Rapid response has ended Congo's Ebola outbreak
Thirty-three people were believed killed by the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But rapid response by authorities and an experimental vaccine are credited with stopping a repeat of the 2013 disaster that took over 11,300 lives.
Liberia's Weah takes steps to tackle inflation, poverty
Liberian President George Weah said on Monday (July 16) he would take measures to tackle rampant inflation and poverty, including injecting $25 million into the forex market and taking steps to bring more local cash into the formal banking system.
Family planning: Empowering women and girls in Kenya
In Kenya, young women rarely have access to information or tools that can help them plan their families. With teen marriages still rampant, nongovernmental organizations are coming up with new ways to help girls take charge of their reproductive health.
Thousands protest fuel hike, cost of living in Conakry
Thousands of Guineans took to the streets in Conakry on Tuesday (July 10) to protest a hike in fuel prices that has also pushed up the cost of living. The country has faced repeated strikes in the last year by mine workers as well as teachers and has seen civil unrest over local elections.
Bobi Wine - from big hit on the stage to politician
Bobi Wine is known as “the Ghetto president”. He’s had a successful career as a musician and has entered politics, winning a seat in parliament. His aim is nothing less than changing the future of his country by being the voice of Uganda’s youth.
Controversy: a train route through Nairobi's National Park
If you are ever in Nairobi, the one place most people will tell you to visit is the Nairobi National Park. But the ecosystem of this natural heritage seems to be under threat as the controversial Standard Gauge railway snakes rights through it.
Mauritania’s president: G5 Sahel anti-terror task force plagued by ‘security flaws’
Ahead of the African Union summit in Nouakchott this Sunday, FRANCE 24 sat down with Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to discuss a number of issues, including his vision of the joint African anti-terror task force, G5 Sahel.