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Africa: Major Leadership Prize Awarded to Pohamba of Namibia - [allAfrica]Cape Town -The outgoing president of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has been awarded Africa's premier prize for achievement in leadership, worth U.S. $5 million over ten years.
Lesotho: PM Thabane to Win Majority in Lesotho Polls? - [allAfrica]With three-quarters of the results in Lesotho's parliamentary elections declared, Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) was on its way to securing a clear majority of directly-elected seats in the National Assembly.
Africa: Degraded Ecosystems Threaten Africans' Welfare - [allAfrica]African countries need to grow their economies to meet the needs of their people. However, this can only be done while ensuring that the productivity and viability of the underlying ecosystems are maintained at healthy levels.
Nigeria: Mob Kills Suspected Female Suicide Bomber in Bauchi - [This Day]Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her ablaze on Sunday, according to police and witnesses in Bauchi State.
Kenya: Farmers Threaten to Abandon Sugarcane - [The Star]Sugarcane farmers in Western Kenya are planning to abandon the crop following the expiry of the extended Comesa moratorium on cheap sugar imports.
Kenya: How MPs Spent Millions of Dollars in Six Months - [The Star]MPs blew a staggering Sh1.36 billion on local and foreign travel alone over the past six months, and their county assembly counterparts pocketed millions in illegal sitting allowances.
South Africa: Mandela's Grandsons Back Israeli Boycott - [SAPA]The children and relatives of anti-apartheid stalwarts, veterans and icons have come out in support of the 11th Israel Apartheid Week (IAW), they said on Sunday
Libya: Egyptians in Libya - to Flee or to Stay? - [IRIN]Tripoli -The roundabouts in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have long been a place for Egyptians to find work. Every day, carpenters, builders, plumbers and decorators sit and wait, each man carrying the tools of his trade to make it easier for prospective employers.
Kenya: Police Dismiss Mombasa Hate Leaflets - [The Star]Police in Mombasa are looking for the author of hate leaflets that claim the county has secured its independence.
Kenya: Health Gobbles Up 20 Percent of Funds - [The Star]Health takes up the lion's share of county resources, the budget implementation review report indicates.
Nigeria: Woman Suspected of Being Bomber Set Alight - [Daily Trust]Bauchi -A woman was set ablaze yesterday in Bauchi State, for refusing to submit herself for security checks at the Muda Lawal Market.
South Sudan: 'Hundreds' of South Sudan Boys Kidnapped - [Deutsche Welle]The UN has dramatically increased its estimate of how many South Sudanese boys were kidnapped two weeks ago by armed men. It now says hundreds of school boys were abducted.
Swaziland: Swazi Police Halt Democracy Meeting - [Swazi Media]Police in Swaziland stopped trade unionists from meeting on Saturday (28 February 2015) to discuss the need for multi-party democracy in the kingdom.
Nigeria: Perils of the Anti-Boko Haram Vigilantes - [Deutsche Welle]Nigerians - mostly young males - are joining vigilante groups to help protect their communities from deadly attacks by Boko Haram. It is very dangerous work for which few have had any training.
Sierra Leone: Ebola Scare for Vice President - [Deutsche Welle]Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola. It comes as the country experiences a hike in infections.
Mali: Parties Sign Preliminary Peace Deal - [Deutsche Welle]Mali has signed a preliminary peace deal to end fighting with northern rebel fighters. But the main Tuareg-led armed coalition, which has demanded autonomy, wants more time for consultations.
Namibia: Outgoing Namibian Leader Wins U.S.$5 Million Ibrahim Award - [Capital FM]Nairobi -Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
Africa: Africa's Medicine Men Key to Halting Ebola Spread in Guinea - [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Macenta -In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response.
Mozambique: More Threats From Dhlakama Over 'Autonomy' - [AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo has once again threatened to overthrow the government if the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, does not approve the Renamo bill to establish “autonomous provinces”.
Malawi: Born With HIV, Grappling With Adolescence - [Key Correspondents]Due to the success of antiretroviral programmes in Malawi, many more children born with HIV are not only reaching, but also thriving in adolescence.
Liberia: Rural Women Rising Beyond Ebola Virus Disease - [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The National Rural Women structure under the auspices of the Government of Liberia and the United Nations Joint Program on Accelerating Progress Towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP-RWEE) holds a three-day Rural Women conference under the theme: "Rural Women Rising Beyond Ebola: Agriculture, the Way forward."
Liberia: Z-Mapp Trial - U.S. Pharmaceutical Group Begins Human Experiment - [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The human trial of a drug expected to fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease began on Friday in Monrovia. Z-Mapp, the drug that is currently being tested to determine its effectiveness in humans against Ebola was previously administered to two Liberian doctors and a physician assistant when they both tested positive of the virus during the peak of the outbreak last year.
