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'Serial killer' arrested after bodies found in Kenya dump
The 33-year-old confessed to having killed at least 42 women since 2022, police say.

Gambia’s parliament rejects bill to allow FGM
Human rights groups had urged MPs to block the bill, introduced after pressure from Muslim clerics.

Africa’s richest man says he doesn’t own a home outside Nigeria
Aliko Dangote says he only owns two houses, so he can use his wealth to build his businesses in Nigeria.

Kagame seeks fourth term as Rwandan president
The leader of the East African country has won over 90% of the vote in all the elections he has run in.

Zambia made education free, now classrooms are crammed
The government is boosting investment to try and ensure everyone can benefit from good schooling.

Car bomb kills Somalis watching Euro football final
"I saw injured people screaming for help - it was terrifying," one survivor tells the BBC in Mogadishu.

Rwanda's 99% man who wants to extend his three decades in power
President Paul Kagame's electoral success comes with questions about his democratic credentials.

‘We are the Church’: Kenyan tax protesters take on Christian leaders
Why the youth protests against planned tax increases have served as a wake-up call for the Church.

I cannot forgive Mugabe's soldiers – massacre survivor
Zimbabwe's president launches a new investigation into ethnic massacres of the 1980s.

Nigeria-EU deal sparks false claims over LGBT rights
Misinformation about a European Union partnership pact has whipped up hostility towards the gay community.

Fancy fascinators and prickly pears: Africa's top shots
A selection of the week's best photos from across the African continent.

Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma for young Nigerians
Thousands are thinking of leaving their country - but know they will miss many things about home.

'It was terrifying' - escaping Ethiopia's armed kidnappers
Dozens of students are still missing after being abducted in Ethiopia's kidnapping hotspot a week ago.

A photographer's 11-day trek to flee war-torn Sudan
Mohamed Zakaria made the dangerous journey to flee the besieged city of el-Fasher.

Forget Ethiopia's Spice Girls - this singer salutes the true queens
Singer Gabriella Ghermandi dismisses suggestions that Ethiopians need to be taught about empowering women.

Celebrating 50 years of marriage in Nigeria’s 'divorce capital'
Hundreds of marriages collapse each month in the northern city of Kano.

Historic first as president takes on Kenya's online army
William Ruto deals with challenging and angry questions following last week's deadly protests.

Late Frawley drop-goal gives Irish thrilling win over South Africa
Ciaran Frawley kicks a last-gasp drop-goal as Ireland edge South Africa in a classic Test in Durban and earn a drawn series.

The three-way international tussle for Lamine Yamal
Both Equatorial Guinea and Morocco tried to persuade the Spanish-born teenage sensation to play for them.

How data is helping elite athletes beat the smog
Air quality sensors have been installed in sports facilities in six African countries to help athletes deal with increased pollution.

Mixed reaction as South Africa dumps superfans
South Africa split after new sports minister announces end to government funding for country’s most recognisable supporters.

Eritrea's Girmay wins third stage at Tour de France
Biniam Girmay sprints to his third victory on stage 12 of the Tour de France.

Playing Afcon every four years 'easier' – Fae
Nations Cup-winning coach Emerse Fae believes a change from the current two-year cycle might benefit players and organisers.

The school bringing hope to children fleeing Sudan's war
A primary school in Chad is providing an opportunity for thousands of Sudanese refugees to resume learning.

‘People shouldn’t pay to breathe’ - asthma in Nigeria
Some inhalers in Nigeria have doubled or tripled in price since last year, leaving many struggling.

The Moroccan man sentenced to death for fighting for Ukraine
Brahim Saadoun was studying in Ukraine when the Russians invaded in February 2022.

Protests flare in Nairobi over new tax laws
At least five people have been killed, according to the Kenya Medical Association.

Fatalities after fire engulfs large ammunition dump in Chad
People have been killed and injured after an enormous series of explosions destroyed the main military ammunition depot in the country's capital.

Ghana's first photojournalist turns 95
James Barnor, who has photographed the likes of Muhammad Ali, is being honoured in Accra.

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