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Betty Bigome: The woman who befriended a warlord

When Betty Bigombe was growing up in northern Uganda in the late 1950s, she walked four miles a day to…

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Emir blames parents for Nigeria’s insecurity

A Nigerian Emir has blamed parents for not instilling enough discipline in their children, resulting in a rise of insecurity…

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Dozens dead in Tanzania fuel tanker blast

Mourning is under way in Tanzania for the 64 people who died when a fuel tanker exploded on Saturday. Pictures…

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Turkish sailors Kidnapped off Nigeria ‘freed’

Ten Turkish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released, according to reports…

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Libyan fighters agree to truce during Eid

The United Nations (UN) has welcomed a truce agreed by Libya’s main warring parties during the three-day Muslim festival Eid…

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Uganda starts largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a…

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Mnangagwa fires minister for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ after corruption charge

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister, who was last month charged with corruption involving $95 million, a…

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‘Eritrea’s military service still ‘repressive’ despite peace deal’

Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes that…

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Congo medics arrested over Ebola doctor’s killing

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the killing of a World Health Organisation…

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Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament

Female Members of Parliament (MPs) have walked out of Kenya’s parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to…

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