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Zimbabwe declares state of emergency in Harare over cholera

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 08:35
At least 50 people are said to have died so far with over 7,000 suspected cases.
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Angélique Kidjo on being hangry and Africa's tsunami of talent

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 03:01
The African music star mulls her 40-year career, which is to be celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 November 2023

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 02:35
A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.
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Liberia election result: George Weah and Joseph Boakai in neck and neck race

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 21:48
Joseph Boakai has a tiny lead over President Weah, with results from 85% of polling stations counted.
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Madagascar polls close and opposition shuns votes

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 19:33
President Rajoelina is seeking a third term in a poll that has been marred by an opposition boycott.
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World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Mohamed Salah hits four for Egypt, Nigeria held at home by Lesotho

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 19:24
Mohamed Salah hits four goals for Egypt in 2026 World Cup qualifying but Nigeria are held to a draw at home by minnows Lesotho.
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Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia into final after a thrilling victory over South Africa

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 18:19
Australia are through to the World Cup final after a tension-filled three-wicket win over South Africa in Kolkata.
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Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu breaks African art-world record again

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 17:53
Julie Mehretu's painting becomes the most expensive by an African-born artist to be sold at auction.
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Kenya's parliament back Haiti mission despite court case

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 15:28
Lawmakers approve the sending of police officers even though a legal challenge is being heard.
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Malawi's President Chakwera bans himself and his cabinet from foreign travel

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 12:32
Money-saving measures are announced by President Lazarus Chakwera following IMF funding.
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Somalia floods: Bodies unearthed and bridges swept away

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 01:26
Graveyards, bridges and harvests are swept away in the worst floods to hit Somalia in a century.
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A rivalry heated by history - the significance of Morocco's World Cup win over Spain

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 01:01
When Morocco beat Spain at last year's World Cup, it was a result that struck at the core of a long, complicated relationship between the two countries.
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Somalia floods ‘once-in-a-century event’, says UN

Wed, 15/11/2023 - 15:13
A year after being gripped by drought, the country is experiencing exceptional flooding.
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Weak currencies force up cost of living in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 15/11/2023 - 01:06
As the price of basics soars, African governments are intervening to support local currencies.
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LGBT rights: I was threatened with “corrective rape” for being gay in Cameroon

Tue, 14/11/2023 - 15:58
Bandy Kiki received threats after she came out as a young lesbian woman from Cameroon.
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Julius Malema: Why the South African politician touched a nerve in Kenya

Mon, 13/11/2023 - 01:14
Julius Malema had candid views on Kenya's president but also poses a challenge to the opposition.
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Amoako Boafo - the Ghanaian artist who has exhibited in space

Sun, 12/11/2023 - 02:09
The rags to riches story of Amoako Boafo, whose portraits of black subjects now command mega prices.
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Translators for German UN troops in Mali fear Taliban-style fate

Sat, 11/11/2023 - 02:04
Interpreters for German soldiers say they will be the target of jihadists after the UN soon leaves.
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Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed eyes Red Sea port, inflaming tensions

Wed, 08/11/2023 - 02:18
Abiy Ahmed says that access to a port is an existential question for his landlocked country.
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South African divisions exposed by Israel-Hamas conflict

Tue, 07/11/2023 - 15:56
The government's staunch support for the Palestinians is criticised by leaders of the Jewish community.
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