Africa

Hundreds of students missing after gunmen attack Nigeria school

Hundreds of Nigerian students are missing after gunmen attacked a secondary school in the country’s northwestern Katsina state, police have confirmed.

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Journalist imprisoned in Zimbabwe appears in court despite Covid-19 fears

Hopewell Chin'ono, a prominent local anti-corruption journalist, was jailed 43 days ago after publishing a critical article about Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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'Lost' elephant shrew found after 50 years thanks to peanut butter

A little-known mammal related to an elephant but as small as a mouse has been rediscovered in Africa after 50 years of obscurity.