Niger leader charged with plot to overthrow the government

Leading Nigerien opposition figure Hama Amadou, who is being held by the authorities, faces multiple charges including being involved in an organisation seeking to overthrow a democratic regime. The...

African FinTech Start-Up ImaliPay Raises Pre-Seed Funding to Service Gig Workers’ Financial Needs

African FinTech Start-Up ImaliPay Raises Pre-Seed Funding to Service Gig Workers' Financial Needs ImaliPay, an African-based fintech start-up is making waves by reshaping the future of work in the...

Ghana’s experts assures public of vaccine safety

Thomas Naadi BBC News, Accra The arrival of hundreds of 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines in Ghana has been widely welcomed, but the authorities here say they have...

Kenya museums appeals for historical artefacts

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is asking Kenyans to donate cultural artefacts and other items, as it seeks to build a museum on the country's early history. "NMK...

South Sudan gets tough on face masks

Nichola Mandil Juba The authorities in South Sudan's capital, Juba, have introduced a new measure dubbed "go back home" as a way of enforcing mask-wearing. Dr...

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls released

Is’haq Khalid BBC News, Abuja Schoolgirls kidnapped from a boarding school in the north-western Nigerian state of Zamfara have been released. The state's commissioner for security...

Zimbabwe VP resigns amid ‘voice cloning’ sex scandal

Zimbabwe's second Vice-President Kembo Mohadi has resigned a week after he denied accusations of sexual impropriety. Mr Mohadi, 71, repeated his defence that he was the victim of hacking...

Fixers for foreign journalists detained in Tigray

Desta Gebremedhin BBC Tigrinya Two local fixers working with foreign media organisations have been detained by the military in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Fitsum Berhane, who was...

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: BBC reporter Girmay Gebru detained by military

The BBC reporter in Ethiopia's conflict-hit region of Tigray has been detained by the military. Witnesses say Girmay Gebru, who works for BBC Tigrinya, was taken along with four...

Chad opposition leader quits presidential race

Chad's main opposition candidate Saleh Kebzabo has announced his exit from the presidential election set for 11 April. Mr Kebzabo has accused the incumbent, Idriss Déby, of using force...

Nigeria to receive 3.92m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Chris Ewokor BBC News, Abuja Nigeria is set to receive 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday. It’s the third West-African country to...

Nigerian governor meets 279 freed schoolgirls

Is’haq Khalid BBC News, Abuja The governor of Nigeria's Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has met a group of schoolgirls who were kidnapped last Friday at a boarding school.

Love Island South Africa ‘so white’ Social embed from Twitter

https://twitter.com/LoveIsland_SA/status/1366104829932765197?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1366104829932765197%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Flive%2Fworld-africa-47639452 The much anticipated reveal of the contestants in South Africa's debut edition of popular reality TV show Love Island has been criticised for not representing the country's...

More African nations set to receive Covax vaccines

Twenty-four African countries will soon receive Covid-19 vaccines from the UN-backed Covax programme. They include Kenya and Nigeria that will receive the vaccines on Tuesday. Kenya...