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An LGBT activist attends a court hearing in the Milimani high court in Nairobi, Kenya in February. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. The ruling is a m(...)

Ugandan LGBT refugees in a protected section of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. They fled Uganda following the anti-gay laws enacted in 2014. Photograph: Sally Hayden

A long-awaited high court ruling in Kenya dealt a crushing blow to LGBT+ East Africans, as judges announced that colonial-era legislation criminalisin(...)

Ugandan LGBT+ refugees pose in Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya, in October 2018. They fled their homes after the introduction of a strict anti-gay Bill. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Kenya’s high court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to abolish laws making homosexuality illegal, in a decision that could have huge ramificat(...)

Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Land Rover is, finally, on the cusp of revealing its replacement for the original Defender, but it’s trying to distract us from this all-important new(...)

MyDawa, which launched in March 2007, now has over 80,000 registered users. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

MyDawa, a Kenyan technology company founded and led by Cork businessman Neil O’Leary, has raised $3 million (€2.7 million) in investment to bring tota(...)

Barry O’Mahony and Tiernan Kennedy of Umba: the fintech start-up  already has 170,000 customers in Africa, many of whom lack access to basic banking facilities, but can use Umba’s smartphone app. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Irish fintech start-up Umba, which facilitates micro-loans to emerging economies in Africa, has closed a funding round with two leading Irish venture (...)

Tullow Oil said  its Kenya project timeline was “ambitious”.

Tullow Oil downgraded its 2019 output guidance to 90,000-98,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) due to problems at its Ghana fields and sees final go-ahe(...)

Markus Villag, founder of Bolt. Photograph: Maxim Mjödov/The New York Times

Uber used to dominate ride-hailing in Poland and Kenya. Over the past two years, that started to change. In Poland, a small competitor opened a rival (...)

 Annie Waithira, Farah Elle and Patience Moyo at the launch of the programme for Africa Day 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual flagship Africa Day event at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will not take place this year. The Department of Foreign Affai(...)

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