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'I know nothing': Zuma ducks and dives at corruption inquiry

Denies knowing of the Guptas allegedly offering a former lawmaker a ministerial position.

BBC shuts office in Burundi

There has been growing international concern about the freedom of the press in Burundi.

Zuma 'gets death threat', inquiry told

Presiding Judge Ray Zondo said any threats of violence and intimidation are "totally unacceptable"

Hodan Nalayeh Award launched in honour of slain journalist

Programme is expected to run every year according to a communication from the ministry.

Ex-football star killed in South Africa

He played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

'More than three in 10 in East Africa undernourished'

Africa "has the highest rates of hunger in the world"

[PHOTOS] Kenya's railway art gets a new platform

The graffitied train carriages belong to Nairobi's railway museum.

South Africa's Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Zuma has consistently denied wrongdoing, saying the allegations against him are politically motivated.

Two Ebola health workers killed in eastern Congo

The two people had been receiving threats since December and one had already been attacked

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

The ministry says that risk of the disease spreading is low.

Several dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

Journalist Hodan Naleyah and her husband are thought to be among the dead.

Zuma's son acquitted in culpable homicide case

State failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt accused guilty of negligence.

Sudan 'foils third coup attempt'

Coup attempt was aimed at blocking a power-sharing deal being finalised.

Nigeria Facebook 'wedding' sparks death threats in Kano

Religious leaders said it was a mockery of the institution of marriage.

Magufuli to Tanzanian women: Set your ovaries free

Says bearing more children is a way to help boost the economy.

Satire on tradition wins top African writing prize

Focuses on challenges faced by African women in societies dominated by traditional rituals.

Ghana scraps plan for new Sh20bn parliament building

There has been a wave of public anger since the proposal was put forward last month.