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Isabel dos Santos: EuroBic severs ties with Angola billionaire
It comes after leaked papers suggest Isabel dos Santos exploited Angola's wealth for her own ends.

2022 World Cup: Cameroon to meet Ivory Coast in qualifiers
Africa's 2022 World Cup draw pits Cameroon against Ivory Coast in the second round of qualifying.

South African man breaks own barrel sitting record
After no-one surpassed the record he set in 1997, Vernon Kruger set out to beat it himself.

Yahya Jammeh faces arrest if he returns to Gambia - minister
Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 'floors' Anthony Joshua
Photos of the boxer prostrating before the Nigerian leader have had a mixed response online.

Several killed in Ethiopia stand collapse
Thousands were commemorating the baptism of Jesus when a stand collapsed in the city of Gondar.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is 'home' as he makes donation
Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger declares 'Sierra Leone is home' as he makes a donation to support education in the country.

England in huge win over South Africa to take series lead
England seal their biggest away win in more than nine years in the third Test against South Africa to move 2-1 up with one match to play.

Libya civil war: World leaders committed to peace, UN chief says
World leaders pledge not to interfere in Libya and to uphold a UN arms embargo to further peace.

Peter Mathebula: South Africa's world champion boxer dies
Peter Mathebula made history in 1980 when he won the world flyweight title.

Villa sign Tanzania's Samatta for £10m
Aston Villa complete a £10m deal for Genk's Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta.

UK-Africa summit: Wooing Africa after Brexit
Heads of state are meeting in London for a UK-Africa summit ahead of the UK's departure from the EU.

Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 January 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Grieving Kenyan grandmother calls for better road safety
Kenyan Mary Wambui's daughter and grandson died after being hit crossing a major highway.

My great-granddad, Nelson Mandela, would be 'unhappy' with 2020 South Africa
Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter says the former President wouldn't be '100% happy' with modern South Africa.

Remembering Nigeria's Biafra war that many prefer to forget
Fifty years from the end of Nigeria's civil war three people on the losing side reflect on its impact.

France summit: Sahel crisis in danger of slipping out of control
African leaders meet France's president over how to re-establish security in the Sahel region.

Siya Kolisi wants to bring change to South Africa
The rugby team's first black captain on his work off the pitch since their World Cup win.

Maxence Melo's Jamii Forums: Tanzania’s 'accidental journalist'
Maxence Melo, the online freedom champion in Tanzania, is apprehensive of what might happen in an election year.

Chekhov's Three Sisters gets Nigerian reboot
Inua Ellams gives Chekhov's classic play a radical new setting: 1960s Nigeria during the Biafran War.

South African rugby: Meet the female players changing the game
Meet the young female rugby players changing the game and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

What's behind the fight for Libya?
The oil-rich North African country has been beset by a civil war for nearly a decade.

Zimbabwean swimmer breaking Kirsty Coventry's records
Fifteen-year-old Donata Katai is breaking the age records of Africa's most decorated Olympian.

Hip-hop artist: 'I'm called Satan when I rap'
"Mina the Veiled" is a Senegalese hip-hop artist who is often mocked because of her passion for rap.

South Africa: 'When I'm surfing, I feel like everything is possible'
Mental health is an important topic for young people worldwide. In South Africa, one way young people are coping is with surfing.

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