African News

Rwandan genocide orphan's 'miracle' WhatsApp reunion
A girl orphaned at two during the 1994 Rwandan genocide finds relatives thanks to social media.
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Nigerian fuel tanker explosion kills 25 in Lokoja
A primary school pupil and students are among 25 people killed when the tanker's brakes failed.
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Coronavirus: Health chief hails Africa's fight against Covid-19
Africa has had fewer cases than Europe, Asia or the Americas, with numbers continuing to decline.
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Ramla Ali: Boxer who fled civil war to become British champion signs professional deal
Ramla Ali, a boxer who became British champion without her family's knowledge after fleeing civil war in Somalia, signs a professional deal.
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Mozambique: Why did these men shoot a naked woman dead?
The BBC and human rights researchers examined a video of a killing in northern Mozambique.
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Lagos Inferno: What caused the blast that destroyed a Nigerian girls' school
An explosion in Lagos, Nigeria killed 23 people and destroys a girls’ boarding school. But what caused it?
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Zimbabwe: Africa’s first mine where workforce is made up entirely of women
Zimbaqua mine is the first mine in Africa where the workforce is made up entirely of women.
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Kenya: Tackling teen pregnancies through sex education
Lily is bringing sex education to remote areas in Kenya in her fight to end teen pregnancies.
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Coronavirus in South Africa: Relief, pride and the 'new normal'
As the "worst phase of the epidemic" is overcome, experts delve into the data to learn more about Covid-19.
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Africa's week in pictures: 11 - 17 September 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
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To code-switch or not to code-switch?
Many black people feel that they have to code-switch when entering white majority spaces.
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Coronavirus in Kenya: From salon to sewer worker
Some of those who lost their jobs amid the pandemic are being paid to clean up their neighbourhoods.
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