Africa

DRC's new opposition leader strives to unite party

Felix Tshisekedi called on the opposition party to hold its first public rally in two years, in an attempt to show his ability to unite a fractured opposition.

Lifelines

Life cycle: Malaria

If left untreated, the disease can cause death, with a higher mortality rate among pregnant women and children.

Life cycle: Malaria

Algeria

Algeria's Bouteflika and the army's political end game

Analysts say rival factions are struggling to find consensus candidate to secure stability in post-Bouteflika Algeria.

Algeria: President Bouteflika and the army's political end game

Africa

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot world's first malaria vaccine

There is now hope that a successful rollout of the vaccine across three African countries will mean fewer deaths.

Reporter's Notebook

Why should we care about FGM?

Fatma Naib undertook a journey to understand why so many communities continue to subject their daughters to female genital mutilation and what it would take for them to stop.

Weather

Severe weather hits Kenya leaving five dead

Flash floods and mudslides wreak havoc in and around Nairobi as the rainy season sets in.

Severe weather hits Kenya leaving five dead

Human Rights

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

As women around the world stand up to harassing and abusing men, the struggle is alive and well in Africa.

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

Africa

16,000 'fired' nurses return to work in Zimbabwe

Mass walkout over poor working conditions and pay was 'politicised', union says, after government fires striking staff.

Zimbabwean nurses return to work after strike

Africa

In South Sudan 'copyright laws do not exist'

Many South Sudanese artists are opting to have their works produced in other countries where there is copyright legislation.

Africa

Somali troops take over UAE-run military base in Mogadishu

The order by the Somali Defence Ministry to end military cooperation coincides with the closure of a UAE-funded hospital and the seizure of $10m from UAE diplomats at Mogadishu airport two weeks ago.

Books

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

This World Book Day, we meet the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

Africa

South African president appeals for calm after violent protests

Cyril Ramaphosa cuts short his attendance at Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home.

Africa

South Africa president addresses long-running riots in north

Protests against corruption and a regional leader have turned into riots and looting, prompting Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his trip to the UK and return to South Africa.

Africa

Zimbabwe parliament summons ex-ruler Mugabe

Former president said in 2016 that $15bn worth of diamonds were looted from fields in eastern Zimbabwe.

Mugabe summoned by parliament to explain diamond looting comment

Democratic Republic of Congo

Survivors of DRC violence tell stories of horror

The UN says more than 100,000 people have fled Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.