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Saturday, June 15, 2024

How a Kenyan farmer became a champion of climate change denial

A Kenyan farmer has caught the eye of climate change deniers worldwide. But what is driving him?

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Kenyan magistrate dies after courtroom shooting by policeman

The chief justice says security protocols in court are being reviewed after Thursday's incident.

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Friday, June 14, 2024

ANC and DA agree on S Africa unity government

The African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance will put aside their decades-long rivalry to work together.

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Why South Sudan fans sang Sudan's national anthem

Civil war in Sudan rages on but the country's footballers got unexpected support during a match in neighbouring South Sudan.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

UN Security Council demands end to Sudan's city siege

The council urges the rival forces to allow civilians to move to safer areas within and outside El Fashir.

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Daring dives and winter walks: Africa's top shots

A selection of the week's best photos from across the African continent.

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Families plea to free South Africans jailed in Equatorial Guinea

They say they were arrested because assets belonging to Equatorial Guinea's vice-president were seized.

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Afcon 2025 qualifying draw set for 4 July

The qualifying group draw for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Morocco, will be held in Johannesburg on 4 July.

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Kenyan policeman shoots magistrate in open court

The officer is said to have been angered by a court ruling against his wife.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

British duo arrested after $6m of cocaine seized at Ghana airport

Ghana is a significant transit point for illegal drug trafficking to Europe and the United States.

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Nigeria's President Tinubu falls over during ceremony

Bola Tinubu is fine despite falling over as he boards a vehicle during Democracy Day events, an aide says.

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Namibia exit World Cup after heavy defeat to Australia

Australia secure their place in the T20 World Cup Super 8s as they hammer Namibia by nine wickets with 14 overs to spare.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Malawi vice-president who was plucked from business

Saulos Chilima has died at the age of 51 in a plane crash.

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Malawi VP's plane found with no survivors, president says

The plane was flying in bad weather when it disappeared from airport radars on Monday.

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Nigeria gunmen kill at least 25 in village raid, officials say

Dozens of gunmen on motorbikes stormed a village in the Kankara area on Sunday, the BBC has been told.

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Thirty-eight die after boat capsizes off Yemen - officials

The search continues for nearly 100 people who are still missing, officials say.

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Stormers rocked by Glasgow in URC play-offs

Glasgow Warriors book a place in the semi-finals of the United Rugby Championship as they see off the Stormers at Scotstoun.

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Nigerian star's drowning forces Nollywood to look at safety

How Junior Pope's death shocked Nigeria's film industry and the health and safety repercussions.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Onana saves penalty as Cameroon seal convincing win

Cameroon beat Cape Verde 4-1 in African qualifying for the 2026 World Cup in Marc Brys’ first game in charge of the Indomitable Lions.

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Dozens killed by suspected DR Congo rebels in spate of attacks

At least 35 people have been killed in North Kivu by suspected ADF rebel fighters in recent days.

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Why Kenya's president wants people to love the taxman

President Ruto says Kenyans pay less tax than citizens in some other African countries.

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What big business wants for South Africa’s future

With a unity government in the offing, the economy is a crucial subject for negotiations.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Egypt & Ghana win but Algeria stunned in qualifying

Egypt continue their 100% start in 2026 World Cup qualifying and Ghana register a win over Mali, but Algeria are stunned by Guinea.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Refugees sent to Rwanda from remote UK island speak to BBC

The migrants, who the UN says are refugees, say they feel isolated and unsafe in the African country.

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Brotherly love for T20 World Cup debutants Uganda

Roger Mukasa and Frank Nsubuga are Ugandan siblings making history at the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA.

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Tunisia continue perfect start in World Cup qualifying

Tunisia continue their perfect start in African qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, while Curtis Davies scores in a Sierra Leone win.

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Outcry as dozens of villagers massacred in Sudan

Social media footage shows dozens of bodies wrapped in shrouds prepared for burial in Gezira state.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

South Africa votes, here's what people had to say

After nearly 30 years in power, the ANC ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet in this year's polls.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Who's up, who's down in South Africa's election - and why

The ANC's free-fall, the return of Jacob Zuma and a new era of coalitions.

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Afghanistan thrash debutants Uganda by 125 runs

Afghanistan open their T20 World Cup campaign with a convincing 125-run win over Uganda in Guyana.

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Femi Kuti and Burna Boy to star at Glastonbury

The Nigerian musicians are added to the festival line line-up, with just three weeks to go.

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Brass bands and ballot boxes: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

South Africa votes, here's what people had to say

After nearly 30 years in power, the ANC ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet in this year's polls.

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Nigeria strike: ‘My monthly pay won't buy a bag of rice’

As Nigerian workers go on strike one man says he cannot survive on the new proposed minimum wage.

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

South Africa president faces up to poor poll result

President Ramaphosa says the result was a victory for democracy, but the ANC lost its majority for the first time.

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'We want to bring our culture' - Uganda prepare for World Cup debut

Brian Masaba, Uganda's captain and a part-time procurement manager, discusses his side's journey and a wish to bring "Ugandan-ness" to T20 World Cup.

