Nigeria election 2019: Observers urge calm after delay

Nigeria election 2019: Observers urge calm after delay

Image copyright AFP Image caption Disappointed voters have criticised the electoral commission for the last minute postponement of the poll Foreign election observers have appealed for calm following the last-minute postponement of the Nigerian election by a week. “We call on all Nigerians to remain calm and support the electoral process”, said a statement from […]

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

Image copyright Perttu Saksa Louis Houenoude lives in the small village of Heve, just outside Grand-Popo, in the small West African country of Benin. He used to paint barber shop signs for a living. But now he is a bona fide artist. An art gallery in Finland is exhibiting a series of portraits painted by […]

Colobus monkeys in Kenya ‘threatened by humans’

A conservationist is providing a safe space for colobus monkeys in Diani, a Kenyan coastal region near Mombasa. Nancy Mungania from Colobus Conservation, an NGO, is on a mission to save the monkeys, who are facing the threats of deforestation and poaching. In this BBC One Minute story, Nancy urged people not to see the […]

US ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over abuse claims

US ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over abuse claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Multiple allegations against Theodore McCarrick have emerged A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historical sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a teenager five decades […]

Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

Media captionElectoral commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu announces the move Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”. Main rival Atiku Abubakar called for patience but accused the […]

Anger and frustration at postponement

Anger and frustration at postponement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some voters turned up at polling stations before hearing about the postponement Many Nigerians woke up wondering whether the last-minute postponement of the presidential election was fake news. In the middle of the night, just five hours before polls were due to open, Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission (Inec) head Mahmood […]

Zimbabwe flooding: Nine rescued from Kadoma mine shaft

Zimbabwe flooding: Nine rescued from Kadoma mine shaft

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The men are reported to have had water up to their necks while they waited in hope of rescuers Nine illegal miners have been rescued from a gold mine in Zimbabwe days after a burst dam flooded two shafts. They are reported to have survived by finding higher ground and […]

Sri Lanka’s last-wicket win stuns SA

Sri Lanka’s last-wicket win stuns SA

Kusal Perera had made only one century in his previous 27 Test innings Kusal Perera hit an unbeaten 153 as Sri Lanka chased 304 to claim a stunning one-wicket win over South Africa in the first Test in Durban. He and Vishwa Fernando, who made six not out, added an unbroken 78 to rescue Sri […]

Nigeria election 2019: Poll halted in last-minute drama

Nigeria election 2019: Poll halted in last-minute drama

Media captionElectoral commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu announced the move Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week, in a dramatic night-time move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. “Proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer […]

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Image copyright BBC News Image caption Prof Djikeng’s thinking was moulded by his childhood experiences A researcher in Edinburgh is leading efforts to develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa. Prof Appolinaire Djikeng is developing cows, pigs and chickens that are resistant to diseases and more productive. Among them are cattle that have […]

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