Africa

Uganda floods kill nine including a child

Eight of the bodies had been retrieved by Tuesday afternoon.

BBC Komla Dumor Award 2022 launched

The winner will spend 3 months at BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience.

Suspected Islamists kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

They killed at least 12 civilians, burned houses and motorbikes during raids on two villages.

Malawian President dissolves cabinet on corruption row

Nearly early three-quarters of Malawians live on less than $2 a day.

Burkina Faso crowd celebrates West Africa's latest coup

The crowd gathered in Ouagadougou's national square to play live music and dance.

SA corruption probe flags Covid contracts worth $137 million

The 2.1 billion rand of contracts under suspicion have been enrolled in the Special Tribunal.

Video of vaccines being destroyed in Nigeria recirculates in misleading posts

Some posts praised Nigeria for being "wiser" than South Korea and other Western countries.

Uganda issues directive to allow pregnant students back

The Covid-19 pandemic left over 354,736 school girls impregnated in 2020.

Mali asks Denmark to withdraw troops deployed there

Mali government said the deployment took place without its consent.

US condemns detention of Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré

On Monday, Burkina Faso military said it had seized power and overthrown Kaboré.

Malawi president fires cabinet amid graft concerns

Chakwera was elected in 2020 promising to fight corruption.

Burkina Faso military says it has seized power

Mr Kaboré faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency.

Afcon: Deadly crush reported at Cameroon stadium

Match officials were quoted saying that some 50,000 people were trying to attend.

Senegal's ruling party loses key cities in local elections

The West African country voted in municipal and regional elections on Sunday.

Sudan deputy leader on rare visit to Ethiopia

There have been sporadic deadly clashes between the two sides in recent years.

Burkina Faso president reportedly detained by military

The government, however, denied suggestions of a military coup or that the president was under arrest

Prosecutor seeks life sentence for convicted 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

Rusesabagina highlighted what he described as 'abuses by Kagame's government'