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What the ANC's legacy means for South Africa's past and future

Can the ANC, which has dominated South Africa for 30 years, reinvent itself after a dismal election result?

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

The artist 'not surprised' to be a best-seller

Ivory Coast's Aboudia beat the likes of Damian Hirst to the top spot of a best-sellers list.

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How do the Basketball Africa League and NBA compare?

As Al Ahly Libya prepare to take on Petro de Luanda in the Basketball Africa League final, how does the competition compare to the NBA?

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Who's up, who's down in South Africa's election - and why

The ANC's free-fall, the return of Jacob Zuma and a new era of coalitions.

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South Africa faces new era as ANC set to lose majority

The ANC vote share is on course to drop below 50% for the first time in three decades.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Zambian ex-first lady arrested on fraud charges

Esther Lungu and her daughter are accused of owning properties suspected to be proceeds of crime.

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Kenya hears 'heartbreaking' claims against UK soldiers

Witnesses at public hearings in Kenya make allegations against British soldiers at a base in Nanyuki.

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Cameroon reinstate Brys as boss as Eto'o apologises

Marc Brys is reinstated as Cameroon boss just two days after a row with federation chief Samuel Eto'o saw the Belgian replaced.

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Friends helped pay for private jet - Kenya leader

William Ruto seeks to allay fears about how much it cost to travel to the US on a private plane.

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Kenyan climber's body to be left on Everest - family

The 40-year-old mountaineer fall near the mountain peak last week with his Nepalese guide, who is yet to be found.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

South Africa votes, here's what people had to say

After nearly 30 years in power, the ANC ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet in this year's polls.

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Outrage as Nigeria changes national anthem

Many Nigerians say the country has more pressing needs amid a cost-of-living crisis.

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Cameroon replace coach Brys after Eto'o argument

Marc Brys is replaced as head coach of Cameroon after he was involved in a heated exchange with federation president Samuel Eto'o.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

South Africans vote in crucial election for the ANC

The party of the late Nelson Mandela faces its biggest challenge in 30 years as millions go to the polls.

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Row over mysterious disappearance of Zambian MP

Independent MP Emmanuel "Jay Jay" Banda is in hospital after an alleged abduction over the weekend.

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'My children hid with goats to trick kidnappers'

A father who fled kidnappers in central Nigeria on his motorbike tells how his family survived.

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Luxury perfumes linked to child labour, BBC finds

The BBC witnessed children picking jasmine in Egypt, a major exporter of the flowers’ oil.

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Egyptian soldier killed in Israel border incident

Reports say there was an exchange of fire in a rare deadly incident between the two countries.

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Kenyan leader says private jet cheaper option

Some Kenyans question the president's statement that using Kenya Airways would have been more expensive.

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A simple guide to the election

The ANC has governed since the end of apartheid, but its vote could fall below 50% for the first time.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Some 160 villagers reported taken in deadly raid in Nigeria

Nigerian officials say gunmen spent hours in the village and had time to drink tea before abducting people.

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130 people die at Sudan hospital amid city siege

Hospitals and markets in El Fasher are experiencing "violent artillery shelling", a resident says.

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Burkina Faso extends military rule by five years

Military ruler Capt Ibrahim Traoré breaks his promise to restore civillian rule by 1 July this year.

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Is ANC conquering or struggling in South Africa poll?

The governing party wraps up its campaign for a seventh term with a rally in Soweto.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Cynthia voted for Nelson Mandela. Now she's abandoning his successors

The ruling ANC party has not delivered the change in South Africa that some had hoped for.

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Kenya’s non-Nato ally status is crucial for regional security

Kenya is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to enter the special military alliance with the US.

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'South Africa trusts me' - Jacob Zuma talks to the BBC

The BBC's Anne Soy questions the former leader about corruption allegations that have dogged his career.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Zambia's ex-President Lungu under house arrest, he says

It comes as police say they will summon the former leader over his remarks about regime change.

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Kenyan found dead after going missing on Everest

The 40-year-old mountaineer disappeared on Wednesday with his Nepalese guide, who is yet to be found.

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'Just the beginning' - Atalanta's Nigerian hat-trick hero Lookman

Ademola Lookman etched himself into Atalanta folklore with a Europa League final hat-trick that he says didn’t catch him by surprise – although boss Gian Piero Gasperini admitted nobody could have expected his progress.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Zuma lashes out at judges after election ban

South Africa's ex-president speaks out for the first time after being barred from running for parliament.

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The Africans chasing European glory and history

Victor Boniface looks for the second part of an 'invincible treble' with Bayer Leverkusen but Nigeria team-mate Ademola Lookman stands in his way.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Malian footballer criticised for covering LGBTQ logo

Mali's Mohamed Camara is criticised by France's sports minister after covering up anti-homophobia logos while playing for Monaco.

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Salah hints at Liverpool stay after Slot appointment

Egypt captain Mohamed Salah hints he will remain at Liverpool after the Premier League club appoint Arne Slot as manager.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

African Champions League final first leg ends goalless

Esperance and Egypt's Al Ahly draw 0-0 in the first leg of the African Champions League final in Tunisia.

