Victoire Ingabire: Rwanda to free jailed opposition leader

Victoire Ingabire: Rwanda to free jailed opposition leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victoire Ingabire was arrested in 2010 A Rwandan opposition figure is among more than 2,000 people being freed from jail early after receiving a pardon. Victoire Ingabire is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for threatening state security and “belittling” the 1994 genocide. She has been a leading critic of […]

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding

Media captionGusts & floods: Hurricane Florence makes landfall Weather forecasters warn of the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina, and Virginia, from storm Florence. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast area with rain, downing trees and damaging […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines wakes to storm destruction

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines wakes to storm destruction

Media captionSuper typhoon reaches the Philippines Areas of the northern Philippines have woken up to destruction wrought by the strong winds and heavy rains of a massive storm, Typhoon Mangkhut. Almost all buildings in the city of Tuguegarao sustained some damage, a government official said, and communications were down in places. However, there were no […]

Mac Miller death: Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex-boyfriend

Mac Miller death: Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex-boyfriend

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple broke up earlier this year Singer Ariana Grande has posted on social media about her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death. In the first public statement since he died of a suspected overdose last week, Grande described him as her “dearest friend” and the “kindest, sweetest soul with demons […]

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 3,000 people have been infected with cholera Zimbabwe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 25 people, mostly in the capital, Harare. New Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube sent an appeal on Twitter, sharing a mobile payment account number. […]

Nigerian comedian Gordons D’Berlusconi’s lessons for Londoners

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Kofi Annan – Timeline of former UN secretary-general

The former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan died at the age of 80. The Ghanaian diplomat was the first black African to be appointed secretary-general of the United Nations. BBC Africa looks back at his career. Kofi Annan – Timeline of former UN secretary-general

Zimbabwe crowdfunds to tackle cholera emergency

Zimbabwe crowdfunds to tackle cholera emergency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities say more than 3,000 people are infected with cholera Zimbabwe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 25 people, mostly in the capital, Harare. New Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube sent an appeal on Twitter, sharing a mobile payment account […]

Nigerian ran scam ‘from detention centre’

Nigerian ran scam ‘from detention centre’

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption The alleged ringleader, in a blurred image released by New South Wales Police Australian police have charged a man they say was running a multi-million dollar email scam from inside an immigration detention centre in Sydney. The Nigerian man, 43, headed a fraud ring which sent fake messages that […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 7-13 September 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 7-13 September 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption People in Kenya’s capital Nairobi salvage construction material on Thursday after government bulldozers knock down a mall which was allegedly built illegally on a river bed. Image copyright EPA Image caption Ethiopia’s Birhanu Mekonnen runs […]