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Eleven babies die in Senegal hospital fire

6 hours 15 min ago
More than 10 newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal.

Eleven newborn babies die in Senegal hospital fire

14 hours 6 min ago
The fire is thought to have been caused by a short circuit at the hospital in Tivaouane, officials say.

Nigeria's kidnapping crisis: Should ransom payments be banned?

20 hours 5 min ago
Businessman Lawal Ado has paid ransoms three times and says there is no other option.

Basketball Africa League: US Monastir to meet Petro Atletico in final

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 23:21
Tunisia's 2021 Basketball Africa League runners-up knock out champions Zamalek to meet Petro Atletico in the final.

Africa Day party: Glammed-up Lagos revellers celebrate

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 18:26
Nigerians turn out in style for a star-studded concert to celebrate the continent's special day.

Burkina Faso missing miners: Four dead bodies found

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 12:40
Another four miners remain missing more than a month after a Burkina Faso zinc mine was flooded.

Ghana cost of living: 'I used to buy oil in bulk, now I can't even buy one'

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 12:02
Caterer Mark shows us how his shopping habits have changed as food prices in Ghana almost double.

Joel Embiid: Will Cameroonian NBA star switch to play for France?

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 08:00
Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid could turn his back on Cameroon, the land of his birth, to play internationally for France.

'I change how I look and talk to fit in at work'

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 00:05
Two thirds of women of colour in UK workplaces say they change themselves to fit in, a report says.

Mining giant pleads guilty to bribery in Africa

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 20:57
Glencore's UK subsidiary pleads guilty to bribery in London, while the firm resolves similar US claims for $1bn.

Nigeria basketball: Fiba warns of long-term impact of withdrawal from internationals

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 18:00
Basketball's world governing body Fiba warns Nigeria the impact of the government's withdrawal from the sport will last longer than the proposed two years.

The American ventriloquist who became a Nigerian queen

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 15:25
Queen Angelique-Monet, a trained ventriloquist, is married to the king of Eti-Oni a region of Nigeria.

Banned Kenya and Zimbabwe barred from 2023 Nations Cup

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 09:28
Zimbabwe and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after failing to overturn global football fans.

Why Africa couldn’t get urgent global deal on drought

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 01:05
Africa has been hit by 14 extreme droughts in the past two years alone - more than any other continent.

Mozambique insurgency: Why 24 countries have sent troops

Mon, 23/05/2022 - 00:11
Mozambique is at the heart of a global battle for influence, even though its conflict has local roots.

French Open: Ons Jabeur beaten in first round by Magda Linette

Sun, 22/05/2022 - 12:55
Sixth seed Ons Jabeur suffers a surprise first-round defeat by Magda Linette on the opening day of the French Open.

Nigeria: Four die in Lagos Island building collapse

Sun, 22/05/2022 - 10:30
Four people die after a three-storey building collapsed in an upmarket area of Lagos.

What beauty parlours reveal about Somali women

Sun, 22/05/2022 - 00:09
Somali women are usually expected to cover up and keep quiet - beauty parlours are a welcome relief.

Nigeria's facial scars: The last generation

Sat, 21/05/2022 - 00:19
The marks were a way of identifying the lineage of people, but the practice has been outlawed.

Confederation Cup: RS Berkane win shoot-out to lift trophy

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 23:15
Moroccans RS Berkane win their second Confederation Cup final in two years after beating Orlando Pirates on penalties.