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Former government minister and economist Ibrahima Kassory Fofana replaced Mamady Youla who resigned on May 17 following demonstrations against the results of February local elections, which were won by the ruling party.  By CELLOU BINANI (AFP/File)

Guinea's new PM unveils government

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Guinea's new prime minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana has unveiled his govern ...

Merzoug Touati was convicted over a Facebook post and an online video interview. File photo taken on April 29, 2018.  By Lionel BONAVENTURE (AFP/File)

Algerian blogger appeals against 10-year jail sentence

Sunday, May 27, 2018

An Algerian blogger has appealed against a 10-year prison term, his lawyer ...

Getheme Lokou, who lost an arm in a childhood accident, was crowned Miss Handicap Ivory Coast 2018 as her Cameroonian counterpart Laura Tchokotcheu -- also an amputee -- looked on.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast fights stigma with beauty pageant for disabled

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gow ...

Libya has descended into chaos since the 2012 ousting of Moamer Kadhafi, becoming a base for jihadists and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee.  By Abdullah DOMA (AFP)

Libya breakthrough to be sought at Paris conference

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Libya's rival leaders are expected in Paris next Tuesday under pressure to ...

Fans in Cairo cafes watched anxiously as Egyptian star Mohamed Salah was hurt in the Champions League final..  By KHALED DESOUKI (AFP)

Egypt's football federation optimistic on Salah's injury

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Egypt's national team's doctor said he was optimistic that Mohamed Salah co ...

African statues, plundered by French troops in 1892 from the kingdom of Dahomey -- modern-day Benin -- are displayed in Paris' Quai Branly museum.  By GERARD JULIEN (AFP)

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in P ...

The Koh-i-Noor diamond changed hands between South Asian elites for at least two centuries before it became part of the British crown jewels.  By STR (AFP/File)

Troubled exhibits: five disputed museum treasures

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Europe's museums are full of items taken from Africa during colonisation, b ...

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