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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...

Farai Sevenzo: Salute or slur?

  In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers efforts by the authorities in Zimbabwe to protect the country's...

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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a...

Chad’s President set to extend rule in presidential election

Voters are choosing a new president in Chad's Presidential election on Sunday with the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno set to secure a sixth term...

Benin President Talon seeks five more years in Sunday’s election

Benin’s President Patrice Talon had previously vowed to serve only one term in office but he now seeks a second term of five more...
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