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South Africa's state prosecutor said Tuesday that charges of grave tampering and bigamy have been dropped against Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, who had been embroiled in a bitter family feud.
Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" and is unable to speak, using facial expressions to communicate as he receives intensive medical care at home, his former wife told Sunday media.
Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea said Saturday it would block an agreement between central African countries to allow people from the region to circulate freely, due to fears it would be flooded with immigrants.
It is in Africa's best interest to quit institutions that bring " disgrace, humiliation and insult to us" says Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in an exclusive with the New African magazine
Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday.
The mastermind behind a right-wing extremist plot to kill former South African president Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of the country was sentenced on Tuesday to 35 years in jail.
The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has handed over 64 Almajiri schools it is constructing in northern Nigeria to the designated state authorities. The schools are intended to provide an education to thousands of children reduced to begging in the north in the absence of proper facilities and with the longstanding decline in traditional Almajiri education.
Senegalese President Macky Sall paid tribute to former national football coach Bruno Metsu, who died from cancer aged just 59, as a host of football stars turned out to the funeral in Dakar on Monday
French coach Bruno Metsu, best known for leading Senegal into the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, has died from cancer at the age of 59.