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The capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Mekelle, is under fierce bombardment, a humanitarian source on the ground and eyewitnesses who have fled the city told CNN

Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for protests across the country.

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform "These laws are truly outdated and the countries we inherited those laws from have long changed theirs,” an activist told CNN

Daughter of the late former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has warned against scammers using fake social media accounts that claim to be raising funds for her father's funeral

Digital and traditional banks battle it out for customers in South Africa. @EleniGiokos  examines the ways both traditional brick-and-mortar banks and digital-only ventures blur the line in the marketplace, as digital banking becomes the new normal

Papa Bouba Diop's former clubs and current players like Sadio Mane have paid tribute to the Senegalese star after he died at the age of 42

Renowned musician Sona Jobarteh wants to give Gambians a sense of pride in their own culture. She is building an expansive campus for academic and cultural studies -- complete with a concert hall, amphitheater and recording studio

A shelter for roughly 200,000 refugees, Kenya's Kakuma camp is home to young creatives who are taking ownership of their own stories through film, music, and writing

Ebo Taylor's signature Ghanaian highlife has influenced the West African music topping international charts today. At 84 years old, he is still making music

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Evidence shows that live rounds were fired on peaceful protesters in Lagos, Nigeria – despite the army’s continued claims that they fired in the air and only used blanks. See the CNN investigation that refutes authorities’ shifting claims:

Nigerian police use teargas at protest demanding an end to police brutality in the country

Here's how you can help protesters in Nigeria as they continue to hold nationwide demonstrations demanding an end to police brutality in the West African country

Despite the announcement of the ban on the controversial police unit known as SARS, protesters in Nigeria's capital Abuja reported that police were using water cannons and firing live ammunition and teargas during a #ENDSARS  march on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian protests turn bloody as soldiers open fire on peaceful protesters. Eyewitnesses told CNN that multiple demonstrators were shot by soldiers. @EleniGiokos  reports.

Nigeria's youth and celebrities organized mass nationwide protests demanding an end to police brutality in the country with the #EndSARS  campaign

At least 10 protesters have died in Nigeria at ongoing protests against police brutality. An effort to reform the police unit from SARS to SWAT appears to be little more than a rebranding exercise. @StephanieBusari  reports

EXCLUSIVE: CNN investigation sheds new light on Nigeria’s anti-brutality protest | @StephanieBusari 

Nigeria dissolves controversial anti-robbery squad, SARS, but concerns remain as protesters block roads, and continue marches to end police brutality in all forms and make rogue officers accountable. @StephanieBusari  reports

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