African News

Manu Dibango: The saxophone legend who inspired a disco groove
Manu Dibango, whose Soul Makossa filled New York dance floors, died this week at the age of 86.
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Coronavirus: 150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks
They are churning out 50,000 a day, plus other gear to keep doctors protected from coronavirus.
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Zambia leap up women's Fifa rankings
Zambia record the biggest move of any team in the women's football rankings after their shock Olympic qualification.
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Coronavirus: Pop star MP Bobi Wine sings Covid-19 alert for the world
Uganda's Bobi Wine is using his music to encourage collective action to stop the spread of the virus.
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Coronavirus: South Africa reports first deaths as lockdown begins
The country's health ministry says cases have passed 1,000, as a three-week lockdown begins.
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Cameroon rebels declare coronavirus ceasefire
It is hoped more militias will follow suit to allow people to get medical treatment amid the pandemic.
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Turkey’s ghost ships
BBC Africa Eye investigates secret arms shipments into Libya, and shows how foreign powers are fuelling an ongoing war.
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South Africa: 'Our children are dying, but President Ramaphosa doesn't care'
South Africa's leader Cyril Ramaphosa is accused of inaction over a spate of child murders.
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How Nigeria's kings lost their power
The removal of the revered emir of Kano raises questions about the continued role of Nigeria's traditional rulers.
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Coronavirus: A father's fears in Kenya's crowded Kibera settlement
A family of seven in one room in Kenya's largest informal settlement fears the spread of Covid-19.
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Victor Olaiya: Nigeria's 'evil genius' trumpeter who influenced Fela Kuti
Nigerian Victor Olaiya, who died last month, was a musical pioneer and mentor to the Afrobeat legend.
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