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Malawian mayor jailed for theft

The mayor of Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, has been jailed for three years for theft from the State and corruption…

Kenyan varsity honours Nobel prize winner

Noble prize winner Laureate Wangari Maathai has been awarded a honorary degree during the 32nd graduation ceremony of Kenya’s University of Nairobi…

Nobel Peace winner set for jubilant homecoming

Villagers in Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai’s native Nyeri home rolled out the red carpet long before her homecoming party was scheduled…

Paying for Africa's online shopping spree

Fraud is one of Africa's biggest industries, and the anonymity of the web offers hi-tech thieves protection from detection. That is, until they're caught out by a reporter…

Sudan: Millions to starve unless aid gets through

A quarter of a million died of hunger in the Sudanese region of Darfur in 1984. Now the UN warns such a catastrophe could happen again if it can't reach those who need help.

Back on their feet: Africans combating Aids

Ghana’s population of 19 million is being ravaged by HIV/Aids. One reporter spends the day with a doctor there, fighting to get his patients the treatment they need to live.

Assassins take charge in Nigeria

A recent assassination attempt on a Nigerian politician is the latest in a series of high-profile hits in a country analysts say is headed towards a civil dictatorship.

Separating the killers from the kids

Durban's Golden Mile in South Africa is a shark hotspot where swimmers equal lunch, but as one reporter finds, prevention is not always better than cure.

Mixed feelings over Nigeria's royal visitors

Nigeria officially welcomed Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with open arms, but ordinary Nigerians expressed doubts over whether this week's state visit would have positive implications for them.

Ugandan journalists go to polls

Journalists in Uganda have unanimously elected journalist-cum-politician Ahmed Katerega to head the Uganda Journalists Association.

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