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South Africa tackles secretive party funding with law, but still allows anonymous donors

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a law on Friday requiring political parties to disclose donations of more than 100,000 rand ($6,650) in a bid...

Mali junta moves toward selecting interim president after embargo threat

Mali’s ruling junta said on Wednesday that it had started the process of naming an interim president, after West African presidents threatened a total embargo...

West Africa bloc fails to reach agreement with Mali junta

West African mediators failed to persuade leaders of a military coup in Mali to immediately hand over power to a civilian government during talks on...

‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ appears in Rwandan court amid tight security

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where...

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under...

Ivory Coast government seeks end to violence ahead of October election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s government has reached out to his main opponents and religious leaders to intervene and ease tensions following his decision to...

Can a tooth settle the mystery over Congo’s independence hero?

Belgium’s federal court said on Friday it would hand over a tooth, suspected to be the only remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice...

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey –...

President Kagame: ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was not kidnapped

Rwandan President Paul Kagame denied on Sunday that his government had kidnapped from abroad Paul Rusesabagina, whose widely acclaimed heroism inspired a Hollywood movie but...

MTN takes challenges against Ghana market regulator to Supreme Court

MTN’s unit in Ghana said on Saturday that it had sought review from the Supreme Court after a high court this week dismissed its challenge...