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Magufuli ban on pregnant schoolgirls angers Tanzanians

Many Tanzanians have condemned President John Magufuli's comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. More..

Rwanda's Kagame files candidature to contest for third term

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has officially filed his nomination to contest in upcoming polls he is expected to win by a landslide. More..

Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. More..

Parochial argument will not benefit Nile Basin countries - Museveni advises

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on Nile Basin countries to engage in strategic level discussions on River Nile issues to benefit all the beneficiary countries. More..

Artist paints Donald Trump and other world leaders as refugees

What would David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, look like if he were homeless? How would you react if you saw Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, walking with no shoes? More..

Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. More..

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'

Now new research suggests Red Cross volunteers who helped bury most of the bodies of Ebola victims in West Africa could have prevented more than 10,000 cases of the deadly disease. More..

Why a Ugandan farmer gave land to a refugee

In less than a year, a camp in northern Uganda has taken in more refugees than any other in the world, and all of them from war-torn South Sudan. More..

Heavy fighting in east of DR Congo

There has been fighting around the town of Beni in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including heavy weapons fire. More..

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

About 600 Congolese soldiers to be pulled out of Central African Republic after allegations of sexual misconduct. More..