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South African rapper determined to prove Afrikaans is "cool"
Some 300,000 people have fled fighting in Sudan's Darfur region in the first five months of 2013, the UN's top aid official Valerie Amos warns.
Mogadishu culture shock for returning Somalis
International mining companies operating in Mozambique are failing in their obligation to people displaced by coal mining, says Human Rights Watch.
Togo coach Didier Six threatens to resign unless the country's football federation pays him $128,000 he says he is owed in expenses.
South Africa is celebrating 100 years since Gerard Sekoto's birth with the exhibition "Song for Sekoto" in Johannesburg.
Nigeria technical director Shaibu Amodu says World Cup qualification is more important than winning the Confederations Cup.
A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
A number of people are wounded in bomb attacks in north-western Niger on a military camp and a French-run uranium mine, officials say.
Portugal's African community feels the pain of economic crisis
The funeral of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is due to take place on Thursday in his home town of Ogidi in the east of the country.
The elaborate funeral planned for Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon begins a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy have been named in connection with post-election violence in report investigating human rights abuses in the country
The body of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe arrives back in his home country for his funeral.
South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
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Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
Africa's longest-serving leader faces election challenge