Why is this village letting mosquitoes in?

Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso. It is part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects. It will be the first time genetically engineered mosquitoes have been released in any African country. Video produced by Trystan Young and Daniel South. Listen to […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 12 – 18 October 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 12 – 18 October 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption At the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Tunisia’s Zaineb Sghaier (in blue) tussles with Natacha Veronique Nabaina of Cameroon in the wrestling competition… Image copyright EPA Image caption While […]

Vote delayed after police chief murdered

Vote delayed after police chief murdered

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Raziq was a powerful opponent of the Taliban Parliamentary elections in the Afghan province of Kandahar have been delayed by a week after the assassination of a powerful local police chief. Gen Abdul Raziq was shot dead by a rogue bodyguard on Thursday. The Taliban claimed the attack, which […]

Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Media captionPresident Trump mimics the violent move at a rally US President Donald Trump has praised a Republican congressman who assaulted a journalist last year with a “body slam”, referring to him as “my guy”. “Greg is smart,” Mr Trump said of Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, adding “by the way never wrestle him”. “Any guy […]

China economy at slowest pace since 2009

China economy at slowest pace since 2009

Image copyright Getty Images China has reported its slowest quarterly growth rate since the global financial crisis. The growth figure for the July to September quarter was 6.5% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The result fell short of Reuters analyst forecasts of 6.6%. Policymakers have moved to support the cooling […]

Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border

Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border

Image copyright AFP Image caption The caravan set off from northern Honduras last week Mexico has sent hundreds of police to its southern border as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants approaches from Guatemala. The move came after President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border over […]

Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill me

Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill me

Image copyright Walta TV Image caption The prime minister ordered the protesting soldiers to do press-ups to defuse the tension Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. At the time, he defused the situation by ordering […]

Central African Republic concert attack: Grenade survivor sings for peace

Central African Republic concert attack: Grenade survivor sings for peace

Image copyright Adrienne Surprenant Emmanuel Ngallos and his band sing for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) because they came under attack at a concert last year, writes Brenna Daldorph. “I’m the only survivor who actually saw the grenade,” says Ngallos, who was on keyboards at the time looking out at the excited crowd […]

Codeine syrup addiction: Nigerian arrested after BBC expose

Codeine syrup addiction: Nigerian arrested after BBC expose

Image caption Chukwunonye Madubuike had been on the run since he appeared in the BBC documentary in May A former Nigerian pharmaceuticals executive who was implicated in a BBC investigation into the illegal sale of addictive opioids has been arrested. Chukwunonye Madubuike was detained west of Lagos, close to the border with Benin, police said. […]

Central African Republic: ‘Why a grenade couldn’t stop our music’

Central African Republic: ‘Why a grenade couldn’t stop our music’

Image copyright Adrienne Surprenant Image caption Musician Emmanuel Ngallos and his band use music to spread a message of peace A deadly attack at a concert last year has only made Emmanuel Ngallos more determined to complete his “peace tour” of the Central African Republic, writes Brenna Daldorph. It is 11 November 2017 – a […]