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Funeral begins for Ethiopian singer who was killed

Farewell ceremony began with well-wishers laying wreaths in Ambo stadium.

Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji gets Oscars voting rights

Njaji starred and directed in Lionheart, which was Nigeria's first Oscar submission.

The man who decapitates French colonial statues

Essama has been imprisoned several times.

Chakwera: Theology graduate who rose to become President

Chakwera has pledged to raise the national minimum wage, among other reforms.

Malawi opposition leader Chakwera wins historic poll rerun

It's the 2nd African nation to annul a presidential poll over irregularities, after Kenya.

Ex-Burundi leader Nkurunziza to be buried in the capital

He was destined to be crowned the "Supreme leader of patriotism".

Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire

Its value is determined by rarity - the finer the colour or clarity, the higher the price.

Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east

This outbreak saw 3,463 confirmed and probable cases and 2,277 deaths.

Gabon MPs vote to decriminalise homosexuality

Same-sex marriage is still not allowed in Gabon.

Police rescue 300 workers "locked in rice factory"

From the end of March the men were allegedly not allowed to leave the mill.

Somalia silent on President Trump's 'anarchy' comment

Trump said the country had no government, no safety, nor police.

Zimbabwe anti-corruption body starts audit of the rich

There is mounting public anger over poor services and corruption.

Seven die in separate Somali bomb attacks

Al-Shabab has said it carried out the attack in Wanlaweyn.

Zimbabwe health minister charged with virus corruption

Charged with corruption over procurement of coronavirus tests and equipment.

Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn-in as Burundi President

Swearing-in comes two months early.

African countries seek U.N. inquiry into US racism

The 47-member forum agreed on Tuesday to convene at the request of Burkina Faso.

Burundi's first lady returns after husband's death

Denise returned home from receiving medical treatment in Kenya hours after husband’s death.