US condemns violence amid Ugandan protests

by bbcafrica The US has condemned the violence that gripped Uganda's capital, Kampala, and other major towns following Wednesday's arrest of presidential candidate Robert...

Ugandan presidential candidate suspends campaigns

Ugandan presidential candidate, Mugisha Muntu, has suspended campaigns until other opposition candidates who were arrested on Wednesday are released. Mr Muntu called for the release of Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly...

Nigerian military strikes bandits’ camp

by bbcafrica Nigeria's military killed bandits in a land and air operation on a camp located north of the country where...

Burkinabé ready for Sunday’s presidential election

By Rédaction Africanews The walls of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou are smothered in posters as more than a dozen rivals try to win over voters ahead of Sunday's...

Thousands fleeing Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict – UN

BBC World Service The UN Refugee Agency has told the BBC that thousands of civilians are continuing to flee across the border into Sudan to escape the continuing unrest...

Uganda protests death toll rises to seven

Patience Atuhaire BBC News, Kampala The death toll from Wednesday’s protests against the arrest of Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has risen to seven, police...

SA leader ‘concerned’ over escape of Malawi preacher

by bbcafrica South Africa's leader Cyril Ramaphosa says the escape of a Malawian preacher and his wife from the country has been "very...

Morocco carries out work in disputed W’Sahara near border

By Rédaction Africanews Morocco on Wednesday began work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara at the centre of a crisis that pits the kingdom against the pro-independence...

Lekki Shooting: Buhari, Buratai, NBC DG Must Resign Now – CNPP

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), the umbrella association of all registered political parties and political associations in the country, has called for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief...

Trump plans to pull US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq

By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq would be cut significantly by January 2021. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller announced Tuesday that the withdrawal would...

Ghana’s president denies meddling in anti-corruption fight

Thomas Naadi BBC News, Accra Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has denied allegations of interference made by former anti-corruption chief Martin Amidu. In a statement, the president...

Fugitive Malawian preacher turns himself in

by bbcafrica Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have handed themselves over to police in their home country after skipping bail...

Gunfire continues in Western Sahara buffer zone

Gunfire has continued along the disputed buffer zone between Morocco and the area held by the pro-independence Polisario Front in Western Sahara this week. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine arrested on campaign trail

by bbcafrica Ugandan opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested while on the campaign trail