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21
JAN

Relief in Tanzania over government phone block

Some mobile phone users in Tanzania have managed to avoid having their phones blocked, following government's plan to disconnect unregistered Sim cards after yesterday's deadline.

In Ethiopia at least ten people have died and dozens injured following the collapse of a wooden stand during the Orthodox Christian celebration of the Timket festival in Gondar.
20
JAN

Is Britain wooing Africa post Brexit?

A group of African heads of state are meeting in a summit ahead of the UK's departure from the European Union, aimed at boosting private investment in Africa – using the aid budget to encourage investment from the City of London.

The government says six and half billion pounds commercial deals have already been signed by British companies – focussed on green technology, energy and increasing access to the internet – with more expected to follow.

Plus leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos - Africa's richest woman and daughter of Angola's former president José Eduardo dos Santos made her fortune by 'exploiting' her country.
17
JAN

How climate change may be fuelling fires in Africa

Scientists say climate change is responsible for the soaring temperatures and wildfire in Australia and such fires could become more regular and more widespread globally, with Africa in the firing line.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's has announced to his party that he will step down, according to reports.

And what does it feel like to live with Congenital Hydrocephalus?
16
JAN

New deal ends Nile River dam row

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric dam.

The three nations agreed, following a meeting in Washington DC, that the mega dam on the River Nile should be filled in stages during the rainy season.

A Malawi High Court has issued an interim order - which applies to schools countrywide - saying that any pupils excluded as a consequence of having dreadlocks should be allowed back to class while it is hearing the case.

And in Uganda more than 90 women and girls who were trafficked across the border to Kenya have been rescued and returned home, according to authorities.
14
JAN

Sudan government forces and ex al-Bashir loyalist exchange gunfire

There has been a heavy exchange of gunfire in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, around the headquarters of general intelligence services.

Sahel region's leaders have agreed to share their military forces with France. The BBC's Lamine Konkobo was at the meeting last night and tells us the details.

A swarm of locusts that has wreaked havoc in the Horn of Africa has moved further south in Kenya, posing a great risk to food crops and... airplanes.
13
JAN

Lesotho's First Lady ends up on the police wanted list

Leaders of five African nations meet in France for a summit on the spiralling insecurity in the Sahel.

Mystery over the whereabouts of Lesotho's first lady, who has been wanted by the police since Friday evening.

Northern Nigeria is often seen as more conservative than the south. A perception hip hop artist BOC Madaki wants to challenge.
09
JAN

Ugandan victims of cryptocurrency scam lose millions

We speak with a young Ugandan who's lost millions of shillings over the latest cryptocurrency scam.

One of South Sudan's vice presidents is hit with economic sanctions by the US, we get a reaction.

We meet the Sierra Leonean artist who wants to hold politicians to account through the power or reggae music.
09
JAN

Ugandan victims of cryptocurrency scam lose millions

We speak with a young Ugandan who's lost millions of shillings over the latest cryptocurrency scam.

One of South Sudan's vice presidents is hit with economic sanctions by the US, we get a reaction.

We meet the Sierra Leonean artist who wants to hold politicians to account through the power or reggae music.
06
JAN

Three US citizens killed in Kenya base

One US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya.

The Nigerian police have been placed on “red alert” after the US killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.

And after years of being teased for being too dark, Ugandan singer Sandra Nankoma speaks about pride in being black and beautiful.

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