Logistical challenges hamper Africa vaccination drive

Congo and Cameroon have particular challenges but many other African countries face similar problems

Court battles likely after visa decision leaves Zimbabweans in limbo

Holders of the special permits must apply for visas based on their particular status or situation from January 1

West and Central Africa have world’s highest number of child soldiers

About 21,000 children recruited by armed groups in conflict-hit regions  over past five years, says Unicef

Seven suspects killed in Uganda after Kampala suicide bombings

Police say security forces have killed seven suspects and detained 106 people after last week's attacks

Sudan’s Hamdok reinstated as PM after political deal signed

Hamdok will lead a government of technocrats during a political transition expected to last until 2023, and all political detainees are to be freed

DRC’s Felix Tshisekedi orders audit of mining registry

Congolese leader says he wants to end  corruption and squandering of mining assets in the lucrative sector

Blinken inks $2.2bn development aid deal in Nigeria on first trip to Africa

US secretary of state is in Nigeria for talks on domestic and regional security, as well as development aid

IMF tells Zimbabwe to restructure debt before more financial support

The country has unsustainable external debt of more than $10bn that must be cleared before any fresh credit lines, says IMF

Decentralised networks will help get more of Africa online

Such networks could play a significant role where internet access is scant and censorship and internet shutdowns pose an increasing risk of ‘digital ...

Ghana expected to grow 5.8% in 2022, finance minister says in budget speech

Ken Ofori-Atta announces new levy on all electronic transactions to widen tax net, but suspends road tolls countrywide

At least 10 killed in crackdown on growing anti-coup protests in Sudan

Soldiers fire live bullets and teargas at anti-coup protesters and  mobile communications cut in Khartoum

Gunmen storm militia camp and kill 25 in Niger

Attack is part of a wider wave of deadly violence since 2017 in Sahel region

Nigerian panel finds army used excessive force in Lekki ‘massacre’

Leaked report details efforts to cover up shooting of dozens of unarmed demonstrators, including turning back ambulances, in October 2020

Triple suicide bombing in Uganda heightens fear of jihadist threat

Explosions send bloodied office workers scrambling for cover

Crypto traders in Nigeria risk arrest to bypass ban

Central bank ban has only pushed industry underground, traders say

Nigeria inflation slows ahead of central bank rates decision

The sustained slowdown in price growth may give the central bank room to leave interest rates on hold

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