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Uganda ordered to end Bobi Wine's house arrest

Soldiers prevented him leaving his house in case he organised protests against disputed elections. (BBC News)


Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: 'My wife died giving birth to twins while we hid'

A father tells the BBC his tragic story of fleeing the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. (BBC News)


Detective Jane Mugo: Meet Kenya's 'spy queen'

BBC Africa Eye looks at the inside story of Detective Jane Mugo, the woman they call Kenya’s "spy queen". (BBC News)


Protecting the last wild lions in Africa

Photographer George Logan highlights the decline of wild lions using conceptual images. (BBC News)


Cyclone Eloise brings floods to Mozambique's second city Beira

More than 1,000 houses have been totally destroyed and another 3,000 badly damaged, officials say. (BBC News)


African Nations Championship: Cameroon, Guinea, Morocco and DR Congo all held to draws

Tanzania beat Namibia while Morocco are held in the second round of matches at the African Nations Championship in Cameroon. (BBC News)


Tunisians question whether life is better after Arab Spring

Ten years after ousting their strongman leader, some say the new system isn't working. (BBC News)


Uganda's Yoweri Museveni overcomes Bobi Wine challenge - for now

President Yoweri Museveni sees off another challenger despite the expectation surrounding Bobi Wine. (BBC News)


Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine

Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before getting WHO-approved vaccines, officials say. (BBC News)


Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 January 2021

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. (BBC News)


Race in South Africa: 'We haven't learnt we are human beings first'

A teacher was charged with fraud for describing himself as "African". (BBC News)


Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines

South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa, but has not yet started doing Covid-19 vaccinations. (BBC News)


Nigeria's police: The lingering effects of a colonial massacre

The shooting dead of striking miners in 1949 continues to have resonance in Nigeria today. (BBC News)


US in Somalia: 'We still need the Americans for security'

A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country. (BBC News)


How Gambia is grappling with gruesome past under Yahya Jammeh

Gambia's truth commission has revealed tales of murder and torture that jar with Gambians' self image. (BBC News)


Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive?

It's been 10 years since Egyptians took to the streets to unseat their longest-serving President, Hosni Mubarak. (BBC News)


The vehicle that got a village smiling

When her friends died in childbirth, a Nigerian woman hatched a plan to make a difference. (BBC News)


Namibia SGBV: Shannon Wasserfal's death sparks protests against femicide

The death of Shannon Wasserfal sparked protests in Namibia against sex and gender based violence. (BBC News)


Africa's fears over Covid-19 vaccine shortage

We need timely and equitable access to the vaccines, one of Africa's top health officials says. (BBC News)


Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened?

Mayeni Jones investigates what happened when the army opened fire on protesters in Lagos in October. (BBC News)


Madagascar: UN's WFP warns of a humanitarian crisis due to drought and Covid-19

A third of the population of Madagascar will suffer from food insecurity due to ongoing droughts and a recession. (BBC News)


Project 17: One girl's quest for clean water in Rwanda

Joyce, 17, explores progress towards the goal of clean water for all in her country, Rwanda. (BBC News)


Volunteerism in the Decade of Action

Simone Galimberti is Co-Founder of ENGAGE, a not-for-profit NGO in Nepal. He writes on volunteerism, social inclusion, youth development and regional integration as an engine to improve people’s lives.

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Q&A: Why Survivors Should be at the Centre of Discussions on Genocide and Gender Violence

Women and young girls are disproportionately affected by conflict and genocide, and that is why they should be a central part of conversations on the issue, according to Jacqueline Murekatete, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and founder and President of the Genocide Survivors Foundation (GSF). “Survivors need to be invited to the table to […]

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“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”

Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting […]

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President Biden Refuses to Make our Climate Crisis Worse

Cancels Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Keystone XL

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“Teach Us How to Become Carpenters” – South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Future

Located in Jonglei state, one of the most underdeveloped regions of South Sudan, Likuangole is a town badly hit by floods and often battered by conflict. Despite the lack of secondary schools and industry, its residents aspire to transform their lives. But real investment is needed to spur development. The constant threat of insecurity hangs […]

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Fiji’s Presidency of the Human Rights Council Brings Opportunity and Responsibility to the Pacific

On Friday, 15 January, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, was elected the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2021. As the first Pacific islander to hold this position, the President has a unique opportunity to enhance the protection and promotion of human rights in […]

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Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic

Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a […]

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Q&A: Why we Must Invest in Educating Children in Crisis-Hit Burkina Faso

IPS Correspondent Jamila Akweley Okertchiri speaks to Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Director YASMINE SHERIF about the new multi-year programme that aims to provide education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in crisis-affected areas in Burkina Faso

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Personal Testimonies, Pledges Mark the Start of the ‘Fair Share to End Child Labour’ Campaign

152 million children are subjected to child labour. Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has brought together former child workers, international organisations, global youth, business and education leaders for a global campaign to save them

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