Africa’s top shots: 30 April-6 May 2021

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent: image captionA girl ponders a chess gambit in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos, on...

Covid-19 vaccines: Why some African states have leftover doses

By Peter Mwai BBC Reality Check Which countries have unused vaccines? Malawi has been left with 16,400 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, while South Sudan has...

More Nigeria students kidnapped in fresh attack

Chris Ewokor BBC News, Abuja An unknown number of university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia. The group was abducted on...

Kenya to launch first national wildlife census

The authorities in Kenya will on Friday launch the first ever national wildlife census. The exercise will be officially launched in eastern Kenya at Shimba Hills National Reserve.

South Africa’s Zulu queen buried

Nomsa Maseko BBC Southern Africa correspondent The regent of South Africa's Zulu nation, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, has been laid to rest. Her funeral took place...

Bishop urges prayers over anti-Buhari priest protest

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu in Nigeria, Callistus Onaga, has called for week-long prayers over church vandalism by supporters of a controversial priest. On Wednesday supporters of Father Ejike...

Zulu Queen: Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu buried amid succession row

The Zulu Queen, Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu, who died unexpectedly last week, has been buried in a private ceremony in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. She was appointed regent of the country's...

Chad rebel group have been repelled, says defence minister

By Africanews and AFP Rebels who launched an offensive in northern Chad, sparking clashes that claimed the life of veteran president Idriss Deby Itno, are in flight, the country's...

Oprah Winfrey graduate celebrates school’s first PhD

Lindiwe Tsope, 27, has become the first pupil from Oprah Winfrey’s school in South Africa to achieve a PhD. The sociology graduate told TimesLive she was "still processing the...

Nigerian President confirms 30 kidnapped college students freed

By Rédaction Africanews Ambulances blare sirens as they transport the freed college students in Nigeria. The students arrived at the Kaduna State police headquarters Wednesday.

Somalia ‘mends diplomatic bonds with Kenya’

Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service Somalia says it has restored diplomatic ties with Kenya after severing them in December. It accused its neighbour of...

Europa: Villarreal coach wary of Arsenal’s Aubameyang ahead Thursday’s second leg

By Rédaction Africanews Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he wants to “give something back” after a turbulent season by firing his squad to the Europa League final...

Ethiopian President defends Nile dam filling on visit to Niger

By Rédaction Africanews Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde has defended the disputed Nile dam filing as she visits Niger’s new leader Mohammed Bazoum. The meeting focused on...

Somalia restores diplomatic ties with Kenya – state media

By Ronald Lwere Kato Somalia on Thursday announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Kenya after mediation by Qatar, state media said. Somalia cut ties...