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Fuel drives Nigeria inflation, Ukraine war seen raising food prices

Nigeria's inflation rose by 0.1 percentage points to 15.70% in February, the statistics office said, after fuel shortages increased transport and other costs, while...

Escaping Forced Marriage, Burkina Faso Girls Find Refuge in Education

The thought of spending her life with a man she had never met was too much for Marie. She was not even present when her...

IMF board approves $67.5 million Madagascar disbursement after loan program review

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday its Executive Board approved a $67.5 million disbursement to Madagascar after completing an initial review of the...

Ethiopia turns on the turbines at giant Nile hydropower plant

Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile that neighbours Sudan...

Nigeria’s looted Benin bronzes returned, more than a century later

Two Benin bronzes were returned on Saturday to a traditional palace in Nigeria, more than a century after they were pillaged by British troops,...

Heritage land dispute over Amazon’s new Africa HQ goes to court

Groups representing the descendants of South Africa's earliest inhabitants, the Khoi and San, went to court on Wednesday to try to halt construction of...

UN rights office decries Ethiopia air strikes, says 108 killed this month

The U.N. human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of air strikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia,...

Car bomb in Somali capital kills eight – ambulance services director

A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the...

West African nations sever links with Mali over election delay

West African nations will close their borders with Mali, sever diplomatic ties and impose tough economic sanctions in response to its "unacceptable" delay in...

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