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Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Africa News from BBC - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:21
President Emerson Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to unite around the opposition leader's memory.
Categories: BBC-Africa

More than 80 applications for Guinea coach

Africa News from BBC - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:19
Guinea have more than 80 candidates applying to become the new national coach, according to the country's football authority (Feguifoot).
Categories: BBC-Africa

What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:50
Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.

Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 20 in Nigeria

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:50
The attackers, all believed to be women, targeted a fish market in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist militants of Boko Haram.

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:12
Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

Fifa inspectors to visit Rwanda for Under-17 World Cup bid

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:46
Fifa will send a two-man delegation to Rwanda next week to inspect the country's facilities as they bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:32
An investigation was launched after the former first lady was awarded a doctorate in just months.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:42
The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:40
Three suicide bombers strike in the town of Konduga killing at least 18.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:26
Montpellier midfielder Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia after talks with the country's football federation (FTF).
Categories: BBC-Africa

Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:07
The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.

As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 00:16
The opposition coalition is beginning to fray, but some of its supporters are doubling down — by burning American flags.

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:43
The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records.
Categories: BBC-Africa

More refugees than Syria: What's going on in DR Congo?

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:41
The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Mahrez in line for Leicester starting spot

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:55
Manager Claude Puel says Leicester can "move on" from the Riyad Mahrez transfer saga after an FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
Categories: BBC-Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges 'new dawn' for South Africa

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:51
The new South African president vows to fight corruption in his first State of the Nation speech.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

NYTimes--African news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:15
The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:09
The move is aimed at stemming a wave of anti-government protests, state media reports.
Categories: BBC-Africa

DR Congo troops killed 'in Virunga park' by Rwandan army

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:58
The fighting occurred inside the famous Virunga national park, the Congolese army says.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o on 'reimagining Africa'

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:57
Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent.
Categories: BBC-Africa
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