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Kenya’s electoral body has blamed the delay in announcing the result of the country’s presidential election on candidates’ agents, who it accuses of slowing down the national tally of votes.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised serious concerns around human rights and tensions with DRC during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Sierra Leone youth minister Mohamed Bangura has described anti-government protests that led to the death of eight police officers as an "act of terrorism."
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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone on Wednesday, protesting inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people who spoke to CNN.
This Nigerian artist is reimagining Africa’s future in pop art
Last year, a historic kingdom in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region crowned a new king. Find out how the Olu of Warri connects with his people on #cnnafricanvoices
Actress and model Sabrina Elba opens up about her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Catch more on #cnnafricanvoices
Bandele was considered one of the finest filmmakers and storytellers of his generation. He told CNN in 2014: "I knew I wanted to be a writer from when I was six. My dad took me to the local library ... and I just fell in love with the books."
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has drawn distinctions between the US and Russia as he makes the case that the US is the better partner for countries in Africa.
Kenyans are heading to the polls in crucial elections as outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to hand over power to a new leader.
Chad’s transitional government has signed a peace deal with rebel groups in Doha.
Uganda’s government shut down operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a non-governmental organization for LGBTQ rights, accusing it of operating illegally in the country.
A London museum has agreed to return 72 objects looted from Benin City in 1897 to the Nigerian government.
Google Equiano is a subsea internet cable running from Portugal to South Africa, with 20 times the bandwidth of the previous cable serving the west coast of Africa.
Women make up almost half of voters in Kenya. Yet they are rarely elected leaders.
Kenyans will head to the polls on August 9 amid soaring food and fuel prices, high unemployment, and post-pandemic stagnation. A change in leadership could not come at a more critical time for East Africa's largest economy.
Anti-UN protests have raged on in the DRC, with 36 people -- including four peacekeepers -- dead and 170 wounded, the DRC government told CNN.
Floods in parts of eastern Uganda resulting from torrential rains have killed at least 24 people, the government and Uganda Red Cross said.
Kenya is enduring its worst drought in 40 years, according to the government and UN.
Soldiers returning from leave to a United Nations intervention brigade in Democratic Republic of Congo opened fire at a border post, killing at least two people and injuring 15 others.
Thousands of protesters rallied in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum -- calling for an end to military rule.
"I did not kill my wife. I could not murder my wife. I would not murder my wife," US dentist Lawrence Rudolph told jurors.
Russia is plundering Sudanese riches to aid Putin's war in Ukraine -- and helping to prop up the country's military rulers.
Only 58% of girls attend school in Nigeria. Lagos-based artist, Marcellina Akpojotor addresses this issue through generational family portraits.
“There is a world of difference between me and my competitor. I have a plan, he doesn’t,” Kenya’s Deputy President @WilliamsRuto says of veteran opposition leader @RailaOdinga as Kenyans prepare for crucial elections next month.
Nigerian opposition Senators pushed for President Muhammadu Buhari to face impeachment, 10-months before the end of his second term in office, over the country’s spreading security problems.
Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammal in the world and are hunted by humans for their meat and scales. At a sanctuary in Liberia, rescued pangolins are being given a second chance at survival.
Mali military says 15 soldiers and three civilians were killed in separate "terrorist" attacks.
Despite growing pleas from climate change activists, the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is moving forward with its plans to auction off oil and gas drilling blocks located in Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park.
“We have to increase production for the food security of the continent,” says Abdul Samad Rabiu.
Senator Robert Menendez, who chairs the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has called for a comprehensive review of US policy towards Rwanda.
At least five people were killed and about 50 wounded during a second day of violent anti-United Nations protests in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, a government spokesman said.
Nigeria's golden girl of athletics Tobi Amusan (@Evaglobal01) causes a global stir after smashing the world record in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Athletics World Championships.
An 18-year-old Kenyan wants Ronaldo, Messi, and other footballers to pick up a shovel and help fight deforestation.
Young Nigerian musician @crayonthis talks about his deal with Mavin Records and his colorful name on the latest installment of My Drive. Watch the full episode here:
Russia’s Foreign Minister has blamed the “collective West” for global food shortages during his Africa tour.
Born in Sierra Leone and based in Ghana, Fatmata Binta set up the Dine on a Mat restaurant, which has traveled to cities in Europe, the US and Africa, giving people a chance to experience her home culture.
Heavy gunfire was heard early on Friday at the main military base outside Mali's capital Bamako but subsided after about an hour, in what residents of the camp said they believed was an attack by Islamist militants.
"If we organize six trips and two are caught, then four make it through… There are no guarantees at sea. The authorities could catch you. Unless you die. Then death is your destiny,” a smuggling kingpin told CNN.
A Malawi police spokesperson told CNN that Chinese national Lu Ke has been charged with five counts of child trafficking following his extradition from Zambia.
A flat-pack electric truck is helping to get rural Rwanda to market.
Ghana has confirmed its first two cases of the highly infectious Marburg virus disease, the World Health Organization said in a statement.
After growing up in poverty in Kenya, Nelly Cheboi found her passion in computers. Now, she's teaching tech — and bringing hope — to a new generation.
Rwanda made it a crime to sell or produce skin whitening products. It’s working, but women are searching for smugglers.
This country made it a crime to sell products that whiten your skin. It’s working, but women are searching for smugglers
Why the NFL is looking to Africa to find its next stars.
At least 14 people have been killed in a bar in the township of Soweto after a group of armed men began shooting at customers, police say.
Egyptian households of all income levels are seeing their spending power erode fast. "Some people used to buy 5kg or 10kg of fruit -- now they can buy 1kg or 2kg at most," a Cairo street fruit vendor tells CNN.
“We fundamentally believe that the youth and the old of Africa can work together to build a new Africa,” says Akintoye Akindele.
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