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Model mission

1 hour 25 min ago
South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.

Bedroom battleground

1 hour 41 min ago
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after 'kicking assault'

7 hours 35 min ago
Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.

US president's half-brother, Malik Obama, 'voting for Trump'

9 hours 21 min ago
US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".

South Africa sacked reporters win SABC censorship case

10 hours 35 min ago
South Africa's public broadcaster is ordered to reinstate four journalists sacked for speaking out against censorship at the corporation.

Malawian 'hyena man' arrested for having sex with children

12 hours 14 min ago
An HIV-positive Malawian, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation traditions, is arrested on the orders of the president.

Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport

13 hours 27 min ago
At least 13 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near the main entrance of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police say.

Mamelodi Sundowns close in on last-four spot

16 hours 23 min ago
Mamelodi Sundowns will seal top spot in Champions League Group B and a semi-finals place with a draw against Zamalek.

Fifa World Cup: Africa will get two extra places if tournament expands - Infantino

16 hours 37 min ago
Africa will get two extra World Cup places should the tournament expand to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa boss Gianni Infantino.

South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leader

Mon, 2016-07-25 17:32
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as first vice president, two weeks after the rival leaders' forces clashed in the capital.

The Dadaab camp runners aiming for Rio

Mon, 2016-07-25 14:39
The remarkable story of two refugees from Sudan aiming to make Olympic history.

Chris Froome's South African school celebrates Tour de France win

Mon, 2016-07-25 12:42
Students at Chris Froome's former school in South Africa celebrate his victory Tour de France.

South Sudan conflict: Artists sing for peace

Mon, 2016-07-25 12:28
A group of South Sudanese artists release a song warning about the revenge culture in the country which has led to hundreds being killed and thousands displaced.

Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for 'stealing'

Mon, 2016-07-25 11:38
Nigerian police arrest a church pastor, accused of keeping his nine-year-old son chained up for more than a month as a punishment for stealing.

Madagascar house fire kills 38

Mon, 2016-07-25 11:28
A blaze rips through a thatched home during a party in central Madagascar, killing 38 people, including 16 children.

John Mikel Obi named in Nigeria's Olympic squad

Mon, 2016-07-25 11:14
Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is named in Nigeria's final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Ramadan Sobhi: Stoke sign Egyptian winger from Al Ahly

Mon, 2016-07-25 08:56
Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi is Stoke's first summer signing after joining from Al Ahly for a fee that could rise to £5m.

Nigeria shelves plans for 'Kannywood' film village

Mon, 2016-07-25 08:34
Nigeria cancels plan to build a massive film village in the northern state of Kano, following opposition from Muslim clerics.

Ghanaians Medeama aim for semi-finals place

Mon, 2016-07-25 08:22
Victory for hosts Medeama over Young Africans will bring them into contention for a Confederation Cup semi-finals place.

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after 'assault'

Mon, 2016-07-25 06:02
Organisers in Zambia cancel a planned concert by one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over an alleged assault on one of his dancers.

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