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  • 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
    Who's to blame for famine in South Sudan? – Inside Story

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

    25:00Feb 21, 2017

  • 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
  • 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
    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.

    02:54Feb 20, 2017

  • The Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president

    Thousands of cheering Gambians gathered for a ceremony on Saturday to officially inaugurate President Adama Barrow.The event followed his initial swearing-in last month in neighbouring Senegal when former ruler Yahya Jammeh refused to give up power.

    The Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president
  • South Africa: Farmers oppose chicken influx from EU

    South African farmers are protesting against an influx of cheap chicken brought in from the EU. The poultry industry says thousands of jobs are at risk because they can't compete on price. But the EU insists it is being used as a scapegoat.

    South Africa: Farmers oppose chicken influx from EU
  • State of the media in Zuma's South Africa - The Listening Post (Lead)

    Since Zuma's been in office, the country's state-owned broadcaster, SABC, has grown more and more state-controlled.

    State of the media in Zuma's South Africa - The Listening Post (Lead)
  • President Zuma and the media in South Africa - Listening Post (Full)

    We explore President Zuma's grip on broadcasters, and Wikimedia Foundation on facts, trust and open source knowledge.

    President Zuma and the media in South Africa - Listening Post (Full)
  • Niger’s traditional wresting takes a modern twist

    Traditional wrestling is one of Niger's most watched and culturally important disciplines. The sport combines ancient tradition with modern tactics and it's one this West Africa country excels at. Al Jazeera’s Farrah Esmail reports.

    Niger’s traditional wresting takes a modern twist