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24 May 2017
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom is elected as the new head of the World Health Organization, the first African at the helm of an agency widely seen as needing major reforms.
20 May 2017
Some 2,300 migrants headed for Italy in 22 barely seaworthy vessels were rescued off the Libyan coast on Thursday, the Italian coastguard says.
16 May 2017
With an aim to promote clean energy and reduce electricity costs, Kenya is one of the countries leading Africa's push toward solar energy.
15 May 2017
Opposition parties marched against Jacob Zuma as South Africa's top court heard arguments to allow a motion of no confidence against the president to be taken by secret ballot.
15 May 2017
Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage.
12 May 2017
The Sierra Leone government rejects a bid of $7.8 million for a 709-carat diamond.
12 May 2017
Building smart cities - African leaders gather In Rwanda.
10 May 2017
A lack of housing and jobs sparked protests in a Johannesburg township on Tuesday (May 9), with police firing stun grenades and rubber bullets in response.
7 May 2017
The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique's glittering future, transformed by one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas projects.
4 May 2017
Nigeria plans to increase film production by 15 percent annually by 2020. But can the film industry achieve this target and what needs to be done?
4 May 2017
Algerians are due to vote in a parliamentary election on Thursday but many people say they have decided not to cast their ballot.
1 May 2017
It's one of the world's forgotten conflicts. Forced to flee violence in the Central African Republic, thousands of displaced people are languishing in a camp on the border between Chad and Sudan.

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