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Africa: Presidential Term Limits Popular With Voters - Survey - [allAfrica] Cape Town -A survey of public opinion in 34 African countries shows that nearly three in every four Africans want their president to serve no more than two terms in office.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Takes Over Kenyan Village - [Dalsan Radio] Kenyan media has reported that Gunmen suspected to be members of armed group Al-Shabaab, have literally taken over a village in Mandera near the border with Somalia.
Sudan: Opposition Denounces Inauguration of Al Bashir - [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Zalingei -The opposition forces allied by the Sudan Appeal and the people in Darfur regret the inauguration of Omar Al Bashir as president of the country for another five years.
Nigeria: Civil Society to Monitor President With 'Buharimeter' - [OSIWA] On Friday May 29th, 2015, a new Government was inaugurated in Nigeria. The activities leading up to the General elections climaxed on the 28th of March when citizens went out to cast their votes. It became a two-day affair - a drawn out event that tested the tenacity of its citizens; people who remained resolute in ensuring their votes counted.
Kenya: Stop Fishing, Visitors Told - [The Star] THE Kwale government yesterday ordered foreigners practising ornamental fishing at Kisite Mpunguti to leave immediately.
Sierra Leone: Ebola-Free in a Matter of Weeks? - [Al Jazeera] Sierra Leone will be free of the Ebola virus in a "matter of weeks", but stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time, the United Nations' Ebola chief said.
South Africa: Lion Mauls US Tourist to Death - [Al Jazeera] An American tourist has been mauled to death in South Africa after a lion jumped into her vehicle through an open window at a park on the outskirts of Johannesburg, police and officials said.
South Sudan: Govt Expels UN Humanitarian Coordinator - [Al Jazeera] South Sudan has decided to expel the world body's top humanitarian official based in the conflict-torn nation, according to the UN, which called on the government to immediately reverse its decision.
Uganda: Rebuilding the Opposition Party's Brand - [Independent (Kampala)] What FDC needs to do to reinvent itself and generate morale among its supporters
Ethiopia: Opposition Party Wants Election Inquiry - [Reporter] The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) that took part in the general election called for the establishment of an independent body of inquiry to inspect possible infringements of the constitution and other electoral laws and procedures that govern the election.
Africa: New Face Added to the Human Family Tree - [Walta Info] A newly discovered fossil in Ethiopia dated back to 3.3 to 3.5 million years said to add new face to human family tree.
Zimbabwe: Expelled VP Apologises for Role in Mugabe Govt - [New Zimbabwe] FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru has laid down the gauntlet, declaring Zimbabwe a failed state.
Africa: The Growing Appeal of Popular Uprisings in Africa - [Al Jazeera] Lagos, Nigeria -It's been a month since protesters in Burundi began their campaign to block President Pierre Nkurunziza from seeking a third term in office.
Africa: Africa Needs New Healthcare Model - [WEF] Cape Town -Social development and economic growth in Africa are increasingly being recognised as critical in the effort of steering the continent towards the right direction. Dr Anuschka Coovadia, Head of Health Africa, KPMG, elaborates on how the state of the fragile healthcare systems continues to underpin the acceleration of African economies.
Africa: 'Internet of Everything' Will Drive Africa's Growth - [WEF] As Africa's leaders gather for the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, one of the most important discussions will be about the impact of technology on the continent's socio-economic development, and the investments needed to further technological growth.
Africa: Africa At the Crossroads - [OPIC] When world and regional leaders gather in Cape Town for the World Economic Forum this week, they will no doubt hear about the enticing potential of Africa: the companies, the projects, the plans.
Senegal: Capital Turns Out for First-of-Its-Kind Climate March - [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -In a first-of-its-kind march in Senegal, nearly a thousand people - including the country's environmental minister - took to the streets of Dakar Sunday asking for action to deal with climate change.
Africa: Tough New South African Visa Rules Come Into Effect - [News24Wire] South Africa's tough new entry rules to prevent child trafficking came into effect on Monday 1 June, with airlines and travel agents saying the regulations could hurt the important tourism industry.
