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Nigerian economy glimpses dim light at end of tunnel after downturn
Suffering from rampant inflation, stalled investment and mass layoffs, Nigeria is still gripped by one of the worst economic crises in its history.
 
Ethiopian honey farmers struggle with traditions
The beehives of Ethiopia, Africa's top honey producer, make about a quarter of the continent's honey, but travelers who come to sample the liquid gold often find there isn't enough to go around.
 
Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle
Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister said on Sunday.
 
Ebola outbreak in remote region of DR Congo
The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area.
 
A Moroccan court has sentenced a young Ferrari driver to two years in jail after he triggered a scandal by posting footage of himself apparently drunk at the wheel, local media said Wednesday.
 
4 UN peacekeepers killed in CAF
A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday.
 
Mobile phones ring changes for Nigeria's music industry
Phizbarz is only 23 but hopes to become the next Nigerian Afropop star to be famous across Africa -- and to get himself known and earn a living, he's using his mobile phone.
 
S. Sudan president sacks controversial army chief
South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his powerful, hardline army chief Paul Malong on Tuesday, a government spokesman said.
 
Shabaab car bomb attack kills at least six, injures ten in Mogadishu
At least six people were killed and about 10 injured Monday in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by militant Islamist group Shabaab, police told AFP.
 
Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital after years in captivity
The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrived in Nigeria's capital on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction.
 
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