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Kenya exports its first crude oil

Kenya has exported its first batch of oil as President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the crude shipment from the port of Mombasa

It is being described as a historic day and an important step on the way to the full exploration and development of oil in the East African nation.

The new cabinet in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced seven months after the inauguration of President Félix Tshisekedi, reflects the continued influence of former leader Joseph Kabila.

And in Nigeria, the International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL meet to help identify the sources of illegal weapons.

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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