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Tanzanian traders doing business in Kenya have raised concerns that the weekly demonstrations by the opposition are negatively affecting their business. Kenya is the main destination for Tanzania's corn exports.
Disgraced South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was denied parole on Friday, according to local authorities who said he has yet to complete his minimum sentence. Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in the home of star Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
South Africa's central bank raised its main lending rate by a higher-than-expected 50 basis points to 7.75% in a decision announced on Thursday.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.
Gunmen in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state kidnapped eight secondary school students coming from school along with an unknown number of others, authorities said on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such abductions.
The first cheetah cubs to be born in India in over 70 years mark an important milestone. But wildlife specialists are worried the ambitious transcontinental conservation project can't ensure the cheetahs' longevity.
Judith Akinwunmi had her kids through a surrogate mother and decided to start an agency helping people who struggle with infertility. She would like to see a surrogacy law in Nigeria.
South Africa rolls back a state of disaster over a national power crisis, even though rolling blackouts are still crippling the country's economy. Also, the WTO says goods exports are declining in Africa even though the continent has absorbed the shocks from Covid and the war in Ukraine better than expected. Finally, we report on how Tunisia takes pride in its varied use of orange blossom.
Pressure is mounting on South Africa to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin if he sets foot in Durban later this year. However, due to Pretoria's close ties with Moscow, surrendering Putin to the International Criminal Court remains highly unlikely. Legal experts are now speculating that South Africa may withdraw from the Rome Statute to avoid legal, political and diplomatic challenges.
Large anti-government protests have rocked Africa during the last few weeks. DW looks at what's driving Africans to take to the streets across the continent?
The Iranian authorities are reported to have prevented sports climber Elnaz Rekabi from traveling to Spain for training. Rekabi had recently broken a long silence on social media.
Professor Francine Ntoumi, 62, is a world-renowned scientist and malaria specialist. She is spending a year travelling through her country, the Republic of Congo, to spread the word that education and science can make it a better place and create opportunities for the younger generation, particularly women and girls.
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