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VIDEO: Bitter taste of Tanzania sugar price rise

2 hours 11 min ago
Tanzania is facing a sugar shortage, despite being a relatively large-scale producer of the commodity.

Nigeria finance chiefs quizzed on naira

3 hours 1 min ago
Nigerian MPs summon the finance minister and central bank governor to brief them on proposals to ease the economic crisis by devaluing the currency.

Somali warning against refugee expulsion

8 hours 5 min ago
Somalia's president cautions against forceful repatriation of his country's citizens after Kenya insists on plans to close the Dadaab refugee camp.

Africa envoys' anger over Delhi killing

9 hours 13 min ago
A group of African embassies in Delhi ask India to cancel a cultural event after a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo is killed.

Apology over Zuma cartoon exam question

9 hours 37 min ago
A South African school apologises for setting an exam question using a satirical cartoon of President Jacob Zuma floating in a pool full of money.

Ghaly backed to make Egypt return

11 hours 52 min ago
Al Ahly chairman Mahmoud Taher backs Hossam Ghaly to return to the Egypt team after the player's row with a national team assistant coach.

In pictures: The barbers of Freetown

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:12
The barbers of Freetown in Sierra Leone

Begging for jobs in South Africa

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:42
South African graduates' fruitless search for employment

VIDEO: How 14,000 Jews were airlifted out of Ethiopia in two days

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:01
How Israel flew 14,000 people to safety in two days

VIDEO: Making shea butter for little reward

Tue, 2016-05-24 18:30
Shea butter is made by women across sub-Saharan Africa's rural Sahel regions, including parts of Ghana.

Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:42
A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.

Sundowns learn Champions League opponents

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:26
Mamelodi Sundowns are drawn in Champions League Group B, only hours after they were reinstated into the competition at the last-eight stage.

Hard labour for smooth skin

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:10
The women who make shea butter for beauty products

UK urged to relax Tunisia travel alert

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:02
Tunisian officials urge the UK to relax its warning against all but essential travel to the country, in place after last year's terror attacks.

EgyptAir explosion claims denied

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:58
Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.

Fernandez ends time as Guinea coach

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:14
Frenchman Luis Fernandez leaves his role as Guinea coach with his contact terminated by mutual consent.

Uni's Mauritius campus is 'madness'

Tue, 2016-05-24 06:40
A Welsh university's Mauritius campus is criticised by its former vice-chancellor after just 40 students enrol in the first two terms.

Kenya opposition protests turn deadly

Tue, 2016-05-24 06:02
At least three people die in western Kenya in the latest round of opposition protests calling for electoral reform, police say.

EgyptAir flight 'not seen to swerve'

Tue, 2016-05-24 04:44
An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean was not seen to swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.

VIDEO: Eritrea celebrates 25 years of independence

Tue, 2016-05-24 04:14
The east African country of Eritrea is celebrating 25 years since it became independent from Ethiopia and the milestone is being marked with street parades in the capital Asmara.

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