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South African photographer wins top prize

Lebohang Kganye has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her exhibition Haufi nyana? I've come to take you home

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Zuma takes election battle cry to ANC’s heartland

Ex-President Jacob holds a rally in the historic township of Soweto as he returns to the political front line.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Singer Libianca on the pressure to take sides in Cameroon war

The star of viral hit People talks to the BBC about getting death threats for waving a Cameroonian flag.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

South Africa seeks halt to Israel's Gaza offensive

It says Israel must be forced to stop its operation in Rafah, in a fresh bid to the UN's top court.

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The race to raise blood money to save a Kenyan man from execution

A mother's desperate attempts to save her son who is on death row in Saudi Arabia.

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Algerian man found alive in cellar after 26 years

Officials have arrested a 61-year-old man suspected of keeping him prisoner.

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Serve's up as Prince Harry plays sit-down volleyball

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been welcomed by a charity which helps service personnel in Nigeria.

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Man from Ghana told he is not British 42 years after in UK

Nelson Shardey now faces a 10-year wait for "settlement" and a bill running into thousands of pounds.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Scientists solve mystery of ancient 'tree of life'

The iconic trees evolved on Madagascar 41 million years ago and later spread to other countries.

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Swiss court jails Gambia ex-minister for crimes against humanity

Ousman Sonko is convicted of crimes including killing and torture committed in The Gambia.

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Judges to hear Semenya case before final ruling

Athlete Caster Semenya is challenging the ruling that she must take testosterone-reducing drugs to compete.

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Judges to hear Semenya case before final ruling

Athlete Caster Semenya is challenging the ruling that she must take testosterone-reducing drugs to compete.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Nobel laureate's death to be re-examined in S Africa

The former apartheid regime said Chief Luthuli died in an accident after a train hit him in 1967.

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Why a 'world cruise' had to add more African stops

The world’s longest cruise has been forced to amend its route and is now calling at nine African ports.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Trapped in hell under collapsed building but pulled out alive

South African Delvin Safers had already made what he thought was his last phone call to his family.

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Tunisia officials arrested in dispute over flag display

The heads of the Tunisian swimming federation and the national anti-doping agency were detained on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Africa Live: Kenya's new planned tax hikes spark anger

Prices of bread and airtime are set to increase as the government seeks to raise additional taxes in an unpopular finance bill - and more stories

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Internet outage felt across East Africa

A key cable linking the region to South Africa was cut on Sunday morning, an industry expert says.

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Tunisia lawyer arrested during live news broadcast

There has been growing criticism on the restrictions on free speech under President Kais Saied.

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Children killed as bomb falls near Sudan hospital - MSF

The battle for control of the western city of El Fasher has intensified over the last few days.

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Meghan opens up about her Nigerian heritage

The Duchess of Sussex describes the "eye opening" experience of learning about her Nigerian ancestry.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Ghana, Nigeria and the quest for UK looted treasure

Ghana, unlike Nigeria, appears to be winning a battle for stolen artefacts to be put on display back home.

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Serve's up as Prince Harry plays sit-down volleyball

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been welcomed by a charity which helps service personnel in Nigeria.

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Harry plays sit-down volleyball on Nigeria visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been welcomed by a charity which helps service personnel in Nigeria.

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Harry and Meghan begin three-day Nigeria visit

The couple's visit to promote the Invictus Games comes after the duke made a short visit to London.

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Tiwa Savage: I always wanted to be an actor

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage talks to the BBC about her acting debut in the film Water & Garri.

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‘Seeing others like me, it gives me joy’

A Nigerian solider finds friends and familiar stories when he starts competing in para-sport.

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Chad's military ruler wins presidential poll

Gen Mahamat Déby's victory means that the 34-year rule of his family will continue.

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Cyril Ramaphosa - union leader, mine boss, president

Behind the South African leader battling to preserve his party's 30-year reign.

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Benin blocks Niger oil exports in border row

Benin's president accuses Niger of treating his country like an "enemy", as tensions escalate.

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Nigeria's love-hate relationship with twins

Two communities with different views about twins that meant the difference between life and death.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Julius Malema - South Africa's radical agenda-setter

The divisive leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters threatens to hoover votes up from the ruling party.

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Jersey returns illicit funds to Mozambique

Jersey has seized £829,500 from a corrupt trust and returned it to authorities in Mozambique.

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Swimmer Hafnaoui's Olympic title defence in doubt

Ahmed Hafnaoui's defence of his men's 400m freestyle title at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is in doubt because of injury.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Africa Live: SA poll agency rejects bid to remove Zuma from MK party

Electoral commission says it does not interfere with political parties' internal affairs - and more.

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Monday, May 6, 2024

‘What do I do now that my sons have been swept away?’

Two of Grishon Waiganjo's sons were swept away in recent flooding in Kenya that has killed hundreds of people.

