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South Africa’s credit rating just got downgraded to junk. Could this be the end for Jacob Zuma?

South Africa's credit rating just got downgraded to junk and nearly everybody is blaming the president, Jacob Zuma

South Africa leader fires finance minister in late-night purge, sparking currency plunge

South Africa's Jacob Zuma strikes out at his enemies in a brutal midnight purge

With 20 million people facing starvation, Trump's foreign aid cuts strike fear

President Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid would sweep across the world at a time when multiple humanitarian catastrophes and famines are unfurling.

U.N. warns of famine in Africa and western Asia as it seeks billions of dollars to prevent catastrophes

The United Nations and its humanitarian agencies need to raise $5.6 billion to avoid four catastrophic famines.

The millennials cashing in on Africa's internet addiction

Fashion designers on the continent are growing from small tailor businesses into global internet sensations.

Somalia: 'People are dying..there's no water'

Fatumata Hassan sits in the opening of her ramshackle shelter. She is tired and gaunt.

Abuja airport shutdown 'hugely embarrassing'

It's a gateway to Nigeria's capital but Abuja airport will be shutdown for six weeks at a crucial time for the economy and critics say it's embarassing.

Christians flee their homes after ISIS attacks in Egypt

An ISIS affiliate appears to be targeting Christian families in the North Sinai peninsula, and hundreds of terrified residents have fled the area.

Award-winning photos capture life on the farmlands of rural Africa

Kenneth O'Halloran's photo series of rural life in countries vulnerable to climate change is one of the winners at this year's Syngenta Photography Awards.

'The Wound': Is this Africa's 'Moonlight' moment?

It's won over critics and drawn comparisons to this year's indie smash hit. But can "The Wound" win over the community it depicts?

Somalia drought: 110 die amid fears of famine

At least 110 people, mostly women and children, have died of starvation and drought-related illness in Somalia in recent days, the prime minister said Saturday.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93; lauds Trump's nationalist stance

One of Africa's longest-standing leaders has voiced his approval for US President Donald Trump and his nationalist stance.

M-Pesa: Kenya's mobile success story turns 10

The M-Pesa mobile payment system was launched in Kenya in 2007. Today, as it faces new challenges, it has 30 million users in 10 countries and three continents.

Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda's LGBT movement

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is not only incredibly open about her sexuality, but she's also spent her life fighting for the rights of Africa's LGBT community.

In South Africa, a protest against foreigners turns violent. Why was it allowed to go ahead?

South African authorities are under fire for allowing an anti-immigrant march to go ahead in Pretoria just days after a series of violent attacks against Somalis, Nigerians and other foreigners.

Nigerian president disdains his country's best hospital for medical care in Britain. But what ails him?

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's prolonged trip to London for medical tests sparks uncertainty.

In Madagascar, mothers weep and send their children to bed without water to drink

Stories from a parched land of women's tears for thirsty children, and farmers whose hope is spent.

Famine strikes in South Sudan, as people in four countries face starvation

The South Sudanese government and humanitarian agencies Monday declared a famine in parts of the country, which has been devastated by three years of war.

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