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The Worrying Problem of Poverty in South Africa

In 2016, more than 17 million people in South Africa were reliant on social grants. While the number of people receiving social grants has...

Somalia’s intelligence agency warns of al Shabaab threat against top leaders

The al Shabaab group linked to al Qaeda plans to target Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, the country's...

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,...

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