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Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from

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President Mugabe donates $1m to help finance A.U. after Zimbabwe cattle sale

Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, on Monday handed a cheque of $1 million to the African Union (A.U.) Foundation as part of efforts aimed at lessening

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The 29th AU Summit Starts in Ethiopia Today

The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) kicks off at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday. The

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John Magufuli's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania's President John Magufuli condemned after his comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been

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Uganda’s president in Addis Ababa for IGAD summit on South Sudan peace

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa today, according to Ugandan media. // The

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Uganda’s Museveni says it is not a bad thing to be president for a very long time

During this year’s State of the Nation address, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni remarked that being a president for a very long time is not a

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe woos youth vote

Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead

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Senegal ex-President Wade to run for parliament

Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade, 91, is going to run for parliament in July's elections. He will top the list for the opposition Watu (Save) Senegal

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Sudan Accuses Egypt of Backing Rebels Ahead of Foreign Minister's Trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan's

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Marah Louw: “You will never find white people wearing our hair”

Africans cannot appropriate white standards of beauty as white standards of beauty are imposed on us, writes Kylie Kiunguyu. Marah Louw a South African singer and

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For Uganda and Ethiopia, It's $200m Less in Us Aid

Uganda and Ethiopia will be the biggest losers in the region in the US President Donald Trump administration proposal to do away with all funding

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President Abandons Rally after being Booed

South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Scuffles broke out between Mr

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