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Kenyan blogger: 'I thought I may never make it out of Qatar'

2 hours 32 min ago
A Kenyan blogger who wrote about working conditions in Qatar was thrown into solitary confinement, given a huge fine and deported.

Somali President Farmajo cuts PM Roble's powers amid row over missing spy

4 hours 40 min ago
The president cuts the prime minister's powers, raising fears of renewed armed conflict in Mogadishu.

Former Kenya sports minister sentenced over Rio 2016 scandal

8 hours 37 min ago
Former sports minister Hassan Wario is sentenced for his role in misusing public funds meant for Kenya's 2016 Olympics.

Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops - Macron

12 hours 55 min ago
President Emmanuel Macron calls the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi a "major success".

How Morocco's king dealt a blow to political Islam

20 hours 40 min ago
Shocking election results reveal how King Mohammed VI has survived the Arab Spring and its aftermath.

On the trail of fake medicine smugglers in Benin

21 hours 59 min ago
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been an increase in counterfeit drugs around the world.

Fiba boss cleared of neglecting 'institutionalised sexual abuse' in Mali

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 16:20
Hamane Niang returns as president of global basketball body Fiba after being cleared in a report that detailed 'systemic' abuse in Mali.

Football returns to Sierra Leone amid Covid vaccination controversy

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 11:32
League football resumes in Sierra Leone but clubs have differing views on compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations.

Hushpuppi - the Instagram influencer and international fraudster

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 23:50
How Nigerian Ramon Abbas went from a romance scammer to a so-called "Billionaire Gucci Master".

Francine Niyonsaba: Burundi runner sets new 2,000m world record in Zagreb

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 20:47
Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba sets a new 2,000m world record at the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Zagreb.

Tunisia beat Cameroon to retain men's African Nations Volleyball title

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 19:46
Tunisia retain their men's African Nations Volleyball Championship title with a 3-1 win over Cameroon in the final in Rwanda on Tuesday.

Hushpuppi: Social media influencer who funded his luxurious lifestyle by cybercrime

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 14:00
Hushpuppi, Nigerian social media influencer, funded his luxurious lifestyle by cybercrime.

South Africa confident of Club World Cup hosting bid despite Covid woes

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 12:17
South Africa's FA believes it can successfully host Fifa's Club World Cup later this year despite current Covid concerns.

Rwandan businessman gunned down in Mozambique

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 11:55
Police were alerted by Révocat Karemangingo of a plot to kill him, the refugee association says.

Tokyo Olympics: Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and coach suspended for 10 years

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 10:34
Algeria's Fethi Nourine and his coach Amar Benikhlef are suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after withdrawing from the Olympics to avoid facing an Israeli opponent.

UK urged to block Rwanda diplomat's appointment

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 01:09
A Rwandan diplomat has been accused of detaining a government critic portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda.

Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South African culture

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 01:02
Some indigenous groups say the planned office in Cape Town is on culturally important land.

What's gone wrong with the 'War on Terror' in Africa?

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 00:13
Twenty years after the US 'War on Terror' began, Islamist movements have spread across Africa.

Life at 50C: The toxic gas flares fuelling Nigeria's climate change

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 00:08
Joy and her family are among 2m Nigerians living within 4km of a gas flare in Nigeria's oil-rich south.

Former Senegal striker Demba Ba retires

Mon, 13/09/2021 - 19:08
Former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham striker Demba Ba retires from playing, aged 36.