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First UK asylum seekers could be in Rwanda 'in weeks'

Fri, 15/04/2022 - 08:33
The UK scheme to send some asylum seekers to live in Rwanda has been described by critics as "cruel".

Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 April 2022

Fri, 15/04/2022 - 00:19
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.

Durban floods: Is it a consequence of climate change?

Fri, 15/04/2022 - 00:11
KwaZulu-Natal province has seen some serious flooding, but there isn't one clear explanation.

Joel Embiid: Can Cameroonian help Philadelphia 76s to NBA title?

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 19:16
After winning the NBA's scoring title, can Cameroonian centre Joel Embiid help end Philadelphia 76ers' long wait for a championship?

UK asylum plan: Rwanda to exclude those from neighbouring nations

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 18:27
Rwanda's foreign minister says most asylum seekers will be welcomed - but there are some exceptions.

UK asylum deal: Is Rwanda a land of safety or fear?

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 17:01
Visitors to Rwanda are often impressed by its efficiency, but should be careful what they say.

Durban flood survivors: South Africans homeless, hurt and heartbroken

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 15:20
"We're traumatised, we can't even eat," one South African woman says after her house was destroyed.

French-Moroccan Muslim: ‘I feel freer in the UK than France’

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 11:45
Farida was born and raised in France, but she previously lived in the UK for 12 years.

Somalia's elections - where the people don't vote

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 08:01
Somalia's new MPs are due to be sworn in following an election in which the people did not vote.

Football problems in Nigeria 'beyond coaching', says Daniel Amokachi

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 07:57
Nigeria must look beyond changing coach and alter the country's footballing landscape to have success, says ex-striker Daniel Amokachi.

Video shows fatal US police shooting of Congolese man

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 07:30
The shooting of an apparently unarmed black man on 4 April in Michigan has led to protests.

UK to sign deal to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 22:44
The government's plan, set to be announced on Thursday, is criticised as "cruel" by a refugee charity.

Joyce Chepkirui: Kenyan long-distance runner gets four-year doping ban

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 16:40
Kenyan long-distance runner Joyce Chepkirui is banned for four years for an athlete biological passport (ABP) violation.

Durban floods: 'I got no house, I got nothing'

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 15:58
Volunteers in Durban are searching for trapped locals after the worst floods the coast has seen in decades.

Trauma as more die in South Africa floods

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 12:14
KwaZulu-Natal authorities say the storm is one of the worst in South Africa's history.

Is fat freezing the key to weight loss?

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 12:06
Can cryolipolysis, also known as fat freezing, help Terryanne meet her fitness goals in Kenya?

Why Nigeria's historic dye pits in Kano risk closure

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 01:27
They once dressed "the blue men of the desert", but modern tastes and insecurity could spell their end.

Ehab Galal: Egypt appoint Pyramids boss to succeed Carlos Queiroz

Tue, 12/04/2022 - 15:37
Ehab Galal is appointed as Egypt's new national coach after the Pharaohs parted company with Carlos Queiroz.

South Africa's Durban floods: At least 20 die as rain and mudslides cause havoc

Tue, 12/04/2022 - 12:29
People stand on rooftops awaiting rescue after flooding along Durban's coast kills at least 20.

Patrice Beaumelle: Ivory Coast decide not to renew coach's contract

Tue, 12/04/2022 - 11:09
Ivory Coast's football federation (FIF) decide not to renew the contract of national team coach Patrice Beaumelle.