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Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's Afro-jazz legend, dies

Mtukudzi performed one of famous tracks Neria, about the strength of women and how they should take their place and not feel inferior to men, for the BBC in 2009:

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 23, 2019

The Gambia River bridge set to end 'centuries' of trade chaos with Senegal

The 1.9km (1.2 miles) Senegambia bridge near Farafenni links the two halves of The Gambia, as well as allowing people from the north of Senegal to reach the southern Senegalese province of Casamance with ease.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 23, 2019

South African on terror charges 'dies in Mozambique'

In January, months after his detention, the public prosecutor's office in Cabo Delgado named Mr Hanekom and two Tanzanians as leaders of a jihadist group, which has been terrorising the gas-rich northern province for more than a year.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 23, 2019

Zimbabwe troops accused of 'systematic torture' of protesters

The continuing violence raises further questions about President Emmerson Mnangagwa's control over the military, which helped to bring him to power 14 months ago, our correspondent adds.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Kenya attack: 'Selfless six' mourned in Nairobi after siege

A memorial service has been held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for some of those killed during an attack by Islamist militants in a hotel and office complex a week ago.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 22, 2019

Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

Mr Mnangagwa's announcement of a steep increase in the fuel price over a week ago led to angry protests in the capital, Harare, and the south-western city of Bulawayo.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 21, 2019

How has Liberia's George Weah performed as a president?

"About a year ago, we elected a government with the hope that economically, our lives would be transformed," Kortu Brown, president of the umbrella Christian group, said on local radio station Prime FM.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 21, 2019

Sudan gags two foreign journalists

It means they will not be allowed to report on events in the country where anti-government demonstrations have entered their sixth week.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 21, 2019

Zimbabwe: South Africa refused emergency loan request

Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a steep increase last week, sparking angry protests in the capital, Harare, and the south-western city of Bulawayo.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 21, 2019

Letter from Africa: What is it like to report a terror attack?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Waihiga Mwaura, a news anchor for Citizen TV in Kenya, looks back on a traumatic week following the deadly hotel siege in Nairobi.

BBC Africa , Africa Jan 20, 2019
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