African News

Congo sports minister denies they are contenders to host 2019 Afcon
Congo’s sports minister Hugues Ngouélondélé denies his country is a candidate to replace Cameroon as hosts for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
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Catherine Byaruhanga: From revelry to tragedy on Uganda party boat
Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat sank.
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Coloured wedding dresses are on trend: Designer Ogake Mosomi
Abandoning white gowns means women can wear them more than once, says Kenyan designer Ogake Mosomi.
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Cherrie: The Scandinavian RnB star with Somali roots
RnB star Cherrie talks success and identity as a black woman of Somali heritage in Scandinavia.
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Luke Reddy: Ghana boxer's rise from homeless to world success
From training in parks to sleeping on a gym floor, WBO world super-bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe is now set for Madison Square Garden.
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'I'll be the first Tanzanian Hollywood director'
Timoth Conrad is a self-taught filmmaker who wants to be Tanzania's first Hollywood director.
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South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela remembered five years on
Moments of mourning in Nelson Mandela's home village of Qunu from 2013.
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The devastating effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique
Mário Macilau has produced a photo series on the people of Mozambique effected by severe weather
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Ghana's red-hot funerals: Buried in a chilli pepper
A car, a plane, or a chilli pepper - what kind of coffin do you want to be buried in?
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In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'
The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares.
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Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert
Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures South Africa's wild flower phenomenon.
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How one DR Congo town is coping with Ebola outbreak
Ebola: DR Congo health workers fight to contain virus, as new outbreak claims more lives
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