African News

How a BBC show helped shape Africa
The BBC Focus on Africa programme has played a dramatic role in covering the continent over the last 60 years.
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Coronavirus: Why Egypt has faced criticism over antibody tests
Egypt has faced criticism for testing frontline healthcare workers for coronavirus using antibody tests.
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VJ Day: The forgotten African soldiers of the Burma Campaign
Ghanaian veteran Joseph Hammond, 95, reflects on the horrors of the Burma Campaign.
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Coronavirus: South Africa crime rate plummets during lockdown
A top minister hails a "crime holiday" as figures show offences fell by 40% between April and June.
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Diamond League Monaco: Joshua Cheptegei breaks 5,000m world record
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei produces an astonishing run in Monaco to break the 16-year-old 5,000m world record by almost two seconds.
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Nigerian police rescue Kano man locked up in his parents' garage
The emaciated 30-year-old had been left for at least three years without proper care, police say.
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José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola's ex-leader jailed for five years
José Filomeno dos Santos was accused of stealing $500m from Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund.
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Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?
There are signs the rate of increase in cases is slowing, but do we know the true scale of the outbreak in Africa?
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Covid-19: Challenges of working on Senegal's frontline
Professor Ndeye Coumba Touré Kane is advocating for a greater use of face masks in Senegal.
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Madagascar president's herbal tonic fails to halt Covid-19 spike
Cases of Covid-19 in Madagascar quadrupled over a month despite the president pushing an unproven remedy.
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GAA: The African fishermen taking up gaelic football
A number of men from Ghana are taking up GAA after working in Ardglass for the last year.
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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.
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