Nigeria: Scores Burn to Death in Petrol Tanker Crash - [Vanguard] No fewer than 69 persons were burnt to death last night as a petrol-laden tanker, descending from Army Barracks side of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, lost control, rammed into the Asaba Motor Park at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, and exploded.
Central African Republic: High-Level UN Officials Aware of Abuse - Advocacy Group - [Deutsche Welle] DW speaks to Paula Donovan of Aids-Free World on the recent release of more documents that allegedly reveal that high level UN officials knew of sexual abuse cases in the Central African Republic.
Africa: NGO Calls for Tax Reform to Benefit Africa - [Oxfam] Africa is known as the 'paradox of plenty'. How can a continent so rich in natural resources be so poor?
Africa: Migrant Children Fleeing Poverty Face Labour, Sex Exploitation in Italy - [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -In a cavernous market just outside Rome, migrant boys from North Africa shunt trolleys stacked high with crates of melons, garlic, tomatoes, strawberries and other Italian produce.
Burundi: Burundi's Nkurunziza Warns Against New Coup Attempt - [Al Jazeera] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned against any fresh move to try to unseat him in an address to supporters in his hometown in the north of the country.
Southern Africa: Food Safety in Southern Africa - Rethinking World Health Worries - [SAIIA] The theme for World Health Day, held on 7 April 2015, was 'From farm to plate - make food safe.' The main motivation for the theme was the alarming amount of bacteria borne diseases across the globe, transmitted by eating food which is contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances.
East Africa: EAC Leaders Have No Leverage On Nkurunziza, Analyst - [RFI] East African leaders meeting in Dar es Salaam have urged Burundi's government to delay the country's upcoming elections by at least a month.
South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Hospitals Running Dry - [News24Wire] As reports of shortages of medication in hospitals and clinics around the province continue to emerge, plans to remedy the situation are unclear.
South Africa: Activists Question Reduction of Child Rapist's Sentence - [News24Wire] Child abuse activists have called into question the ruling of two Western Cape High Court judges who reduced a child rapist's two life sentences to an effective 13 years behind bars.
Africa: 24 Injured in Calais Migrant Brawl - [RFI] Twenty four were injured early Monday morning in the French northern port of Calais following a brawl between Sudanese and Eritrean migrants.
Gambia: '25,000 Dutch Tourists Due in Banjul Next Season' - [The Point] Ambassador Pieter Jan Kleiweg De Zwaan of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Dakar has said that they expect about 25,000 Dutch tourists to come to The Gambia next season.
Senegal: Former Senegalese PM Forms New Party - [The Point] Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye, the last Prime Minister under the regime of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, has left the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) and formed his own party, bringing the total number of registered political parties in the country to more than 230.
BBC News - Africa

The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.

Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner - Fifa says it paid $10m (£6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.
UN condemns aid chief's expulsion - The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.
Tourist killed in SA lion attack - A tourist believed to be from the US is killed in a South African game park after a lion jumped through a car window, an official tells the BBC.
Paris police clear migrants' camp - French police evict about 360 migrants, mainly Sudanese and Eritreans, from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.
Slave ship artefacts discovered - Objects recovered from an 18th Century slave ship wrecked off the coast of South Africa are due to be revealed in Cape Town.
Nigeria bankers held for 'mega scam' - Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests six senior central bank officials over an alleged $33m (£21m) currency fraud.
Kenya police probe 'flogging' photos - Kenya's police chief orders an investigation into claims that police flogged a group of young Somalis in north-eastern Garissa county.
Nigeria tanker fire kills dozens - More than 60 people are killed, many burnt to death, after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station in Onitsha, south-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
VIDEO: Nigeria bankers currency scam - Officials from Nigeria's Central Bank are being taken court for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars.
VIDEO: Is this the tree where Ebola started? - Filmmaker Dan Edge investigates why the Ebola crisis of 2014 was not contained sooner and visits the tree thought to be the source of the outbreak.
VIDEO: Stripping to defend their land - A group of women in Uganda made headlines by stripping before government ministers in a protest over land rights.
VIDEO: Outcry over Egypt's death penalties - Egypt faces widespread criticism over the increasing numbers of Islamists being sentenced to death, reports the BBC's Sally Nabil.
