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Huawei turns to Africa to offset US blacklist

As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established.

Chinese firms seek Turkish partners in Africa

Chinese firms are eyeing partnerships with Turkish construction firms in Africa, whom they have discussed possible acquisitions with.

South Africans vote in test for ruling ANC

The ANC has won all five previous elections, and is tipped to come out on top again albeit with a reduced majority.

Southern African countries push to be allowed to trade in ivory

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi told his fellow leaders that it was time the region comes up with a common strategy to manage the huge mammals.

The horns of the Broto, a Central African tradition under threat

Carved from tree roots, the horns of the Broto people play a ceremonial role.

Cellphone apps fight Africa’s sexual taboos

In Nigeria, 3.1 million people are HIV-positive and 34,000 women die each year from botched abortions.

Kenyan football federation official killed in Addis Ababa crash

Kenya reportedly suffered the highest casualties from the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

Rwandan film picks up top honours at Africa film festival

'The Mercy of the Jungle' was one of the 20 aiming for the top Golden Stallion of Yennenga award at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.

Burkina children skip school, fearing jihadist attacks

School closures have spread from the country's conflict-ridden north to the east.

Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa despite gains

28 African countries have laws that go against same-sex relationships according to Human Rights Watch specialist, Neela Ghoshal.

New footage released of rare giant pangolins in Africa

Footage of a pangolin was seen sitting on its tail while grasping a tree, as captured by Chester Zoo conservationists.

Promised jobs in Malaysia, 20,000 Nigerian women held by sex traffickers...

The women and girls, most aged 16-30, are feared to have been trafficked to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution.

Hogs on alert in Asia as African swine fever spreads to...

Animal health authorities in Asia have increased border surveillance and China has slaughtered more than 900,000 pigs to contain the disease.

France to transfer African football chief to war crimes tribunal

The ICC issued a warrant in December for Ngaissona for allegedly coordinating anti-Balaka militias.

Petronas stakes US$300 million to uncap S. Sudan’s oil

Oil has been an integral part of the conflict that may have claimed almost 400,000 lives and caused a regional refugee crisis since it erupted in Dec 2013.

Netflix will debut first African original in 2019

The streaming giant says it will launch the platform's first original series made in Africa in 2019, adding that it planned further investment in productions on the continent.

Amazon suffering ‘epidemic’ of illegal gold mines

The illegal operations destroyed the forest through clearing, polluted rivers through the use of mercury, and threatened the survival of some indigenous communities.

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

Many African developers are opting to tailor games for mobile devices instead of traditional consoles like PlayStation or desktop computers, leading to a surge of handheld innovation on the continent.

France to return African treasures to Benin

Macron has agreed to return the 26 works taken by the French army during a war in 1892 and now in Paris' Quai Branly museum.

Africa’s youngest billionaire freed from abduction

Dewji owns MeTL Group, a conglomerate operating in several African countries and contributing about 3.5% to Tanzania’s gross domestic product.

Ighalo hat-trick takes Nigeria closer to Nations Cup place

Nigeria leapfrogs the North Africans into second place in Group E after three games.

Injury forces Salah out of Egypt qualifier

Salah went off after being injured late in the game.

Melania Trump rounds off Africa tour in Egypt

The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife at the palace.

Hyatt Hotels to more than double its Africa hotels by 2020

Hyatt's existing hotels in Africa include one in Senegal and South Africa, where it has the luxury Hyatt Regency brand in Johannesburg.