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Lamine Konkobo: Burkina Faso’s secret for religious harmony

  The Pope has invited Burkina Faso's president to the Vatican later this month to see what can be learnt from the West African nation's...

A class apart

Melon Nyamwiza Rwancumangi kept her dream of going back to school alive for 20 years, having dropped out when orphaned in her teens. The Ugandan...

Kim Chakanetsa: How can Africa satisfy its growing appetite for chickens?

With a growing appetite for chicken in Africa, BBC Africa's Kim Chakanetsa investigates why the continent does not produce enough birds to feed itself. If...

#WomenAreTrash trends

It was supposed to be a day promoting the rights of the 1.1 billion girls around the world. So why did the hashtag #WomenAreTrash...

No touching

In Morocco, it's not easy for women to walk the streets unmolested. Morgan Meaker hears from some who want to put an end to...

Anne Soy: A $5 insurance scheme gives hope to cancer patients

Eighteen-year-old high school student Edger Mulili says he would not be alive today if his father had not contributed $5 (£4) a month to...

Chores of childhood

  Young girls helping with cooking, cleaning and babysitting at home may seem normal to some parents. In fact, in some cultures, this is considered an...

Up in arms

  Political protests which have swept through Ethiopia are a major threat to the country's secretive government, writes former BBC Ethiopia correspondent Elizabeth Blunt. For the...

Isa Sanusi: Why are some Nigerians so offended by an on-screen hug?

A hug between a man and a woman may not raise eyebrows in some cultures, but reactions in northern Nigeria to one of their...

In Pictures: Behind the hawker hustle

It's thought that more than half of Africa's GDP comes from the informal sector which accounts for around 80% of the labour force, many...

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UK bans travellers from Tanzania and DRC

The UK has banned all arrivals from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo from Friday January 22. It follows the earlier ban on passengers from 11...

Amanda Gorman: The 22-year-old poet at Biden’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman "screamed and danced her head off" when she found out she had been chosen to read one of her poems at Joe...

Joe Biden takes the helm as 46th US president

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a...

Ghana: Six health workers arrested for baby harvesting

Six health care workers and five others have been arrested for baby harvesting and child trafficking in Ghana. They were arrested in a joint operation...

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19

Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died from Covid-19, according to a statement from the government. The minister died from the virus at a...
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