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Lack of school toilets puts 620m children in danger – report

Children at one in three schools lack access to proper toilets.

Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

Trade worth $200bn worldwide annually.

Ghana to raise $750m through London IPO of minerals fund

The fund will set up a special purpose vehicle and conduct an IPO through a dual-listing on the London Stock Exchange and the local bourse.

Vodacom rides East, ups stake in Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania shareholders approve sale of 26% stake owned by Mirambo Holdings to SA's Vodacom Group.

Uber sees opportunity for minibus service in Kenyan capital

Uber says it wants to be part of Kenya's transportation ecosystem by adding the matatus, a local transport mode, feature on the app.

No money, no jobless data, Nigeria’s chief statistician says

Nigeria hasn’t released official unemployment data for more than a year because of a lack of money at the statistics office.

African cities at ‘extreme risk’ from climate change – analysts

Researchers find 84 of the world's 100 fastest-growing cities are at risk from the impacts of a warming planet, including 79 in Africa.

Zimbabwe’s prices surge at fastest pace since hyperinflation

Inflation accelerated to 20.9% in October, from 5.4% in the previous month.

Zambia committed to improving debt transparency – president

The IMF rejected Zambia's borrowing plans earlier this year, saying the southern African country was at high risk of debt distress.

Africa’s biggest democracy fights enduring problem: vote rigging

As Nigeria heads toward general elections in February, it’s in a race to stamp out vote rigging.

400 buffalo drown after stampede into river between Botswana and Namibia

Buffalo drown in Chobe River, possibly fleeing a pride of lions.

Ebola death toll in Congo climbs to 191, WHO official says

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 191 people so far, the World Health Organisation Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said. © 2018 Bloomberg L.P  

CPJ journalist group says two staff detained in Tanzania

Immigration officials detained the two on Wednesday at their hotel in the capital Dar es Salaam and released them on Thursday morning.

Africa enjoys oil boom as drilling spreads across the continent

Companies are ramping up drilling from Algeria to Namibia.

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