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Batuk: Using house music to promote pan-Africanism

South African collective Batuk aims to use house music to promote pan-African unity, reports Mayeni Jones.

Africa’s top shots: 7 October-13 October 2016

  A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.  

Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries

What is being hailed as the world's first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically...

Man overboard

  When Brett Archibald fell overboard in the middle of a stormy night in the Indian Ocean he thought he was going to die. For...

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...

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West African countries to adopt single currency in 2027

Ecowas leaders have agreed to now work towards launching a single currency by January 2027. The West African regional bloc had planned to adopt the...

Guinea and Senegal sign deal to reopen land border

Leaders of Guinea and Senegal have signed a deal to have their land border closed for months re-opened. A signing ceremony was held at the...

Ecowas leaders meet in Accra for 59th ordinary session

Ecowas leaders have gathered in Ghana's capital, Accra for the 59th ordinary session of the authority of heads of state and government. Ghana's president, Nana...

Laurent Gbagbo back home in Ivory Coast after 10 years

Former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has returned to his home country after ten years. He has been away, facing trial for crimes against...

Rights group wants Ghana to drop charges against LGBT activists

Human Rights Watch has said Ghana’s attorney general must drop charges against 21 human rights activists facing trial for attending a paralegal training session. The...
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