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4 Jan 2017
South African university students have been protesting against higher school fees and the euro-centrism of their education for the past year. They are asking for more black professors and a curriculum that references African authors.
2 Jan 2017
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are planning to mount a serious challenge to President Robert Mugabe. The 92-year-old wants to stand for re-election in 2018, but public anger is growing over his handling of the country's stalled economy.
2 Jan 2017
The government and opposition parties in the DR Congo clinch a hard-won deal over President Joseph Kabila's fate, ending a political crisis that sparked months of deadly unrest
30 Dec 2016
Millions of African Americans are observing a holiday that was once promoted as an alternative to Christmas. Kwanzaa began 50 years ago to help African Americans in the US reconnect with their African heritage.
29 Dec 2016
Twenty years ago, Zimbabwe's government seized white-owned commercial farms and gave them to black war veterans. Those white farmers say they are still waiting for compensation from the government.
27 Dec 2016
Gold miners in Sudan are risking their lives to feed their families. They are using mercury and cyanide to get to the gold dust, and the toxic chemicals not only affect the miners but everyone else nearby.
26 Dec 2016
More than 500 people were killed in just three days of fighting in the South Sudan capital Juba in July. That put an end to any hope of peace in a country that has been divided by civil war since December 2013.
25 Dec 2016
Researchers in Ghana are mapping human genes to help treat diseases affecting African people. Doctors from 13 African countries are involved in the study.
24 Dec 2016
Libyan Transport Minister in the government of national reconciliation Mohammad Maatouq says authorities are preparing to bring home passengers who were on board a Libyan passenger hijacked and diverted to Malta.
22 Dec 2016
In the district of Al-Giza al-Bahriya in Libya's Sirte, the sea breeze mingles with the stench of corpses decomposing under the rubble.
22 Dec 2016
21 Dec 2016
Invitro Fertilisation or IVF has made it possible for many women around the world to have children. But it's an expensive procedure. One doctor in South Africa has developed an affordable option without compromising safety.

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