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Fear and prayers in Sudan city under siege

People in the last major holdout of the army in the west of Sudan nervously await an assault.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Africa Live: Zuma disciplinary hearing delayed over security concerns

The former president was due to attend a hearing for contravening ANC party's constitution - and more.

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Homes demolished after Kenya flood evacuation order

Residents of a slum say the destruction of their homes caught them by surprise and they have nowhere to stay.

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Rwanda won't guarantee how many migrants it will take

Government spokesperson Yolande Maloko also feels Rwanda has been "attacked unjustly".

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Russian forces sharing base with US troops in Niger

The Russians are said to be sharing a wing of Niger's main airport, but not mingling with US troops.

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Liberia to set up first war crimes court - 21 years after conflict ended

An estimated 250,000 people were killed in Liberia's two civil wars between 1989 and 2003.

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Friday, May 3, 2024

‘What do I do now that my sons have been swept away?’

Two of Grishon Waiganjo's sons were swept away in recent flooding in Kenya that has killed hundreds of people.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Cas to hear Algerian appeal in Morocco map row

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will hear an appeal about a map of Morocco on a football shirt which has angered Algerians.

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Nigeria raises civil servants' pay by up to 35%

Nigeria raises salaries for government workers to help them cope with the cost-of-living crisis.

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‘What do I do now that my sons have been swept away?’

Two of Grishon Waiganjo's sons were swept away in recent flooding in Kenya that has killed hundreds of people.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Waking to a 'different world' after Kenya's flood

Survivors desperately search for loved ones as the president announces a large-scale evacuation.

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Migrants hit by high fees to send money home

Sending money across borders, particularly in Africa, can still be expensive.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A president declared an emergency over rape. What happened next?

Despite Sierra Leone declaring sexual violence a national emergency, perpetrators are rarely punished.

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Boxer and ex-UFC champion Ngannou's young son dies

Heavyweight boxer Francis Ngannou's 18-month-old son has passed away.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Boxer and ex-UFC champion Ngannou's young son dies

Fellow fighters send condolences as the Cameroonian former heavyweight loses his 15-month-old boy.

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More than 40 killed in Kenya after dam bursts

Heavy rain and flooding has caused a dam to burst, with fears that the death toll could rise.

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Portugal debate over colonial and slavery role resurfaces

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reignited a row by suggesting making amends for past "crimes".

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Africa Live: Kenya delays school reopening over devastating floods

Authorities say it will be unwise to risk the the lives of learners and staff as rains continue to pound the country - and more stories

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Did UK minister confuse Rwanda and Congo?

The policing minister appeared to ask an audience member if Rwanda and Congo were different countries.

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Burkina Faso rejects accusation of villagers' massacre

Human Rights Watch says at least 56 children were killed by soldiers in Soro village.

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Why ice costs more than bread in Mali

People are grappling with power cuts as well as extreme heat blamed on human-induced climate change.

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Poland denies 'pushback' of pregnant Eritrean woman

Activists say the woman gave birth alone in a forested area at the border with Belarus.

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Power restored to Sierra Leone as minister quits

Most of the electricity in the capital is supplied by a Turkish ship floating off the country’s coast.

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Ballet dancers and yawning lions: Africa's top shots

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Hope Hostel in Rwanda says it's ready for first migrants from UK

Rwanda is gearing up to welcome deported asylum seekers now the landmark UK bill has passed.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Moroccan club given 3-0 win despite refusing to play

A Moroccan club is awarded the win after their kit was confiscated by Algerian customs officials.

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Namibia condemns tourists posing naked in dune safari

Photos of the three naked tourists have gone viral in Namibia, angering the authorities.

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Two hundred killed by Burkina Faso army - report

Soldiers accused residents of aiding Islamist fighters before shooting at them, an investigation shows.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Floods cause widespread devastation in Kenya

The UN says that at least 32 people have died and more than 40,000 have been forced from their homes.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Zambian FA president charged with money laundering

Andrew Kamanga is arrested and charged with money laundering offences.

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Dozens die after boat capsizes off Djibouti coast

Officials say those aboard were returning home to Ethiopia from Yemen and some are still missing.

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World Bank suspends funding Tanzania tourism project

It follows allegations of evictions and other rights abuses during the expansion of a national park.

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Chinese shop shut for allegedly barring Nigerians

The consumer protection agency has summoned the owner in its investigation into racism allegations.

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Protest and pain - Kenya's month-long doctors' strike

Patients have been left without access to crucial services at state hospitals for a month.

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South Africa's ANC loses Zuma party name battle

The uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party takes its name and logo from the now-disbanded ANC armed wing.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Government and Lords face new Rwanda showdown

Rishi Sunak said there will be no more delays to his asylum plan and Parliament will sit and "vote until it's done".

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Africa Live: Nigeria army vows revenge after soldiers killed in ambush

The troops were patrolling a village in Niger state when they were attacked by what the army calls "terrorists" - and more stories

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ethiopia land violence leaves thousands homeless

Almost 29,000 people are displaced by fighting along the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions.

