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Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency by year-end - central bank

Uganda imposes new anti-coronavirus measures to stem raging pandemic

Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Boko Haram cleric confirms Shekau's death, urges fighters' loyalty

A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government. Soraya Ali reports.

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president who led his country for 27 years and championed Africa's struggles against apartheid and HIV/AIDS, has died at the age of 97. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Unable to travel overseas for healthcare due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rich and powerful of Zimbabwe are discovering that the country's health system has been crumbling for years and is now in danger of being overwhelmed. David Doyle reports.

Ivory Coast received a shipment of COVID-19 doses from the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility on Friday, becoming the second country to benefit from a programme meant to ensure fairer distribution amid a global scramble.

Nigerian immigration officials blocked a prominent anti-police brutality activist from leaving the country and confiscated her passport, she told Reuters on Wednesday.

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A Nigerian who has created a low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients could bag the Royal Academy of Engineering's 'Africa Prize'. Soraya Ali reports.

Comedians across Nigeria are hoping laughter could be the best medicine, as they work coronavirus health advice into their routines. Angela Ukomadu reports.

Moi, Kenyan strongman who presided over rampant graft, dies

BREAKING: Chad's President Idriss Deby has died, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

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