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Malawi Teens Challenge Order Punishing Them Over Pregnancies

Blantyre - Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including ... Full story

Pressure Mounts On Ailing Nigerian President Buhari

Lagos - Nigerian civil society activists called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take long-term medical leave on Tuesday, adding to mounting pressure on the 74-year-old ... Full story

Kenyan Journalist Arrested In South Sudan

Nairobi - South Sudan detained an NPR journalist for nearly four days before releasing him on Monday, a spokesperson for the organisation said. Eyder Peralta has ... Full story

Zuma Abandons May Day Rally After Being Booed

South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Scuffles broke out between Zuma's ... Full story

New Leader Says Gambians Impatient For Change

President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, says he understands the impatience of the citizenry 100 days after he took over the reigns of the West ... Full story

Tanzania's Magufuli Fires 10 000 Civil Servants Over 'Fake Qualifications'

Dar es Salaam - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10 000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga In Fourth Presidential Challenge

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election. Mr Odinga, 72, is set to face incumbent ... Full story

Zambian Court Upholds Opposition Leader Treason Charge

LUSAKA – A Zambian court on Wednesday refused a request to drop treason charges against main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the ... Full story

Jailed Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega Named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named ... Full story

20 Dead After Boat Capsizes In Senegal

Dakar - At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal ... Full story

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