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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.

Kenya's High Court rules against government plan to close the world's biggest refugee camp

Kenya’s High Court on Thursday overturned a government order to close the world’s biggest refugee camp, home to more than 300,000 Somali refugees, including some who have lived there more than 20 years.

In Somalia, famine is looming and families with no food or water are leaving their land

In Somalia, the farm animals are dying. The water holes have dried up. The crops have failed.

African leaders amp up pressure on the International Criminal Court, with a plan for mass exit

African leaders have agreed to a plan for a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court , amid criticisms its prosecutions focused too heavily on Africans.

Fairy circles: Has one of nature's great mysteries been solved?

Scientists have been divided on what causes these circles in the Namib Desert. But a new Princeton-led study attempts to reconcile both sides of the debate.

Sierra Leone enters Miss Universe competition for first time

Hawa Kamara made history today as the first woman from Sierra Leone to enter the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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