Africa

UN condemns jailing of Nigerian boy for 'blasphemy'

12 states in Nigeria's Muslim-dominated north operate Sharia system of justice.

Hotel Rwanda hero charged with terrorism

Rusesabagina is a fierce critic of President Paul Kagame and had been living abroad.

Uganda and Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

The project is expected to create more than 18,000 jobs for Tanzanians.

Mali opposition rejects 'power grab' transition

Ecowas had called for the interim president to be a civilian.

DR Congo gold mine collapse leaves 50 feared dead

Local officials say most of those feared dead are young people.

Nigerian First lady defends posting daughter's wedding

Citizens' sentiments were captured by Daily Trust newspaper cartoonist Bulama.

SA no longer among five countries worst hit by Covid-19

South Africa has been reporting fewer new cases daily

Victoria Rubadiri wins BBC's Komla Dumor award

Rubadiri is the second Kenyan to win the award after Wihiga Mwaura.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero arrested on terrorism charges

The bureau said on Twitter he had been arrested "through international cooperation".

Nigeria slams Ghana over 'harassment of its citizens'

The government condemned "aggressive and incessant deportation" of Nigerians.

Flamboyant Nigerian re-elected to top Africa bank job

Adesina ran unopposed and gained 100 per cent of votes cast at the AfDB's annual meeting.

Congo elephant poacher jailed for 30 years

His trial and sentencing last week marked the first criminal conviction in Congo.

Africa to be declared free of wild polio

The disease is now only found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Twenty inmates killed after Madagascar prison riot

Eight prisoners were seriously injured as the authorities tried to regain control.

Ramaphosa: ANC deeply implicated in corruption

Ramaphosa said some members of the governing ANC were involved in corruption.

Dozens rescued from rubber boat drifting in Mediterranean

It is believed that the boat had set off from Libya.

World's oldest man' Fredie Blom dies aged 116 in South Africa

Although he gave up drinking many years ago, he was a regular smoker.