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Nigeria: Seventy Feared Killed in Taraba State - [Guardian] Jalingo -HOPES that peace may soon return to parts of Taraba State, including Kerim-Lamido Local Council, that have suffered loss of lives and property are fading.
Burundi: Top Judge Flees Burundi As Death Toll Rises - [Deutsche Welle] The vice-president of Burundi's constitutional court, which was due to decide on the legality of President Pierre Nkurunziza nomination for a third term, has fled the country. Protests have stretched into a second week.
Somalia: Kerry Makes Historic Trip to Somalia - [Deutsche Welle] The US Secretary of State has arrived in Mogadishu, the first ever to do so. Kerry hailed the progress made against al-Shabab, but did not venture further than the airport amidst security concerns.
Guinea: How Serious Are Guinea Protests? - [IRIN] Conakry -There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition's promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the security forces could still see pre-election protests boil over.
Congo-Kinshasa: Is Democratic Change Possible in DR Congo? - [ICG] The presidential and legislative polls scheduled for 2016 are a potential watershed for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); they could be the first elections held without an incumbent protecting his position.
Burundi: Court Rules in Favour of President's Third Term - [RFI] Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that President Pierre Nkurunziza could run for a controversial third term in office. The judgement, signed by six out of seven judges, follows days of deadly protests in the capital Bujumbura and after the constitutional court's vice-president fled the country on Monday.
Nigeria: Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant - [IPS] New York -Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago.
Central African Republic: Reconciliation After the Violence? - [Deutsche Welle] After months of violence, the Central African Republic's political and civil society are meeting for reconciliation talks. The political rifts however remain wide as parts of the Seleka rebels have chosen not to attend.
Malawi: Govt U-Turns on New Presidential Jet - [Malawi24] The Peter Mutharika led government is still working under pressure from the donor community as barely days having being warned of looming plans to purchase a new Presidential jet, the capitol hill has swiftly made a u-turn on the move.
Somalia: Govt Bans Media From Using 'Al-Shabaab' - [Al Jazeera] Somali government has banned journalists from using the word al-Shabab to refer to the armed group fighting the government and instead ordered them to refer to the group as "the group that massacres the Somali people".
Kenya: High Court Blasted Over Ruling on Gays - [The Star] THE High Court ruling that gave the green light to a gays and lesbians organisation to register an NGO to fight for their rights has been criticised.
Zimbabwe: Donors Push for Tsvangirai, Mujuru Coalition - [New Zimbabwe] OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly grappling with a quandary after donors made clear he either joins up with former vice president Joice Mujuru or risk losing financial support.
Ethiopia: Israel's Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality - [IPS] New York -A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.
South Africa: Zwelithini's Lice Comment Only Deflects Attention for Parasitic Royal Households - [SACSIS] Reuters, amongst other news agencies, directly links South Africa's xenophobic violence to King Goodwill Zwelithini's incendiary statements: "Let us pop our head lice. We must remove ticks and place them outside in the sun. We ask foreign nationals to pack their belongings and be sent back."
Burundi: Ex-Leader Criticizes Nkurunziza's Third Term Bid - [Deutsche Welle] Burundi has seen more deaths in the protests against President Nkurunziza'sdecision to run for a third term. Ex-President Domitien Ndayizeye tells DW why he thinks Nkurunziza should step back.
Nigeria: How Important Is Biosafety Law to Nigeria's Economy? - [Guardian] THE need for strategies and products to protect public health and agriculture in the event of a natural emergency or man-made biological incident cannot be over emphasized.
Somalia: Kerry's Remarks in Mogadishu - [State Department] Remarks by John Kerry, Secretary of State in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 5, 2015
Burundi: Burundi Court Approves President's Bid for Third Term - [Deutsche Welle] Burundi's constitutional court has cleared the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term, the legality of which has been under a cloud. The issue has plunged Burundi into violence.
Liberia: Measles Kills 11 Kids in Gbarpolu - [LINA] Measles has claimed the lives of 11 children in Henry Town, Gbarpolu County.
Tunisia: 'Netanyahu's Statements Are Not Innocent' - Interior Minister - [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Minister of the Interior Najem Gharsalli said the Israeli Prime Minister's statements about "serious threats of terrorist attacks during the pilgrimage to El Ghriba in Djerba, "are not innocent."
Algeria: Al-Thani - We Very Much Rely On Algeria's Major Role in Solving Libyan Crisis - [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Libya is very much relying on the major role of Algeria in resolving the crisis shaking it, Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thani said Tuesday.
Liberia: 'AFL Is Prepared to Replace Unmil,' Says Asst. Minister - [LINA] The Ministry of National Defense has assured that the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) is fully prepared to fill the security gap when the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) pulls out in June of 2016.
Africa: The Cities of Accra in Ghana, Kinondoni in Tanzania and Praia in Cape Verde Win the Inaugural José Eduardo dos Santos African Mayor Awards - [AMA] Luanda, Angola -The winners of the inaugural 2015 "José Eduardo dos Santos African Mayor Awards" have been announced in Luanda, Angola. These awards acknowledge the leadership and contribution made by Mayors of large, medium and small cities and celebrate achievements and excellence in urban development in Africa.