Namibia: Mo Ibrahim - Namibia Ex-President Pohamba Beats Kibaki to Win Sh450 Million Award for 10 Years - [The Star]Retired Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been declared the winner of the 2014 Mo Ibrahim foundation Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
South Africa: Cape Town Fire Spreads - [SAPA]A fire that broke out in Muizenberg was heading to the Chapman's Peak toll gate on Monday, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said.
Kenya: First Test Shows Huge Underground Water Find Too Salty to Drink - [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi/Rome -Tests on a vast aquifer found in Kenya's drought-wracked Turkana region show the water is too salty to drink, a government official said on Friday.
South Africa: Joy As JB Marks and Kotane's Remains Are Repatriated - [SAnews.gov.za]They left South Africa for Russia in 1963 to lobby the international community to support the fight against Apartheid. And as Apartheid's repressive laws intensified, JB Marks and Moses Kotane both died in the 1970s and were buried in Moscow.
Africa: Working to Keep the Peace - the Impact of Job Schemes On Ex-Rebels - [IRIN]Nairobi -Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states.
Kenya: Woman Assaulted By Police Officer in Lamu Dies - [The Star]A woman who was assaulted by a police officer last month at Kanyanyaini, Mpeketoni, in Lamu has died.
Burundi: Light At the End of the Prison - [Iwacu]Bujumbura's Court of Appeal decided to release provisionally Bob Rugurika. The defense was tentatively satisfied.
Sudan: Measles Hits South Darfur Camp - [Radio Dabanga]Otash Camp -Measles is spreading fast in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur.
BBC News - Africa

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

Namibia president wins $5m award - Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
Fire ravages Cape Town mountains - More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
Arrests in Ghana police academy scam - Police in Ghana make five arrests over a scam that sent some 200 would-be recruits to police training centres over the weekend.
Libya names Haftar as army chief - Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.
S Sudan 'acts on boys' abductions' - South Sudan's army says it has summoned for questioning a militia leader accused of abducting hundreds of boys from school.
Nigerian mob kills bomb suspect - A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.
S Leone vice-president in quarantine - The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.
Rwanda urged to take BBC to court - An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Lesotho votes in snap elections - Polling ends and counting is under way in Lesotho, in a snap election aimed at resolving political tensions after an attempted coup last year.
Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe - Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.
Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered' - A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
Mugabe admits land reform flaws - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".
VIDEO: Ebola detectives at work in Liberia - BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been out with Liberia's ''Ebola detectives'', as they attempt to bring the caseload down to zero.
VIDEO: Ballots cast in Lesotho elections - The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.
VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world - Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
VIDEO: What is 'car park pimping'? - For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Botswana to see how restrictive alcohol laws have affected the music scene.
VIDEO: Sudan's president at UAE arms fair - Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.
VIDEO: The mystery of the missing pearl dress - A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood.
VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe's platinum mines - How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.
VIDEO: African singer Nneka's fairy tale - Singer Nneka speaks to Peter Okwoche about her new album.
McGrath hunting photos and conservation - Cricketer's trophy photos raise conservation questions
Nigeria elections: Why Ghanaians worry - Why Ghana is worried by Nigeria's elections
Malawi's expensive phone habit - The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
Nigeria's five-to-nine work ethic - Why working five-to-nine is key for many in Nigeria
VIDEO: What's Up Africa: Mugabe's birthday - Satirist's birthday wishes to Mugabe
VIDEO: How African is Cup of Nations? - In this week's episode of our satire series What's up Africa, Ikenna Azuike asks: Just how African is AfCon?
How Nigeria's presidential election works - How Nigeria's presidential poll works
Tunisia from revolution to republic - From revolution to republic
In pictures: Tanzania acrobat school - In Tanzania, it is not unusual to see children and adults performing acrobatic stunts in the streets, as the BBC's Rafael Estefania found out.
In pictures: Focus on Africa in 2014 - Stunt riders, whisky smuggling, score boards and high fashion
Africans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers - Exhibition showcases role of Africans in India
In pictures: Zanzibar's clove harvest - Harvesting the cloves that spice up Christmas
In pictures: Cape Verde volcano - Images of volcano destroying island life
In pictures: Africa's 'male feminist' - Why are some men afraid of well-educated women?
In pictures: The lure of gold - Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
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
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
Bentaleb targets top-four finish - Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb wants to qualify for the Champions League to help get over the disappointment of losing the Capital One Cup final.
Blatter 'concerned' by racism report - Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Liberia looks forward to end of Ebola - On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia
'Flying donkeys' coming to Africa - Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?
BBC digital conference on Ebola - Your chance to ask experts about deadly virus
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva - Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats
VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan? - Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan
Africa in pictures: 20-26 February 2015 - Celebrating China, exorcising demons and weaving carpets
'Car park pimping' in Botswana - The growing craze among Botswana's youth
How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses - How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses to the West
Kenyan boys recall sex abuse in Gilgil - Kenyan street kids recall abuse by British charity worker