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Fighting deepfakes in South Africa as general election nears

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Leanne Manas is a familiar face on South African televisions. Towards the end of 2023, the morning news presenter's face showed up somewhere else: in bogus news stories and fake ad... Read More


Sudan army on a path to self-destruction, risks state collapse

Nairobi, Feb. 20 -- It is now 10 months since the outbreak of civil war in Sudan in April 2023, pitting the Sudan Armed Forces (Saf) against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a powerful par... Read More


African football won the 34th Afcon, with Cote d'Ivoire a close second

Nairobi, Feb. 14 -- The 34th Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) came to an end in Cote d'Ivoire with millions of viewers around the world shouting at TV screens, and an astonishing performance by Cote d'Iv... Read More


Rise of African prophets wielding unchecked power in Pentecostal churches

Nairobi, Feb. 9 -- Over the last 20 years there's been an unprecedented increase in charismatic Pentecostal prophets - or men of God as they're called in Pentecostal parlance. Across Africa their unch... Read More


President Macky Sall throws Senegal's democratic credentials into doubt

Nairobi, Feb. 8 -- Senegal's President Macky Sall announced in early February that presidential elections, originally scheduled for February 25, would be postponed indefinitely. The announcement has ... Read More


Explainer: Why Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger want to exit Ecowas

Nairobi, Feb. 6 -- Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have sent Ecowas, West Africa's main political union of 15 countries, a formal notice of their withdrawal from the bloc. The three countries are governe... Read More


Osu practice: Nigeria's slaves of God

Nairobi, Feb. 2 -- There are global efforts to fight modern slavery, but a few traditional systems still hold strong in West Africa. These include Osu, Ohu and Trokosi. The Conversation Africa's Godf... Read More


How Africa states' indebtedness, collapsing currencies could be fixed

Nairobi, Feb. 1 -- Highly indebted African countries are facing stark trade-offs between servicing expensive debt, supporting high and growing development needs, and stabilising domestic currencies. ... Read More


Why Burundi women are sidelined despite gender quota

Nairobi, Jan. 31 -- Since 2005, Burundi has set quotas to ensure that the country's three ethnic groups (Hutu, Tutsi and Twa), as well as women, are represented in its parliament, central government a... Read More


A look at ex-SA president Jacob Zuma's bid to unseat ANC he once led

Nairobi, Jan. 26 -- Former South African president Jacob Zuma's political comeback builds on support from marginalised and angry constituencies within or close to the governing African National Congre... Read More