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24 Jan
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said the United States is determined to remain a strong security partner for Nigeria, whose military is backed by the U.S., Britain and other allies in a long war against Islamist insurgents.
24 Jan
Cameroon has launched a large-scale malaria vaccination campaign that's expected to reach 250,000 children this year and next. Experts say it will save lives, even if the vaccine isn't perfect.
23 Jan
Two decades after horrific ethnic violence in the Darfur region that killed hundreds of thousands of people, Sudan is once again in crisis. Since the start of the brutal power struggle between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in April, there have been alarming reports of ethnic killings in Darfur.
23 Jan
Cameroon's laws, including the 1990 press freedom law, are routinely circumvented in order to harass and persecute journalists. There is no sign of press offences being decriminalised and neither access to information nor the confidentiality of journalists' sources are guaranteed in practice.
23 Jan
Liberia's new president, Joseph Boakai, has recovered from an episode of heat-induced faintness that caused him to cut short his inauguration speech on Monday (January 22) before being led off the podium, his party's spokesman said.
23 Jan
A final list of candidates set for the presidential contest omits opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. It appears to mark the end of Sonko's presidential ambitions for this year.
22 Jan
More migrants have died at the Moroccan-Spanish border this year than ever before. Human rights activists are calling the Moroccan border guards criminals.
21 Jan
Videos claiming to show proof of a “crude oil reserve” discovered in Burkina Faso have been going viral, racking up millions of views on social media. Generally used alongside pro-junta photos and videos of the Burkinabe military leader, Ibrahim Traore, the claim has been raising some eyebrows as the West African nation isn’t known for its natural oil reserves.
20 Jan
Relations between Burundi and Rwanda have been frosty for years with the border between the two only reopening two years ago. It has been closed again amid renewed tension. Some analysts now fear the spat will prolong.
20 Jan
“While most mobile tech giants focus on fancy functions for wealthy clients, the Chinese brand stresses valuable features that help Africans save money. This is one of the reasons why the Africans love this brand so much,” said Berhane.
19 Jan
An historic trial opened on January 8 for the West African nation of The Gambia. Ousman Sonko, a former high-ranking member of the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh, is in the dock in Switzerland for a series of alleged crimes against humanity committed between 2000 and 2016. Victims of the dictatorship have high hopes for the trial.
19 Jan
The largest monarchy in East Africa can be found in Uganda. The traditional kingdom of Buganda is a true state within a state, retaining its political powers and spanning a vast part of the territory. At its helm, King Mutebi II governs 14 million people in the central part of the country, but rarely appears in public.

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