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Togo’s prime minister and government resign, presidency says

Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government tendered their resignation on Friday, the presidency said in a statement, congratulating the Cabinet for its ...

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Nigerian air travel could shut as unions pledge to join strike

Nigeria's airports could shut down on Monday as four key unions said they would join an indefinite nationwide strike to protest an increase in power ...

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Red locusts destroy 500 hectares Namibian grazing land, minister ...

NAMIBIA-LOCUSTS/ (CORRECTED, PIX):REFILE-Red locusts destroy 500 hectares Namibian grazing land, minister says

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Retired Colonel Bah Ndaw sworn in as Mali interim ...

Retired Colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in on Friday as Mali's interim president, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule following the August 18 military coup. Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as the vice ...
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The high cost of gender-based violence laid bare ...

About one in three women in Lesotho has suffered physical or sexual violence — similar to the global prevalence rate — and analysts calculate that this costs the country more than $113m a year
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Zimbabwe’s power utility raises tariffs by 50%

Zimbabwe’s power utility on Wednesday raised electricity tariffs by 50%, as it warned of monthly hikes in line with ...

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Mali hopes sanctions will be lifted after interim president is sworn in

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on ...

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Kenya’s Maasai gather for once-in-a-decade ceremony to turn warriors into elders

Thousands of Maasai men clad in red and purple shawls and with their heads coated in red ochre gathered this week for a ...

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Zimbabwe to gradually re-open schools from October 26

Zimbabwe will gradually re-open primary and secondary schools from October 26 for all pupils, ending a break of seven ...

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Nigerian collector hopes to boost local pride in artistic heritage amid Black Lives ...

Nigerian art collector Yemisi Shyllon wants to see works created by Nigerian artists and the country's historical ...

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Mozambique asks EU for help amid wave of Islamic State attacks

Mozambique has asked the EU for support in tackling a wave of militant attacks in the country’s north by rebels with ...

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Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade wants to help women in new UN role

Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade on Wednesday called for coronavirus recovery plans to focus more on women, particularly in ...

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Zimbabwe's 'command agriculture' a huge flop, free market a success

Zimbabwe imported agricultural products worth more than US$1bn - half of it maize - last year despite investing more ...

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Flooding pushes already devastated South Sudan further to the brink

The lives of as many as 500,000 South Sudanese hang in the balance as severe flooding leaves livestock dead, ...

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Kenya harnesses fly larvae's appetite to process food waste

Rotten bananas? Mushy avocados? Pulped oranges? Talash Huijbers wants them all.

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Nigeria's main unions to strike over petrol, power price hikes

Nigeria's main labour unions will begin an indefinite strike from Monday to protest an increase in power and petrol ...

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WATCH | Mapping Mozambique’s insurgency threat that could cost the country billions in ...

Mozambique is at risk of losing about R1.5-trillion in gas revenues if an Islamic militant group continues to capture ...

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Meet the woman driving a motorbike taxi in eastern Congo

Wearing leather leggings under her dress, Imelda Mbambu weaves her motorcycle taxi through the city of Beni in north ...

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ANALYSIS: Mali coup, third-term bids fan fears of West African democracy backslide

Until this year, West Africa looked to have shed its "coup-belt" moniker, winning plaudits as a model of democratic ...

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Botswana says toxins in water killed hundreds of elephants

Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on ...

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