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15 Aug
Conservationists in South Africa have sounded the alarm about 150 endangered vultures found dead in two separate poisoning incidents. Body parts were removed, seemingly with a view to selling them as bogus remedies.
15 Aug
Presidents and ministers from global powers have been crisscrossing Africa over the past few weeks - we get some analysis on the geopolitical chess game taking place on the continent from Eric Olander, Editor-in-Chief of The China-Global South Project.
14 Aug
More migrants have died at the Moroccan-Spanish border this year than ever before. Human rights activists are calling the Moroccan border guards criminals.
14 Aug
A young Nigerian graduate has embarked on an ambitious drive to address Nigeria's worrying levels of voter apathy. He says he's troubled by the "emotional detachment" from political activities by most people — especially in northern Nigeria.
13 Aug
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday he discussed with Rwandan President Paul Kagame "credible reports" that Rwanda continued to support the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
13 Aug
A young Kenyan entrepreneur is offering solutions to the film and music industry by making customized equipment from scratch. Paul Kihuha can make anything and everything for film production using local scrap metal. The genius dropped out of school but was lucky to tap into creative training from his father who was a blacksmith.
13 Aug
Kenya is still waiting for official news of who its next president will be, this as speculation runs rife online about the outcome of Tuesday's vote. Also in this edition: in Guinea, the main opposition group FNDC has accused the transitional government of operating like a mafia, after the coalition was disbanded by the authorities. Finally, the vodun religion, sometimes referred as voodoo, is being celebrated at a festival in the town of Ouidah in Benin.
12 Aug
Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.
11 Aug
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (August 10) met with Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde in Kinshasa ahead of his trip to neighboring Rwanda.
11 Aug
Early election results show a tight race between the two main candidates to become the next president of Kenya. Deputy president William Ruto is running against veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga. Turnout was between 60 and 80 percent of voters.
11 Aug
Kenya is awaiting the results of Tuesday's election. It's thought to be too close to call between the two presidential frontrunners, Raila Odinga and William Ruto.
11 Aug
Kenyans have voted to elect their fifth president, a new parliament and county officials. Closing polls had opposition leader Raila Odinga and Vice President William Ruto in a dead heat.

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