VIDEO: How Sepp Blatter charmed Africa - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of football's world governing body, despite widespread allegations of corruption at FIFA.
VIDEO: What's Up Africa: Satirist on hunting - Satirist Ikenna Azuike considers how much Africa and the West care about conservation in this week's episode of What's Up Africa.
VIDEO: What is priority for Nigeria's Buhari? - Muhammadu Buhari is being sworn in as Nigeria's 15th head of state on Friday.
VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria - History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.
Why Kenyans enjoyed the political blackout - Enjoying Kenya's political TV blackout
Nigeria's 'brown envelope' journalism - Shining a light on Nigeria's "brown envelope" journalism
Is Bitcoin Africa's unlikely saviour? - Could Bitcoin be Africa's migrant workers' saviour?
Malawi's expensive phone habit - The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
VIDEO: Political dynasties: Good or bad? - Satirist asks if political dynasties can be a good thing
VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan? - Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan
How Nigeria's presidential election works - How Nigeria's presidential poll works
Tunisia from revolution to republic - From revolution to republic
Africa in pictures: 22-28 May 2015 - Striking a pose, heavy head loads and painting presidents
Liberian bikers who wear pink - Female motorcycle taxi drivers dress brightly to stay safe
The race to cover a mosque in mud - Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day
In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs - Tastier than fish? Some Nigerians are not convinced
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea - The photographer who shows the horrors of the sea
Algeria profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
Angola profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
Benin country profile - Provides an overview, facts and figures and history of this West African nation seen as one of the continent's most stable countries
Botswana profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
Burkina Faso profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
Burundi country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
Cameroon country profile - Provides an overview of Cameroon, including key events and facts about this former French and British colony in Africa
Cape Verde profile - Overview - Key facts, figures and dates
Central African Republic profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
Chad profile - Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
Comoros country profile - Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa
Republic of Congo profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Democratic Republic of Congo profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Djibouti profile - Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
Egypt profile - Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
Equatorial Guinea profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea profile - Provides an overview of Eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia profile - Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
Gabon country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
The Gambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
Ghana country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
Guinea country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
Guinea-Bissau profile - Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
Ivory Coast profile - Provides an overview of Ivory Coast, including key events and facts about this west African country recently plagued by civil war.
Kenya country profile - Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
Lesotho country profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
Liberia profile - Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
Libya country profile - Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
Madagascar country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this island nation which lies off Africa
Malawi country profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Malawi
Mali country profile - Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
Mauritania country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
Mauritius country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
Morocco country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
Mozambique country profile - Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
Namibia country profile - Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
Niger country profile - Provides an overview of Niger, including key events and facts about this arid state on the southern rim of the Sahara.
Nigeria profile - Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
Rwanda country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
Sao Tome and Principe profile - Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
Senegal profile - Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
Seychelles profile - Provides an overview as well as facts and figures on this island state situated off the coast of Africa
Sierra Leone country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country
Somalia profile - Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
South Africa profile - Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
South Sudan profile - Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
Sudan country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Swaziland profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
Tanzania country profile - Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
Togo profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Togo
Tunisia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
Uganda profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Uganda.
Zambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
Zimbabwe profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zimbabwe.
Ceuta, Melilla profile - An overview
Puntland profile - An overview the autonomous region of Somalia
Reunion profile - Provides an overview, key facts and dates for this Indian Ocean island
Somaliland profile - An overview
St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles - An overview
Western Sahara profile - An overview
Zanzibar profile - Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
Ghana beat Argentina at U20's - Ghana survive a late fight-back to beat Argentina 3-2 in Group B at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Congo FA officials banned by Fifa - Two officials from the Congolese Football Association are provisionally banned by Fifa for breaches of its code of ethics.
In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect - Charms and songs of Senegal's Muslim brotherhood in pictures
SA visa laws : Paranoia or security? - Will tough new visa rules hit South Africa's tourism sector?
The Ugandan women who strip to defend their land - The Ugandan women who strip to defend their land
The musicians fighting back against extremism - The musicians refusing to dance to IS's tune
Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari - The Nigerian who walked 750km to meet President Buhari