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UK asylum plan defended by Rwandan Anglican archbishop

Sat, 18/06/2022 - 12:38
Laurent Mbanda disagrees with senior Church of England clerics who have called the policy "immoral".

African brain drain: '90% of my friends want to leave'

Sat, 18/06/2022 - 01:09
A new survey reveals 52% of young Africans are considering emigrating - some of them told the BBC why.

DR Congo soldier shot dead by Rwanda police

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 17:46
The killing adds to fears of wider conflict as DR Congo accuses Rwanda of backing Congolese rebels.

South African F1 would create 'huge uplift' but 'work to be done'

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 13:55
A Formula 1 race in South Africa is not an expensive luxury but will provide widespread benefits, says prospective organiser Warren Scheckter.

Nigeria's Owo church massacre: Who are the victims?

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 10:43
Remembering some of the 40 people killed in an attack on a church which shocked Nigeria.

AI and Robotics in healthcare: A phone could hear if you have TB

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 07:21
AI and robotics are leading to significant healthcare advances in South Africa.

Rwanda asylum policy: Deportee says plan would have deterred him

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 03:34
But the man - taken off a deportation flight - says he didn't know about the policy before reaching the UK.

Congo peat: The 'lungs of humanity' which are under threat

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 00:53
Carbon-rich peatlands are under threat from development, posing a risk for future climate change.

Egypt sack coach Ehab Galal after just three games in charge

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 17:24
Record seven-time African champions Egypt sack Ehab Galal as coach after just three games in charge of the national team.

Shingai Shoniwa: 'My new music explores more of my heritage'

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 17:09
Singer Shingai Shoniwa says that her new music is influenced by her Zimbabwean heritage.

Ukraine war: Moroccan's death sentence being ignored, sister says

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 13:18
Brahim Saaudun and two Britons were captured by Russian forces while fighting for Ukraine.

Nigeria's Falz and Teni back Inec's voter registration drive

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 02:31
While some Nigerians feel empowered, others need to be encouraged to register for next February's poll.

The Nigerian coach eyeing US basketball history

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 17:15
Ime Udoka, who is looking to lead Boston Celtics to the NBA championship, "always excelled" when he played for Nigeria.

Rwanda asylum: Government plans new flight after cancellation

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 09:28
Tuesday's flight for asylum seekers was cancelled minutes before take-off after a late legal challenge.

How The Gambia’s oyster farmers are being hit by climate change

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 00:56
Women's livelihoods in The Gambia are under threat from rising temperatures and sea levels.

Last-minute legal battle cancelled Rwanda asylum flight

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 22:26
Up to seven people had been expected to be removed to the east African country on Tuesday evening.

Rwanda asylum plan: Last-minute legal battle over flight

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 20:12
The European Court of Human Rights blocks the removal of one of seven passengers from Tuesday's flight.

Ryanair Afrikaans test: Airline drops controversial South African quiz

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 19:02
Boss Michael O'Leary responds to the row by saying that the quiz "doesn't make sense anymore".

Ryanair Afrikaans test: Why South Africa loves and loathes the language

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 18:53
Ryanair stirred emotions over South African passport holders pass a test in the language.

Rwanda asylum plan: Iranian ex-policeman's relief as flight cancelled

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 17:34
The former policeman, who refused to shoot protesters, feared being killed if deported by the UK.