Africa: Finalists Announced for Next Week's African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town - [AMA] Cape Town, South Africa -The City of Cape Town, Rand Water, the V&A Waterfront, the outgoing CEO of NERSA Phindile Baleni and several exciting power projects on the continent are just some of the finalists that have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards. Africa's leading utility, energy and water professionals and projects will be honoured again at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa that is taking place in Cape Town from 12-14 May.
Angola: Sound Vision and Political Will are Essential for the Transformation of Africa's Cities - [AMA] Luanda, Angola -The 2nd Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIFF) in Luanda saw a number of African ministers and leaders of cities gather to discuss a range of issues relating to the development of African cities and how to deal with rising urbanisation on the continent. Africa has 52 cities with over 1million people, which is similar to Europe. However Africa, where 40% of the population live in urban areas is not as urbanised as Asia, with 50% of urban dwellers or Latin America, with 60%.
South Africa: UCT and Transformation Part Four - the Academic Staff - [GroundUp] The racial composition of lecturers and researchers at UCT is one of the most heated topics of debate when it comes to the university's transformation. In the fourth article in our series, we report the statistics and arguments concerning transformation of UCT's academic staff.
South Africa: South African Group Helps Nepal Relief Efforts - [SA Info] The Gift of the Givers has carried out about 68 lifesaving operations in Nepal, where the South African relief organisation is helping aid efforts following the massive earthquake in the Himalayan country on 25 April.
Kenya: IPI Concerned By Murder of Kenyan Journalist - [IPI] Family says beating death may be linked to ICC proceedings
South Africa: Wits SRC President Found Guilty by 'Kangaroo Court' - [News24Wire] Johannesburg -Hitler-admiring sacked Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini was found guilty by a "kangaroo court" for something that happened months ago, he told SABC news on Tuesday.
Kenya: Uhuru Finally Appoints 14 High Court Judges - [Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday appointed 14 new judges to serve in the High Court of Kenya.
BBC News - Africa

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

Burundi court backs third-term bid - Burundi's constitutional court rules that President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid is legal, after one of its judges reportedly flees the country.
Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu - John Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is recovering from years of conflict
'Dozens die' as migrant boat sinks - Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat deflated south of Sicily, Save the Children says.
CAR militias to free child soldiers - Armed groups in the CAR agree to free all the children working for them and end the recruitment of child soldiers, the UN says.
Senegal to support Yemen campaign - Senegal is to send 2,100 troops to support the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, its foreign minister says.
Somalia bans al-Shabab name in media - Somalia bans journalists from using the name al-Shabab - instead they have to refer to it as Ugus "the Group that Massacres the Somali People".
Israel must eliminate racism - PM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.
Freed women tell of Boko Haram horror - Former hostages held by Boko Haram in Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death by the militants, as the army arrived to rescue them.
VIDEO: The men behind Burundi protests - Hundreds of protesters have returned to the streets of the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura.
VIDEO: Burundi president 'will run again' - The Burundi president's spokesman, Gervais Abayeho, says the country's constitutional court has confirmed the president can run for a third term and that is what he will do.
VIDEO: Abducted girl safe after Boko Haram ordeal - A 15-year-old girl abducted by Boko Haram six months ago, has been reunited with her family following a dramatic rescue by Nigerian forces.
VIDEO: On board Greek migrant rescue mission - The BBC's Murad Shishani was the first journalist from an international broadcaster to be allowed on board a Greek search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean.
VIDEO: 'Emotional reunions' for freed captives - Will Ross, reports from Adamawa State where the freed civilians are being housed and given help before they can be resettled back home.
VIDEO: Counting migrant arrivals one by one - Thousands of migrants rescued from boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend have been arriving at ports in southern Italy.
VIDEO: Burundi: 'Police firing live rounds' - Two people have been killed in new protests in Burundi against the president's re-election bid.
VIDEO: Clashes in Guinea over elections - There have been clashes between protesters and police in Guinea's capital, Conakry, over the timing of local elections.
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: 24-30 April 2015 - Playing ping pong, picking up penguins and mosquito mimics
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
Clear skies spell death for migrants - Clear skies bring waves of migrants to the Mediterranean
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
Algerian trio drawn in same group - All three Algerian clubs in the Champions League are drawn in the same group, the first time it has occurred in tournament history.
Ahly appoint Mabrouk as new coach - Egyptian champions Al Ahly install Fathi Mabrouk as their new coach to replace sacked manager Juan Carlos Garrido.
Tracking down South Sudan's missing - Photo album helping South Sudan refugees find loved ones
Why is Senegal sending troops to Saudi Arabia? - They're sending troops to Saudi Arabia... again
Liberian bikers who wear pink - Female motorcycle taxi drivers dress brightly to stay safe
Taking Africa's jobseekers online - Getting Africa's jobseekers online and into employment
The female Kenyan brewery owner - The female Kenyan brewer taking on a global drinks giant
An evening with Nairobi's 'Messiah' - The teacher who spends his evenings feeding street kids