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US agrees to pull troops out of Niger

It means the US will lose its primary base where it monitors regional Islamist activity.

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Togo passes laws removing president's term limits

Authorities say the reforms are necessary, but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

The man clothing London's brutalist icon

Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama gives a well-loved London landmark a bold pink makeover.

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Top three stripped of medals in Beijing half marathon

The top three finishers of the Beijing half marathon are stripped of their medals after an investigation into the controversial result.

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Mboma 'did not lose hope' during 20-month lay-off

Sprinter Christine Mboma says an enforced hiatus impacted her mental health but she did not lose hope of a return.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kenya's leader holds crisis talks after helicopter crash

A military helicopter reportedly carrying senior military officers has crashed and caught fire.

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Burkina Faso's junta expels French diplomats

The junta has accused three diplomats of "subversive activities", which France has denied.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Pro cyclist to race while living in asylum hotel

Trhas Tesfay was a champion cyclist in Ethiopia but came to the UK last year to seek asylum.

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Deadly Africa heat caused by human-induced warming

Extreme heat linked to the deaths of hundreds of people would not have happened without global warming.

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The mega-pastor pushing anti-vaccine conspiracy theories

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is targeting the new malaria vaccines as African countries start their rollout.

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What will it take for Africa to host the Olympics?

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are 100 days away, but Africa has never hosted the world's biggest sporting event.

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Walsh to help Zimbabwe women's T20 World Cup bid

West Indies legend Courtney Walsh will be a coaching consultant as Zimbabwe's women bid to reach a first T20 World Cup.

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Nigerian socialite charged for throwing money in air

Cubana Chief Priest is the latest celebrity to fall foul of a crackdown on "abusing" banknotes.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sudan War: 'Tell me how to make it stop'

Slam poet Emi Mahmoud wants the world not to forget Sudan, one year into its civil war.

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Togo opposition denounces presidential 'power grab'

Authorities say the reforms are necessary - but opponents say they will lengthen the president's rule.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Sudan War: 'Tell me how to make it stop'

Slam poet Emi Mahmoud wants the world not to forget Sudan, one year into its civil war.

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Controversial half marathon result being investigated

Organisers of the Beijing half marathon will investigate allegations that three African athletes deliberately allowed China's star runner He Jie to win Sunday's race.

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Vinicius 'can't fight racism alone' in Spain

Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr "can't fight racism alone" in Spain, says a player banned for confronting a fan about alleged abuse.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Africa Live: Tanzania floods kill nearly 60 in two weeks

Thousands of households have been affected and over 75,000 farms damaged by flooding, the government says - and more stories

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Watching my country fall apart day-by-day

Zeinab Mohammed Salih reflects on what has happened to Sudan since fighting broke out a year ago.

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Somali pirates free ship after ransom reportedly paid

The Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel and its crew were seized last month off Somalia's coast.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

The 276 schoolgirls whose kidnap shocked the world

Most of the Chibok girls abducted 10 years ago in Nigeria are now free but some feel badly let down.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

The children living between starvation and death

Millions have fled Sudan's year-long civil war and hunger is now leading to the deaths of many children.

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Kipchoge 'expects' to win third Olympic marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has "huge expectation" to win a historic third successive Olympic marathon gold medal in Paris this year.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Happy horsemen and replica guns: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

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Dozens of prisoners walk out of Comoros jail

The public prosecutor blames lax security, but a government spokesman suspects it was pre-planned.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Top Ethiopian opposition figure shot dead

In recent years Ethiopia has seen an increase in the killing of political and cultural figures.

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Zambia uncovers major Chinese cybercrime network

Young people were recruited as call-centre agents in a "sophisticated internet fraud syndicate".

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Waldrum warns Nigeria over Olympic preparations

Nigeria boss Randy Waldrum says his side must "prepare properly" for the 2024 Olympic Games women's football tournament.

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Six arrested over killing of South African footballer

Police believe the suspects are part of a gang "syndicate" responsible for car-jackings in Johannesburg.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Nigeria recovers $24m during poverty minister probe

Funds have been traced to over 50 bank accounts following Betta Edu's suspension, investigators say.

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Spain denies Nigeria's junior footballers visas - NFF

The Future Eagles were set to fly to Spain on Tuesday, ahead of their first match on Friday.

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Kenyan football must stop 'shooting itself in foot'

Kenya's hopes of reaching the World Cup will be over prematurely unless the country stops "shooting itself in the foot".

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Monday, April 8, 2024

US Binance official denies Nigeria money laundering

Tigran Gambaryan's wife says she is "beyond heartbroken" at his transfer to a prison in Nigeria's capital.

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Missile attack kills Tanzanian soldiers in DR Congo

Enemy mortar fire "fell near the camp where they were staying," says a southern African military force.

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Critically ill lawmaker arrested - Togo opposition

Five politicians are in jail for rallying against constitutional reforms, the DMK coalition says.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Africa Live: Schools closed in Cape Town as heavy storms wreak havoc

Stormy weather leaves a trail of destruction in South Africa as strong winds blew up roofs amid adverse weather warning - and more

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Mozambique ferry disaster kills over 90 - officials

The victims were attempting to flee a cholera outbreak on Mozambique's northern coast.

