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US names Nigerians in massive fraud investigation

The US authorities have charged 80 people, "most of whom are Nigerian nationals", with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars, according to prosecutors.

Scientists say they have successfully extracted eggs from the world’s last two surviving northern white females rhinos as they race to save the species from extinction.

Five young people have been killed and twenty-one injured at a rap concert in Algeria.

South Africa's President Ramaphosa in a feisty exchange

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced to defend himself in a question and answer session in parliament, over donations and funding for his electoral campaign.

A Zimbabwean comedian Samantha Kureya, known by her stage name "Gonyeti", has been found after being abducted and beaten by masked gunmen in the capital Harare, her relatives and colleagues say.

And Nigerian artist D'Banj talks about his son and the business of music.

Presidents of Uganda and Rwanda agree to end dispute

Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame signed the deal in Angola in the presence of regional heads of state who acted as mediators, ending months of tensions that saw the two neighbours accusing each other actions aimed at destabilising peace in either country; a South African judge lays down rules restricting when the old apartheid era flag can be used; and we delve into the world of comedy and hear from Njambi McGrath - a Kenyan woman who started out as a teacher and realised she had a talent for making people laugh.

A TB treatment breakthrough?

Scientists in South Africa say they've made a major breakthrough in treatment for a lethal strain of TB; As shops owned by foreign nationals are looted yet again in South Africa, we ask the police what they're doing to stop it; And in Nigeria's city within a city.

New Ebola treatment cures over 90% of infections

After researching the Ebola virus for over fifty years, Dr Jean Jacque Muyembe and his team have announced a new cure that has proved effective in curing 90% of Ebola patients when symptoms are reported early.

Married Tanzanian men should register their names in an online database that women can search. A proposal from Dar es Salaam's regional commissioner Paul Makonda.

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Libyan fighters break Eid truce

Third day of national mourning in Tanzania after fuel tanker explosion; Life for African migrants on the Greek island of Samos; Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji on business acumen.

Nigerian Police Force in a Twitter rage over army shootings

The Nigerian Police Force has taken to Twitter to express anger and demand answers from the army after soldiers ambushed and killed three police officers whilst they were transporting a suspect in the north-eastern state of Taraba.

In Kenya, some parents are putting children as young as ten on contraceptives in an attempt to keep them in school.

And Nigerian musician Tekno has been questioned by police after travelling through Lagos in a van with semi-naked women.

Nigeria on verge of being polio-free

Nigeria is one of the last bastions of polio in the world. If by the 21st of August no new cases are registered, the country will be declared free of the crippling disease. But how did they do it? The BBC's Ajoke Ulohotse travels north, to Kano, to find out.

Kenyan MP Zulekha Hassan was forcefully removed from parliament after she showed up at work with her baby. But whose problem is this really?

Uganda is to start enforcing a registration fee bloggers and influencers will need to pay if they want to continue to post online content. The Communication Commission explains how this is going to work and a Uganda blogger tells us how the fee is going to affect her.

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