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Kenya elections 2022: William Ruto picks Rigathi Gachagua as running mate

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 14:19
William Ruto, a frontrunner in this year's presidential election, picks businessman Rigathi Gachagua.

Dennis Ombachi: Kenyan Olympic sevens player coping with bipolar disorder

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 11:00
Kenya's Olympic rugby sevens star Dennis Ombachi on dealing with his bipolar disorder as he urges others with mental health issues to seek treatment.

Nigeria's Kaduna train attack: Pregnant woman freed

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 09:29
One of dozens of train passengers abducted in March said she had been freed on "compassionate grounds".

Al Ahly to face Wydad in Champions League final

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 08:17
Al Ahly will bid for an unprecedented third straight African Champions League title against Wydad Casablanca in the final on 30 May.

Somalia's presidential election: Where just 329 people vote

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 08:08
Only MPs, voting in a heavily fortified zone, will decide on who will lead the troubled country.

Young, Famous & African's Peace Hyde: From teacher to Netflix hitmaker

Sun, 15/05/2022 - 03:07
How Peace Hyde went from teaching science in the UK to making the first Netflix Africa reality TV series.

Nigeria student killing: Round-the-clock curfew after protests

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 17:39
Demonstrators have been demanding the release of two suspects held over the murder of a Christian student.

Somalia elections 2022: Why are they important?

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 11:26
This Sunday, Somalia will hold its long-awaited presidential elections. But why is it significant?

East Africa drought: 'The suffering here has no equal'

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 01:25
Some 20 million people face severe hunger but aid agencies say the world's attention is on Ukraine.

Kenyan fighting FGM crowned world's best nurse

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 16:57
Anna Qabale Duba says the $250,000 prize money will help expand her school for children and adults.

Netflix's Young, Famous & African creator on African success

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 12:22
The co-creator of the Netflix show Young, Famous & African spoke to us about the show's success.

Government's withdrawal of Nigeria from global basketball is 'heart-wrenching'

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 11:38
The decision by Nigeria's government to withdraw the nation from all international basketball is "heart-wrenching", says Upe Atosu.

Somalia's first female pilot: 'People thought it was a man flying the plane'

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 07:52
Asli Hassan Abade made history in 1976 by becoming the first female military pilot in Somalia and in Africa.

Rwandan genocide fugitive Protais Mpiranya confirmed dead

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 19:12
Protais Mpiranya led the presidential guard that killed the then-PM and 10 Belgian peacekeepers.

Floribet Chebeya: DR Congo policeman sentenced to death for murder

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 12:23
The body of Floribet Chebeya was found bound and gagged in his car, triggering national outrage.

Google Translate adds 24 new languages

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 01:48
Ten African languages are among the additions to the US tech giant's interpretation tool.

Ipob: Nigerian 'media warriors' call for killings on social media over Biafra

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 00:13
The BBC investigates a network of Nigerian separatists outside the country urging violence online.

Floyd Mayweather plans to open boxing academy in Nigeria

Wed, 11/05/2022 - 17:40
American Floyd Mayweather is planning to establish a boxing academy in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.

Astou Sokhna's death: Three Senegal midwives convicted

Wed, 11/05/2022 - 17:31
There was national outrage when Astou Sokhna and her unborn baby died after a traumatic labour.

Al Ahly appeal to Cas about African Champions League final in Morocco

Wed, 11/05/2022 - 11:56
Egyptian club Al Ahly appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision to host the African Champions League final in Morocco.