Burundi, South Sudan face expulsion from regional bloc

Russell Padmore Business correspondent, BBC News Burundi and South Sudan could soon lose their membership of the East African Community, which could undermine the stability of the regional economic...

Tourism decline hampers wildlife in Kenya

by Africanews A reserve home to orphaned baby elephants in Kenya provides human care for these young elephants in the absence of their mothers.

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – president

By Agencies Algeria is waiting for an apology for France’s colonial occupation of the North African country, the president said, expressing hope that Emmanuel Macron would build on recent...

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

By Agencies More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded...

DR Congo troops kill Angolan soldier in border incident

By Agencies An Angolan soldier was killed on Sunday by DR Congo troops after a tense incident and an exchange of gunfire along their border, according to local DR...

Madagascar’s capital confined again as cases spike

Antananarivo returns to containment, two months after the easing of restrictive measures and even the reopening of schools, authorities have again decided to restrict movement in the Malagasy capital due to the...

Zimbabwe’s first cigar manufacturing company begins production

by Africanews A Zimbabwean entrepreneur in Africa’s top tobacco producer has launched the first local brand of hand-rolled cigars, defying coronavirus and economic odds to light up...

Protest against Turkish intervention in Benghazi

by Africanews Thousands demonstrated in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday against what they claim is Turkish interference in the country’s domestic affairs. Turkey...

Violence ‘delayed Ethiopia dam talks’

Kalkidan Yibeltal BBC News, Addis Ababa The deadly violence in Ethiopia that followed the killing of popular musician Hachalu Hundessa last week delayed Nile Dam talks and hampered efforts...

More SA learners return to school despite virus surge

by bbcafrica South Africa's education ministry has continued with its phased reopening of schools despite the surge in coronavirus cases. Grades R (five-year-olds), Grade six (11-year-olds)...

Tanzania shuts centres handling Covid-19 patients

Sammy Awami BBC News, Dar es Salaam Tanzania has closed most centres designated to handle Covid-19 patients. The government said that a significant drop in the...

Nigeria to ‘avenge attack on UN helicopter’

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government will avenge the attack on a UN helicopter in which two people died. The president described the attack in the north-eastern...

Malawi cancels independence day celebrations

BBC World Service Malawi's new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has called off independence celebrations and further scaled back plans for Monday's formal inauguration. Both events were due...

Sudan fires police chief and deputy after protests

Will Ross Africa editor, BBC World Service The transitional government in Sudan has fired the police chief and his deputy, days after large protests across the country as people...