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Pop star-turned-politician charged in Uganda court

Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has been held in custody with his next court appearance due on August 23.

Uganda: Pop star-turned-politician charged in military court

Africa

Marikana massacre: Families still waiting for justice

Six years after the Marikana massacre, the grief felt by families and survivors is evident.

Inside Story

What is the future of South Africa's mining sector?

Mining companies in South Africa say they plan to cut thousands of jobs.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC issues global arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi

The move against the self-exiled politician comes before the presidential election he sought to register for.

DRC issues global arrest warrant for opposition leader Katumbi

Africa

Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins re-election as president

Keita won with 67 percent of the vote in a runoff against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse.

Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins re-election as president

Environment

Fighting poachers in central Africa's secret Eden

Sustained slaughter of elephants has now left fewer than 3,000 in the region.

Fighting poachers in central Africa's secret Eden

Africa

Platinum giant to cut more than 13,000 jobs in South Africa

Impala Platinum says it must restructure to handling increased production costs and low commodity prices, but miners say that more can be done to save their jobs.

Special series

Slavery Routes: For All the Gold in the World

To expand their wealth, the Portuguese set up the slave trade, in which Africa was the centre.

Africa

Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims

As thousands of mining jobs are cut, families of striking workers slain in 2012 still await compensation and justice.

South Africa

ANC chair backs land expropriation without compensation

Gwede Mantashe, a close ally of President Cyril Ramaphosa, says land ownership should be limited to 12,000 hectares.

ANC chair backs land expropriation without compensation

Africa

Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

The children were on their way to school when their boat capsized in rough waters.

Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

Ebola

WHO says DRC conflict hindering push to stem Ebola

World Health Organization urges ceasefire as death toll rises to at least 41 people in DRC's North Kivu province.

Al Jazeera World

The Journey from Agadir to Dakar

Two drivers trek 3,000 kilometres across the desert, risking life and limb to deliver a payload against the clock.

Sierra Leone

'Every day, I think about my children lost in mudslide'

After last year's disaster, risk management and environmental awareness become the new normal in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone marks one year since devastating mudslide

Opinion

What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement

The recent events in Eastern Ethiopia proved once again that the country's ethnic federalism is not working.

Yohannes Gedamu

by Yohannes Gedamu

Yohannes Gedamu