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Watch: Moment Russ Cook finishes length of Africa run

Russ Cook, nicknamed "Hardest Geezer", has finished his challenge of running the length of Africa.

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President says world failed Rwanda over 1994 genocide

President Paul Kagame addressed world leaders at a ceremony marking 30 years since the brutal killings.

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Hardest Geezer: The man who ran the length of Africa

The extreme challenge began at South Africa's most southerly point on 22 April, 2023.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

One woman’s battle to push Africa’s space race

Scientist Marie Makuate wants more African countries to have their own satellites orbiting Earth.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

'My first time home 30 years after I fled a genocide'

The BBC's Victoria Uwonkunda speaks to survivors of the Rwanda genocide violence 30 years after she fled.

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Zimbabwe launches new gold-backed currency

The ZiG is the country's latest attempt to stabilise the economy following years of crisis.

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Posters shame customers keeping bank glitch money

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia is trying to regain the full $14m withdrawn during a technical glitch.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

South African footballer shot dead in car hijacking

The soccer star was waiting to be served at a petrol station when two gunmen opened fire on him, police say.

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Togo postpones elections after new constitution row

Opposition groups fear that the new constitution will allow President Faure Gnassingbé to stay in power.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

SA parliament speaker resigns over corruption probe

The speaker has been accused of soliciting bribes during her time as defence minister, which she denies.

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Zimbabwe declares national disaster over drought

About 3 million people are facing hunger as the drought wipes out crops across the country.

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Who is Senegal's unlikely new president?

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal's fifth president, has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Dakar.

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Naming of new Cameroon boss surprises country's FA

Cameroon's football federation expresses its "great astonishment" after the country's sports ministry appoints Marc Brys.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Ghana child bride in police protection after outcry

The 12-year-old married the 63-year-old traditional high priest in an elaborate customary ceremony.

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Sudanese club play on 'to distract people from war'

Sudanese football club Al Hilal will play in the Tanzanian league after civil war disrupted the domestic game in the country.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Africa Live: Ghana girl married by priest, 63, gets police protection

Critics want the controversial marriage dissolved but some community leaders defend it - and more stories

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Senegal vote offers hope to frustrated young Africans

The victory of President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye, 44, shows that elections can bring change.

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Anger as traditional Ghana priest, 63, marries girl, 12

Community leaders say critics do not understand their customs but there are calls for an investigation.

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Parents of Chibok girls heartbroken - again

Some of their rescued daughters have chosen to stay married to their abductors, with government approval.

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

'I was mutilated at 16 but I won't let it define me'

Valerie Lolomari is determined to help other victims of FGM after spending years living in shame.

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Why funeral of a TikTok star stunned Kenyans

Villagers complain that some of the fans of the late Brian Chira were not respectful at the burial.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

The football pitch that doubles as an execution ground

Goalposts used by children on a beach in Somalia's capital are posts set up for firing squad executions.

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S Africa ex-President Zuma involved in car crash

He was unhurt after a drunk driver collided with his armoured vehicle, police say.

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KFC Nigeria sorry after disabled diner refused service

Wheelchair user says he felt less than human after he was told to leave the branch at Lagos airport.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Jacob Zuma barred from South Africa election

South Africa's ex-president is barred from standing in May's general election, it is announced.

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Don't ask Liberia's president for a job - he's fed up

Joseph Boakai tells the BBC he is trying to change the mindset of those who think government is a way to get rich.

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Nigeria insecurity a ‘rude shock’ – defence chief

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, speaks to the BBC.

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Is George the man to lead Nigeria permanently?

Interim boss Finidi George hopes to get the Nigeria job permanently, but mixed results in friendlies have brought criticism.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Chad register upset in Afcon 2025 preliminaries

Chad beat Mauritius in preliminary qualifying for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations as Eswatini, Liberia and South Sudan also go through.

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South Africa orders 'dysfunctional' colleges to close

Some 13,000 students are stranded at the four colleges, accused of fabricating exam results.

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Tunisian firebrand's killers sentenced to death

After a decade-long wait, six people are found guilty of the murder of politician Chokri Belaid.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

'I will govern with humility and transparency'

Bassirou Diomaye Faye is expected to become Senegal's youngest-ever president.

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Customers return $10m taken during bank glitch

A technical problem at an Ethiopian bank allowed people to withdraw more money than they held.

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Chinese businessman sentenced to death in Nigeria

Frank Geng Quarong was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend - a killing that shocked Nigeria.

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SA court rejects ANC bid to de-register Zuma party

South Africa's governing ANC wanted to stop the party backed by the ex-president from running in May.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Binance official escapes Nigerian custody

Nadeem Anjarwalla's family say he left "lawfully" but the authorities say he had a "smuggled passport".

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Stampede at Nigeria cash hand-out kills seven

Children were among the victims of the crush at the charity event that attracted a big crowd.

