Free coronavirus tests in Gambian capital

Azeezat Olaoluwa Women’s Affairs Journalist, BBC News Up to 100 people are to be tested for coronavirus each week in The Gambia's capital city, Banjul. Mayor...

Chinese defendants ‘wear PPE to Kenyan court’

by bbcafrica A magistrate in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa was forced to postpone a case after three Chinese suspects walked in wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) gear,...

Falling oil revenue: We must end gas flaring – RMAFC boss

By Chukwuemeka Chinazaekpere Faced with dwindling oil revenue, which has threatened 2020 federal and state governments’ budgets, Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, Engr Elias...

South Africa’s economic woes bigger than monetary policy – central bank chief

By Chidinma Uchechukwumgemezu Formally adding unemployment or economic growth to the South African central bank’s mandate would risk policy mistakes and hurting its credibility, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on...

Nigeria: World powers deny us weapons to fight insurgency

By Chidinma Uchechukwumgemezu The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight...

Africa records over a million confirmed coronavirus cases

By Chidinma Uchechukwumgemezu The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,064,546 as the...

Islamic state-linked fighters seize key Mozambique LNG port town

By Agencies Fighters linked to Islamic State seized control of a northern Mozambican port town that’s been a key logistics link for a $23 billion natural-gas project that Total...

Namibia Rejects Inadequate German Reparations Proposal

By Kizzi Asala with AFP Not acceptable was the response of Namibian President Hage Geingob in rejection of the German government’s proposal during negotiations that began in 2015 to...

South African football fans cheer on from home

By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi Football matches have resumed behind closed doors in South Africa after a 152-day stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic. Football lovers like Brian Khuzwayo in his...

Thousands evicted from settlements in South Africa

By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi Nearly 2,000 people have been evicted from a housing development in Johannesburg. According to local media, the occupants of the housing development were...

New Strict COVID-19 Regulations in Malawi

By Kizzi Asala with AFP Coronavirus Cases on the Rise The Ministry of Justice in Malawi decided to impose strict precautionary measures on Sunday...

Jihadists Take Possession of Mozambican Gas-Rich Town

By Kizzi Asala with AFP Islamic Terrorism Mocimboa da Praia, a major port situated in the Northern oil-rich region of Mozambique, was taken over...

One year anniversary of the death of DJ Arafat

By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi He is dead but still alive in the hearts of many fans. It is now one year since the motorbike accident that claimed the life of...

Rwanda doubts Burundi wants to normalise ties

Samba Cyuzuzo BBC Great Lakes Rwanda's foreign minister has expressed doubts on the willingness of neighbouring Burundi to normalise diplomatic ties. This comes after last week's...