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Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara's murder

April 13, 2021

A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa's post-independence history.

Eight months pregnant athlete clinches Taekwondo gold medal

April 7, 2021

A heavily pregnant athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in southern Nigeria.

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

April 7, 2021

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London issued a travel ban on the east African nation.

"I'm always chased away and victimized," says shopper told his traditional clothing is 'indecent' in South Africa mall

March 26, 2021

A South African cultural activist says he is still reeling from the humiliation meted out to him for donning traditional attire to a shopping mall in a suburb of Johannesburg.

Why airlifting rhinos upside down is critical to conservation

March 18, 2021

For the past decade, conservationists have been airlifting black rhinos upside down. It's faster, cheaper and easier than other airlifting methods, but what is it like for the rhinos? A recent study has revealed surprising answers.

Covid-19 drove hundreds of Africans out of Guangzhou. A generation of mixed-race children is their legacy

March 18, 2021

The pandemic has driven thousands of Africans out of Guangzhou, sparked the most severe anti-black racial clashes in China in decades, and remade business operations, with Chinese factories connecting with African customers directly over e-commerce platforms.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli who urged citizens 'to pray coronavirus away' has died

March 17, 2021

Tanzania's President John Magufuli, 61, has died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, the country's vice president announced in a televised address on Wednesday. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation about his health.

A 5,000-mile living wall could hold back the world's largest desert

March 17, 2021

The Great Green Wall initiative aims to stop the spread of the Sahara Desert by restoring 100 million hectares of land across 11 countries.

Why Burna Boy's Grammy Award is a 'big win for Africa' and its music stars

March 15, 2021

Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Burna Boy, won the Best Global Music Album for his album 'Twice As Tall' at the Grammy Awards ceremony held Sunday. Industry analysts says it signals that the Afrobeats genre has come to stay.

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