African News

Detective Jane Mugo: Meet Kenya's 'spy queen'
BBC Africa Eye looks at the inside story of Detective Jane Mugo, the woman they call Kenya’s "spy queen".
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Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive?
It's been 10 years since Egyptians took to the streets to unseat their longest-serving President, Hosni Mubarak.
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Tunisians question whether life is better after Arab Spring
Ten years after ousting their strongman leader, some say the new system isn't working.
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Uganda's Yoweri Museveni overcomes Bobi Wine challenge - for now
President Yoweri Museveni sees off another challenger despite the expectation surrounding Bobi Wine.
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Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine
Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before getting WHO-approved vaccines, officials say.
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Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 January 2021
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
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The vehicle that got a village smiling
When her friends died in childbirth, a Nigerian woman hatched a plan to make a difference.
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Race in South Africa: 'We haven't learnt we are human beings first'
A teacher was charged with fraud for describing himself as "African".
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Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines
South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa, but has not yet started doing Covid-19 vaccinations.
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Namibia SGBV: Shannon Wasserfal's death sparks protests against femicide
The death of Shannon Wasserfal sparked protests in Namibia against sex and gender based violence.
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Nigeria's police: The lingering effects of a colonial massacre
The shooting dead of striking miners in 1949 continues to have resonance in Nigeria today.
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US in Somalia: 'We still need the Americans for security'
A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country.
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