Life's tough for many living on the edge of the Sahara desert in Niger, and it's not getting any better, despite the signing of a peace agreement almost 10 years ago.
More than 445,000 people were killed by malaria in 2016, and a shortage of funds has resulted in the fight against the disease stalling, according to a World Health Organization report.
Ethiopia is pushing on with construction of its massive new dam, despite growing objections from Egypt.
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Rebels in southern Senegal say an Australian company's plans to mine for zircon, a rare mineral used for making mobile phones and nuclear power plants, amounts to "an act of war".
The clean-up of a contaminated fishing community in Nigeria has finally started, almost 10 years after two oil spills in Niger River Delta.
Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious plague.
At least 30 people have died in the past two months, and almost 200 suspected cases have been reported.
Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.
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