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Nigeria hikes rates to lift naira, fight inflation

Inflation hit an 11-year high in June after the government freed up the naira currency, allowing it to plummet against the US dollar.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Abuja (AFP) - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday raised its benchmark interest rate to 14 percent from 12 percent in move to stabilise the country's currency, the naira, and tame soaring inf ...

Racism accusations fly a week before S. Africa polls

Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the South African Democratic Alliance opposition party addresses supporters during a rally at the Johannesburg City Hall on July 26, 2016.  By Marco Longari (AFP) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - The first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Tuesday accused the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of running a racist election campaign ahead of fiercel ...

Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention

Tests carried out in three villages in Ethiopia showed that families that slept beneath a chicken in a cage overnight were mosquito-free in the morning, while homes without indoor poultry were not.  By Erika Santelices (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of t ...

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj speaks during a press conference in the capital Tripoli on March 30, 2016.  By STRINGER (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday. ...

Acclaimed Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan dies at 73

Egypt's Mohamed Khan, pictured in 2008 holding the best director award at the Catholic Centre film festival for his film Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cairo (AFP) - Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo on Tuesday aged 73 after a prolific career making socially engaged films. Khan has been one of Egypt's leading cinematic f ...

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with 100 children

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika (pictured) has ordered the arrest of a man paid by families to have sex with adolescent girls.  By Amos Gumulira (AFP) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhoo ...

More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

Uganda military personnel are seen on military and police trucks as they drive towards Juba, South Sudan, at Nimule border point on July 14, 2016.  By Isaac Kasamani (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nairobi (AFP) - More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN's refugee ...

Congo rumba star Koffi Olomide arrested over kicking controversy

Koffi Olomide was thrown out of Kenya on Saturday where he was due to stage a concert after being filmed the day before, kicking out and lunging at one of his dancers.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kinshasa (AFP) - Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya at the weekend after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa, police ...

Malawi orders arrest of man paid to have sex with children

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika (pictured) has ordered the arrest of a man paid by families to have sex with adolescent girls.  By Amos Gumulira (AFP) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Malawian President Peter Mutharika ordered the arrest Tuesday of a man paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their pass ...

Nigerian militants deny talks to end oil attacks

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, pictured on June 19, 2016, said in a statement that Friday, July 22, 2016

Warri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Militant group the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Friday ...

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Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj speaks during a press conference in the capital Tripoli on March 30, 2016.  By STRINGER (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official e ...

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Nigeria arrests militant behind oil attacks: police

A spate of attacks claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers has hit oil production in Nigeria, exacerbating a financial crisis caused by low global crude prices since mid-2014.  By Dave Clark (AFP/File) Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lagos (AFP) - The Nigerian secret police on Saturday announced the arrest of a m ...

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Angolan activists likely to be released in prisoner amnesty

The gardens of the Presidential Palace, in Luanda.  By Alain Jocard (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Luanda (AFP) - The Angolan parliament on Wednesday approved a prisoner amnesty e ...

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Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with 100 children

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika (pictured) has ordered the arrest of a man paid by families to have sex with adolescent girls.  By Amos Gumulira (AFP) Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who wa ...

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Tunisia extends state of emergency by two months

Tunisian forensic police inspect the wreckage of a bus in the aftermath of a bomb attack on the vehicle which was transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 25, 2015.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia announced on Tuesday that a state of emergency in force si ...

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