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13 Sep
In Tanzania, the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, located in northern city of Arusha, is the main instrument to rule on the rights and duties of Africa’s people. But the court’s record of implementing rulings is patchy.
13 Sep
Since 2018, mercenaries from Russia's Wagner Group, an effective secret army of the Kremlin, have been active in Central African Republic. They protect the impoverished country's regime in exchange for valuable mineral resources and deploy a massive propaganda campaign to cover up the massacres, rapes and torture they are accused of.
13 Sep
The explosion hit a convoy carrying supplies in the north of the country, an area where Islamist militants have escalated attacks in recent years.
12 Sep
In a country built on its mineral wealth, South Africa's small scale artisanal miners are left digging for mere morsels of gold and diamonds. Turf wars and meagre yields mean many miners live a life of poverty.
12 Sep
Michael Akoma says he is proof that a person who is living without a limb can be productive. After a serious road accident in which he lost his left hand, Akoma returned to work as a commercial tricycle rider.
11 Sep
Welcome to a special edition on Queen Elizabeth II and Africa. All praise for some and criticism from others, from brutal repression in Kenya to open support for the end of apartheid, across the continent Elizabeth the Second leaves a mixed legacy and mixed feelings behind her.
11 Sep
Burkina Faso's leader vows a crackdown on armed extremists. The UN warns that Somalia is on the brink of famine. And a skateboarding crew in Ethiopia's capital brings together young girls from all backgrounds.
10 Sep
Captain Zuhuur Fathi Muktar is the first woman to join the Somaliland Coast Guard. In just a few years, she’s risen through the ranks, safeguarding waters while also taking on gender based stereotypes. Thus forging a path for other young women.
10 Sep
We speak to the Ethiopian ambassador to France Henok Teferra Shawl after ongoing fighting shatters hope for peace in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict. The UN plans on launching a special investigation into allegations of abuse by Malian troops and Russian mercenaries in Mali. And ahead of Cop27 in November, scientists fight to protect DR Congo's rainforest.
9 Sep
Queen Elizabeth II had a special relationship with Africa. She turned 21 on a visit to South Africa and was in Kenya when her father died and she ascended the throne. As the British monarch, she undertook numerous tours of Africa.
9 Sep
'I have never known another ruler last that long', Nigerians react to Queen Elizabeth's death
8 Sep
We speak to the Ethiopian ambassador to France Henok Teferra Shawl after ongoing fighting shatters hope for peace in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict. The UN plans on launching a special investigation into allegations of abuse by Malian troops and Russian mercenaries in Mali. And ahead of Cop27 in November, scientists fight to protect DR Congo's rainforest.

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