confederation Cup final.

The hidden lives of ‘housegirls’ in Kenya

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:56
A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers to ensure their safety.

Malawi election: Albino killings, the president’s fake death and five more things

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:28
Seven million Malawians are registered for Tuesday's election - here are seven things about the poll.

Nigeria celebrate first Women's Wafu cup title win after beating Ivory Coast

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:05
Nigeria's Super Falcons clinch their first West African Football Union (Wafu) Zone B Women's Cup.


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