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Nigeria mourns Nollywood comedy titan, dead at 61

Amaechi Muonagor was a loved Nollywood legend, whose career spanned over two decades.

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Africa Live: Veteran Nollywood star Amaechi Muonagor dies at 62

The comedy legend appeared in a viral video a few days ago begging for financial help to undergo a kidney transplant in India - and more

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Salt bricks and other African architectural ideas

What the world can learn from innovative designs in a future with scarce resources.

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A key vote in one of Africa's most stable countries

Seven million people are casting their vote in Senegal as they choose their new president.

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Cameroon FA clears Doualla in age cheating row

Nathan Doualla is cleared to play in Cameroon's Elite League play-offs without revealing how the international midfielder proved his identity amid age cheating allegations.

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Abductors release more than 280 Nigerian pupils

Gunmen rode through the school in Kuriga in north-western Nigeria seizing children as young as eight.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Senegal votes in delayed poll after weeks of turmoil

The election was due last month but the outgoing president postponed it, triggering deadly protests.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

South Africa's deadly love affair with guns

Record levels of crime are driving more and more people to buy firearms to protect themselves.

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At least 65 migrant bodies found in Libya mass grave

Those who died were believed to be being smuggled through the desert to reach the Mediterranean coast.

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Uganda's leader promotes his son to military chief

President Museveni has denied speculation that he is grooming his son as his successor.

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Ex-boss of Poundland boss dies of gunshot wound

Markus Jooste dies one day after being ordered to pay a $25m fine for accounting fraud in South Africa.

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Freed prisoner takes on Senegal's heir apparent

Their rivalry underpins a big divide in the nation, regarded as a beacon of West African democracy.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Nigerian film star arrested on bribery charges

Police say Amal Umar gave an officer 250,000 naira (£137; $175) to have her impounded car released.

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Ghana cabinet nominees blocked in anti-gay bill row

The president is under pressure from Ghanaians who want him to sign the bill, and from those who condemn it.

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Nigeria president bans foreign trips for officials

The travel ban is an attempt to cut government spending amid an ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

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Easter eggs cost more due to high temperatures in West Africa

Chocolate prices rise in the run up to Easter after high temperatures curb cocoa crops in West Africa.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Customers withdraw millions after cash machine glitch

Clients at Ethiopia's biggest commercial bank are being urged to return any money that isn't theirs.

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Africa Live: I have no apology for trying to delay Senegal polls: Sall

The Senegalese president says attempts to postpone polls were within the country's laws and regulations - and more

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Fulham's Boa Morte to take charge of Guinea-Bissau

Fulham first team coach Luis Boa Morte will leave his role with the Premier League side at the end of the season to take charge of Guinea-Bissau.

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Heatwave shuts schools and cuts power in South Sudan

Authorities say the extreme heat could last for two weeks and bring temperatures of up to 45C (113F).

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The long-serving London nurse who ran for Ghana

Meet Matron Rose Amankwaah, a former medallist at the Commonwealth Games who has spent almost 50 years working for the NHS.

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Monday, March 18, 2024

'If I were president of Senegal'

While Senegal prepares for the upcoming presidential elections one school in Dakar went ahead and held its very own elections.

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Heatwave shuts schools and cuts power in South Sudan

Authorities say the extreme heat could last for two weeks and bring temperatures of up to 45C (113F).

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Africa Live: Tinubu orders manhunt for killers of soldiers in Delta

President Tinubu vows justice for 16 soldiers killed while on a peace mission in Delta state last week - and more

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The WhatsApp group that saved trafficked women

How 54 Malawian women trafficked to Oman to work in slave-like conditions were rescued.

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Niger's junta revokes military agreement with US

In a damning statement, a spokesperson decries Washington's "condescending attitude" towards Niger.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Major fire destroys prestigious Egypt film set

Flames spread throughout the Al-Ahram Studio in Giza with three surrounding buildings evacuated.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

No amapiano from me, says Nigeria's Simi

The singer on life in the US with husband Adekunle Gold and what to expect from her newest album.

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Kenyan job hunters rejected over pregnancy, HIV tests

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) says the medical tests were necessary for the tax enforcement work.

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Nigerian king and philosopher dies aged 81

"Peaceful" and "listening" monarch Oba Moshood Olalekan Balogun dies after two years on the throne.

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Senegal opposition leaders freed ahead of delayed poll

Despite spending months in prison, Bassirou Diomaye Faye is one of the favourites in this month's election.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

'If I were president of Senegal'

While Senegal prepares for the upcoming presidential elections one school in Dakar went ahead and held its very own elections.

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Is hosting the African Games worth it for Ghana?

Ghana is spending almost $250m hosting the African Games, and the country's outlay amid a time of economic turmoil has brought scrutiny.

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Nigerian woman speaks of slavery and rape in UK

Rose describes the exploitation and sexual violence she faced after escaping a "life of hell".

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Zuma - the political wildcard in South Africa's poll

The disgraced ex-president has ditched the ANC, spelling danger for the party that ended apartheid.

