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The government is to ease lockdown restrictions and allow the sale of alcohol - but not cigarettes.
4 hours ago • BBC News

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Infections may yet pick up pace in a region that is still early to the pandemic
1 day ago • FT.com

Some medics have refused to work and elderly people have been dying, writes Zeinab Mohammed Salih.
1 day ago • BBC News

Cyril Ramaphosa said the worst is still ahead while announcing an ease in lockdown measures.
1 day ago • BBC News

The Mponeng mine, the world's deepest, only resumed operations in April following a national lockdown.
2 days ago • BBC News

With mosques closed in some countries because of coronavirus, Eid felt a bit different this year.
2 days ago • BBC News

A Dubai-based couple are still stuck at a deserted resort, more than two months after their wedding.
3 days ago • BBC News

African firms tell the BBC how they are solving problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
3 days ago • BBC News

Life for children whose parents work on the frontline against Covid-19 has changed.
2 days ago • BBC News

Félicien Kabuga outwitted Rwandan genocide prosecutors by using 28 aliases and powerful connections.
2 days ago • BBC News

The BBC's Mercy Juma had to watch her cousin's burial online - until her internet connection failed.
3 days ago • BBC News

South Africa's star long jumper Luvo Manyonga, who famously overcame a drug addiction to win a world title in 2017, is in trouble with the law again.
4 days ago • BBC News

President Magufuli says cases are falling, but the government hasn't released new official figures. What do we know?
4 days ago • BBC News

The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.
4 days ago • BBC News

Augustin Bizimana was defence minister when about 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.
4 days ago • BBC News

Cyriel Dessers, who finished the Dutch Eredivisie season as joint top scorer, says missing out on his Nigeria debut because of the Covid-19 crisis 'was painful'.
5 days ago • BBC News

Private Joseph Hammond is fundraising for frontline workers and vulnerable veterans across Africa.
4 days ago • BBC News

Addis Ababa becomes transit hub as richer nations compete aggressively for scarce kit
4 days ago • FT.com

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
4 days ago • BBC News

Initial funding for Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to tackle region’s worst infestation in 70 years
4 days ago • FT.com

The prematurely born baby, who had trouble breathing, is among the youngest victims in the world.
5 days ago • BBC News

Ugandan and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango is still working hard to keep fit, despite the uncertainty surrounding the return of football in South..
6 days ago • BBC News

How the continent's sense of vulnerability may help it adapt to yet another deadly disease.
5 days ago • BBC News

A group of South African actors in lockdown are making a hit online 'soapie' from their homes.
5 days ago • BBC News

Among those killed in the fighting is an aid worker from Médecins Sans Frontières.
5 days ago • BBC News

The virus could kill 40,000-45,000 in a country where tough curbs had seemed to work, experts warn.
5 days ago • BBC News

Sports such as athletics, golf, tennis and motorsport are now permitted in Zimbabwe from 0800-1630.
6 days ago • BBC News

Voters choose a new president as the current leader moves to a new elevated role of "supreme guide".
6 days ago • BBC News

Relaxations in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and South Africa highlight economic pressure on governments
6 days ago • FT.com

The continent has had less than 100,000 cases so far, but could be in for a prolonged outbreak.
6 days ago • BBC News

Opposition activists, including an MP, say they were beaten and forced to drink urine by state agents.
6 days ago • BBC News

Teranga provides a safe space for migrants to dance and overcome their journey to Europe.
1 week ago • BBC News

The US Supreme Court rules in favour of damages over the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1 week ago • BBC News

Riek Machar, who was part of a taskforce to fight the pandemic, has tested positive for coronavirus.
1 week ago • BBC News

Wednesday’s presidential poll comes five years after incumbent’s contested win sparked widespread violence
1 week ago • FT.com

African states support resolution calling for medicine makers to share intellectual property
1 week ago • FT.com

Burundi's president did everything to remain in power five years ago but is now stepping down - officially at least.
1 week ago • BBC News

Loss of al-Watiya seen as setback to Khalifa Haftar in his battle to seize power
1 week ago • FT.com

Twelve rangers were killed in an attack on Virunga National Park in DR Congo last month.
1 week ago • BBC News

Lesotho's prime minister, a suspect in the murder of his former wife, says he is resigning.
1 week ago • BBC News

Cyril Ramaphosa says '"come, before we get arrested” to fans who get close to take a photo.
1 week ago • BBC News

A new monument to the African nationalist hero is unveiled after parts of the original "melted".
1 week ago • BBC News

Kenyan midfielder Mohammed Katana talks about playing in the Belarus league - one of the few that did not stop for coronavirus.
1 week ago • BBC News

Scientists in Africa explain that any trials would be properly regulated and so the scare stories should be ignored.
1 week ago • BBC News

Aerial footage shows thousands of people in snaking lines hoping to get supplies.
1 week ago • BBC News

President Magufuli says patient numbers are falling despite US saying hospitals are "overwhelmed".
1 week ago • BBC News

A widows' group says "everyone has been waiting" for his apprehension, 26 years after the slaughter.
1 week ago • BBC News

Country yet to match ambition for data-fed, unified system with investment in skills and infrastructure
1 week ago • FT.com

South African antenatal texting service is being replicated across the continent
1 week ago • FT.com

Ismail Einashe writes that migrants are facing a tougher time since the outbreak of coronavirus.
1 week ago • BBC News

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