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22 Feb 2017
The government in Zimbabwe has introduced a new school curriculum to teach children in their first language instead of in English. But some parents and teachers fear the policy will limit children's chances of getting jobs.
20 Feb 2017
Drought in northern Kenya is forcing herders to take drastic measures in search of water and grazing land for their animals. About 10,000 herders have invaded a major wildlife conservation area, burning ranches and killing elephants.
20 Feb 2017
The international humanitarian organisation Lutheran World Federation says Uganda's refugee crisis is the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world.
20 Feb 2017
President Adama Barrow has promised more freedom and engagement with the international community. As his presidency kicked off, Barrow announced the release of all prisoners detained without trial.
19 Feb 2017
Thousands of cheering Gambians gathered for a ceremony on Saturday to officially inaugurate President Adama Barrow.
19 Feb 2017
South African farmers are protesting against an influx of cheap chicken brought in from the EU. The poultry industry says thousands of jobs are at risk because they can't compete on price.
18 Feb 2017
The Gambia’s new president will formally be sworn in on Saturday which is also the country’s independence day. Hundreds of prisoners hope the day will also bring their release.
18 Feb 2017
The Kenya wildlife service launches its census of elephants and other large mammals in the Tsavo-Mkomanzi conservation area on the border with Tanzania.
18 Feb 2017
The wife of Zimbabwe's elderly president says her husband could run 'as a corpse' in next year's election if he dies before the vote. Grace Mugabe, while rallying supporters, also accused some in the ruling party of plotting to take power.
15 Feb 2017
A Kenyan court has ordered the release of officials from the doctors' union who were jailed during a health sector strike.
15 Feb 2017
It has been six years since a popular uprising led to the fall of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Libyans were hoping for an era of democracy, economic prosperity and social peace, but little has been achieved.
9 Feb 2017
A session of South Africa's parliament, convened for a keynote address by the president, descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out.

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