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Yoweri Museveni: A five times-elected dictator?

The Ugandan president discusses regional relationships, human rights abuses and possible constitutional reform.


Have settlements killed a two-state solution?

Israeli diplomat Dani Dayan defends settlement building, and Nelson Mandela's granddaughter denounces the ANC.


Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game

An ancient French ball game is becoming popular in Niger in West Africa. Players say it helps them forget frequent attacks by armed groups such as Boko Haram and al-Qaeda.


Nigeria: At least 30,000 people forced out from slum housing

At least 30,000 people have been forcefully evicted from their slum housing in Nigeria. Lawyers say they're the victims of a land grab as real estate developers move in to the commercial capital. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos.


Mandela granddaughter: Zuma should listen and step down

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter tells Al Jazeera that President 'Zuma should listen to the people and step down'.


Is there a future for the EFF in S. Africa after Zuma?

Julius Malema is using the EFF to maintain his political relevance whilst waiting for Zuma’s departure from the ANC.

by Thembisa Fakude


Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria

At least five soldiers killed, 40 wounded after bomber detonates explosives-laden vehicle near troop convoy.


Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.


Kenya's former prime minister to run for presidency

Raila Odinga, ex-prime minister, to race against Uhuru Kenyatta in August under National Super Alliance coalition.


Meet Zimbabwe’s 12-year-old female motocross rider

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, but it is expensive. Some people say it is too dangerous, especially for girls.


Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season.


When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

by Neil Howard


Niger's Tuareg community seeks stability

Niger's Tuareg community held a festival on Tuesday to honour 22 years of peace with the government. But tribal leaders meeting in the northwestern region of Tahoua warn that poverty and armed groups have to be tackled to guarantee stability.


Uganda court refuses bail for jailed activist

Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan activist and academic, has been sent back to a maximum security prison after her lawyers failed to secure her bail.


DRC: UN says 20 killed as ethnic clashes intensify

Latest violence between Lulua-Luba and Chow-Pende communities extends eight months of bloodshed.