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  • South Africa's finance minister faces dismissal

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, could lose his job in an expected cabinet reshuffle under the new budget. Trade unions are also threatening a nationwide strike after the government cut the public sector wage bill.

    South Africa's finance minister faces dismissal
    South Africa's finance minister faces dismissal

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, could lose his job in an expected cabinet reshuffle under the new budget. Trade unions are also threatening a nationwide strike after the government cut the public sector wage bill.

    02:14Feb 23, 2017

  • Guinea schools reopen after deadly teachers' strike

    Schools have reopened in Guinea after a partial lifting of the three-week teachers' strike over pay. But, more than half the students in the largest schools in the capital Conakry were absent.

    Guinea schools reopen after deadly teachers' strike
  • Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as Somali president

    Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia's new president, has been sworn in under tight security at a ceremony in the capital, Mogadishu.

    Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as Somali president
  • Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

    The bodies of 74 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up on the coast of western Libya. Aid agencies believe smugglers may have abandoned them at sea.

    Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
  • Somalis hope for peace under new president

    Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia's new president, will be inaugurated on Wednesday. He takes office as the country grapples with frequent attacks and a humanitarian crisis.

    Somalis hope for peace under new president
  • Who's to blame for famine in South Sudan? – Inside Story

    The UN says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.

    Who's to blame for famine in South Sudan? – Inside Story
  • Local language policy stirs debate in Zimbabwe's schools

    The government in Zimbabwe has introduced a new school curriculum to teach children in their first language instead of in English. But some parents and teachers fear the policy will limit children's chances of getting jobs.

    Local language policy stirs debate in Zimbabwe's schools
    Local language policy stirs debate in Zimbabwe's schools

    The government in Zimbabwe has introduced a new school curriculum to teach children in their first language instead of in English. But some parents and teachers fear the policy will limit children's chances of getting jobs.

    02:23Feb 21, 2017

  • Six killed during protests over teachers' strike in Guinea

    At least six people have been killed in Guinea's capital, Conakry, during protests sparked by a teacher's strike. Students have called on teachers to end their three week-long strike over pay, so they can return to class.

    Six killed during protests over teachers' strike in Guinea
  • South Sudan famine: Millions suffering food shortages

    South Sudan is officially in the grip of a famine. Both the government and United Nations have declared famine conditions in the rural north of the country. Around 100,000 people are currently affected.

    South Sudan famine: Millions suffering food shortages
  • Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion

    Drought in northern Kenya is forcing herders to take drastic measures in search of water and grazing land for their animals. About 10,000 herders have invaded a major wildlife conservation area, burning ranches and killing elephants.

    Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion
  • Somalia: Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast

    A car bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least 39 people and wounded 50 others. No one has yet claimed responsibility, but the armed group al-Shabab is suspected.

    Somalia: Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast
  • The Gambia: President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

    President Adama Barrow has promised more freedom and engagement with the international community. As his presidency kicked off, Barrow announced the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

    The Gambia: President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners