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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Muted Eid celebrations for millions of Nigerian Muslims

The economic crisis means millions of Nigerian Muslims will not be celebrating Eid al-Adha as normal.

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South Africa survive Nepal scare as NZ thrash Uganda

South Africa beat Nepal by one run in last-ball thriller, while New Zealand bowl Uganda out for 40 to claim first win at T20 World Cup.

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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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