African News

Togo slippery frog scientist wins award for conservation effort
Caleb Ofori-Boateng rediscovered the Togo slippery frog and created the first conservation area for it.
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Gay rights in Kenya: 'Why our fight isn't over'
A Kenyan campaigner says he won't be deterred by a court ruling that upheld a ban on gay sex.
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Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins looking for a new club
Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is looking for a new club after bouncing back from a long lay-off with a torn hamstring injury.
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Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex
The judges reject claims that a colonial-era law violated the constitution.
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Andre Ayew named as Ghana captain
Ghana's Football Association (GFA) confirms that Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has named Andre Ayew as the permanent captain of the team.
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Sinikiwe Kademaunga: 'Don't associate disability with poverty'
Blogger Sinikiwe Kademaunga was born with a condition that stopped the growth of her limbs.
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Binyavanga Wainaina: How to write about Africa - a tribute
BBC Africa staff read extracts from Binyavanga Wainaina's satirical essay in tribute to the late writer.
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Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?
Critics say the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised during elections on the continent.
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Africa's top shots: 17-23 May 2019
A selection of photos from across Africa this week.
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Wreck of 'last US slave ship' found
The wreck of the Clotilda, which smuggled slaves to the US, is found after a year-long search.
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Fake scouts exploit football dreams in Nigeria
Young Nigerian players are being conned, lured by false promises about their future football careers.
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Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control
In a non-binding vote, the General Assembly demands the UK give the islands back to Mauritius.
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