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Al-Shabab militants in shoot-out in Somalia prison

  11/08 | At least 10 people are killed in a heavy exchange of fire at a jail in Somalia, officials say.

South Africa : Gabola church 'connects with God by drinking alcohol'

  11/08 | South Africa's Gabola church believes in connecting with God by consuming alcohol.

Kenya's Tsavo National Park : Authorities blame fire on arsonists

  10/08 | Kenyan authorities blame the huge fire in Tsavo National Park on arsonists.

Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state

  10/08 | Musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu broadcast a song about Prophet Muhammad in March.

Mauritius oil spill : Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear

  10/08 | The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.

Kenya's Tsavo National Park : Fire put out after two days

  10/08 | The Kenya Wildlife Service blames the huge fire in the country's biggest park on arsonists.

Focus on Africa : A tale of Africa’s 60-year history

  10/08 | A look at the key historical events In Africa since the launch of BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme in (...)

The Moroccan woman who changed the Arab world in one run

  10/08 | Nawal El Moutawakel's triumph in the first Olympic women's 400m hurdles changed attitudes to female athletes across a whole (...)

Africa Eye : Ghana hospital workers cash in on PPE amid coronavirus

  10/08 | The BBC Africa Eye team uncovers Ghanaians selling coronavirus supplies while doctors and nurses go without.

MV Wakashio : Emergency declared as Mauritius tackles oil leak

9/08 | Volunteers are scrambling to create cordons to keep oil leaking from a vessel away from the island.

Letter from Africa : 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps'

9/08 | A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.

Coronavirus : Fact-checking fake stories in Africa

9/08 | We've taken a look into some of the most widely-shared false stories about the pandemic across Africa.

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