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Nigerian Islamic police arrest non-fasting Muslims

The 11 violated the Ramadan fast in northern Kano state, where Sharia operates alongside secular law.

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Ghana's opposition drone plan during poll sparks row

The electoral body is against an opposition plan to use drones near polling stations in December.

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Three Egyptian Coptic monks killed in South Africa

An Egyptian suspect has been arrested as police try to determine a motive for the stabbings.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Cameroon embroiled in new age-cheating scandal

A Cameroonian club defends Wilfried Nathan Doualla after the midfielder was accused of age cheating.

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Tropical storm Filipo to bring more heavy rain

After making landfall over Mozambique, Filipo looks set to bring more rain over the coming days. Sarah Keith-Lucas takes a closer look.

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Burundian club out of BAL over Rwanda protest

A Burundian club are withdrawn from a continental tournament after refusing to wear a jersey with the 'Visit Rwanda' logo on it.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Schoolboy recounts daring escape from Nigerian kidnap gang

Musa Garba was one of more than 280 abducted last week, but he managed slip away from his captors.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Africa Live: Criticism as Nigerian state names airport after Tinubu

The Nigerian president is expected to commission the remodelled Minna airport on Monday - and more.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Nigeria pauses controversial expatriate tax

The levy, imposed last week, has been met with widespread condemnation from the private sector.

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Cameroon's Ngannou 'not done' with boxing after loss

MMA fighter Francis Ngannou says he intends to continue in boxing despite a heavy loss to Anthony Joshua on Friday.

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From Cameroon to handcuffs to Olympic hopeful

Boxer Cindy Ngamba tells BBC Sport about her journey from Cameroon to England and the challenges she has faced in trying to earn a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Joshua v Ngannou - big-fight predictions

As Francis Ngannou aims to derail Anthony Joshua's plans of recapturing a world title, BBC Sport asks the boxing world for their predictions.

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The African documentaries lighting up the Oscars

For the first time, two African documentary feature films are up for an Oscar.

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What is the future of the African Games?

As the 13th African Games begin in Ghana, BBC Sport Africa speaks to stars and key figures about the event’s potentially uncertain future.

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Pride sign Banda in second-biggest women's transfer

Zambia forward Barbra Banda joins Orlando Pride for £581,000 - the second-most expensive women's transfer in history.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Mother charged over missing South African girl, 6

Kelly Smith appears in court on trafficking charges following the disappearance of her six-year-old.

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Zimbabwe condemns fresh US sanctions as 'coercive'

The country is demanding that the US lifts the new measures against President Mnangagwa and others.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Zanzibar bans music star over 'inappropriate' show

Officials objected to a performance which featured sexually explicit language and gestures.

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Dozens of women feared abducted by Nigeria jihadists

Some 200 displaced people were collecting firewood outside their camp when they were attacked, residents say.

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The first Arab woman with two Oscar nominations

Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania has received her second Oscar nomination.

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South Africa police question four over missing girl

Police say arrests are on the cards, following the six-year-old's disappearance on 19 February.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Mr Ibu - the man who made Africa laugh

Nigerian comic actor John Okafor could make people erupt into laughter without even opening his mouth.

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'Underground king' Ngannou confident of beating Joshua

Francis Ngannou says he is confident of beating Anthony Joshua because he is the "underground king".

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UK government defeated in Lords over Rwanda bill

Peers back five changes to the draft law aiming to revive the UK's Rwanda deportation scheme.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

US slaps fresh sanctions on Zimbabwe leaders

Washington says the new tariffs on President Mnangagwa and other officials are more targeted.

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Ghana finance ministry warns against anti-LGBT bill

The ministry urges the president not to sign the draconian bill over fears the World Bank could cut funding.

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South African navy joins search for missing girl, 6

The young girl went missing from her home in an informal settlement near Cape Town two weeks ago.

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Mystery of giant star sand dunes solved

Scientists collected radioactive sand grains in the dark to understand when they formed.

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Africa Live: Nigeria tightens security as food theft continues

There have been increased cases of attacks on warehouses to steal food items - and more.

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The tree-planting mayor of Freetown

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has faced challenges in her climate change mission but won over many women.

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Burkina Faso says 170 dead in village 'executions'

Prosecutors appeal for witnesses as army warns of rising risk of 'large-scale attacks' by militants.

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Tributes as Nigerian actor Mr Ibu dies aged 62

John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, was loved for his comic roles in a career spanning more than two decades.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Displaced Cameroonian singer on the 'power of our voice'

Mr Leo's new album Good Vibes is coming out in March and he will be singing in three languages.

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Peseiro leaves Nigeria role as contract ends

Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro announces his departure, despite guiding the Super Eagles to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Inside Africa’s biggest mosque

The Djamaa el Djazaïr mosque is Africa's largest mosque and the third largest in the world.

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Moroccan IS militants sentenced to death in Somalia

The men will be executed by a firing squad if their appeal against the sentence fails.

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UK to pay at least £370m to Rwanda for asylum deal

The figure, which covers a five-year period, is revealed in a report by the government's spending watchdog.

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