Egyptian TikTok star arrested

BBC World Service The Egyptian security services are reported to have detained a young woman who has a big following on TikTok in the latest arrest of a female...

President Ramaphosa urges South Africans to keep distance from elderly

By Agencies President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans to keep a distance from their elderly parents and grandparents so as to save their lives as the COVID-19...

Kenya to resume international flights

By Agencies Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting...

Scaled-down inauguration: Malawi president vows to declare assets

By Africanews Scaled-down inauguration: Malawi president vows to declare assets Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera’s official inauguration took place today (July 6) days...

Uganda stadium to host COVID-19 field hospital

By Africanews Kampala’s national stadium, home of the national football team and Uganda’s premier athletics venue, has been deserted for several months by sports fans due to the...

African nations reopening airspace despite rising COVID-19 cases

By Africanews As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single...

More pupils return to school in South Africa

By Africanews Pupils at Melpark Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa have to show a consent signed by parents before being allowed access to the premises.

South Africa’s boozy church struggles with COVID lockdown rules

Tumelo Modiba When South Africa began easing its coronavirus lockdown in May, it allowed religious worshippers to gather in groups of up to 50, but maintained a ban...

Kenya announces phased reopening from coronavirus lockdown

Ayenat Mersie, Omar Mohammed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown, lifting restrictions on travel in and out of...

Nurses in Zimbabwe arrested as they protest over pay

by MacDonald Dzirutwe Police in Zimbabwe arrested 12 nurses protesting outside state hospitals on Monday demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars as inflation running at...

U.N. says attacks by Islamist militia in Congo may be war crimes

by Hereward Holland Systematic and brutal attacks by Islamist militants in the Congo over the last 18 months may amount to war crimes, the United Nations...

Dozens missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

At least 21 people are missing after a boat accident in eastern Nigeria. Local media reports that the boat was carrying 23 people when it capsized on River Benue.

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman...

Coronavirus: Kenya lifts travel restrictions

Ferdinand Omondi BBC News, Nairobi Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a phased reopening of the country amid a rising number of coronavirus infections. The president...