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South Africa shocked by live rape trial of Timothy Omotoso

South Africa shocked by live rape trial of Timothy Omotoso

Image copyright Sowetan/Getty Images A televised rape trial in South Africa has prompted a furious public backlash after a witness – who says she was raped by her pastor from the age of 14 – was subjected to a lengthy and, at times, aggressively intimate cross-examination by the lawyer representing a 60-year-old Nigerian televangelist, Timothy […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption President Biya, 85, has been in power since 1982 Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Mr Biya, at 85 sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls […]

Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Kanu said that Israel’s spy agency Mossad have been helping him Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel one year after soldiers stormed his home in the southern Abia state. “I’m in Israel,” Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio […]

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: ‘I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat’

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: ‘I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat’

The towering vista of Mount Kenya provides an unlikely backdrop to a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has embraced crypto-currencies as a form of payment. Betty’s Place specialises in “nyama choma”, a lip-smacking goat meat barbeque that is a firm favourite amongst Kenyans. Located in the rural town of Nyeri, about 150km (90 miles) outside the […]

Nigeria’s Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

Nigeria’s Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

Sectarian violence sparked by a spat at a market has left 55 people dead in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a row between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani. The state police commissioner said 22 people were arrested after the unrest. Authorities […]

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire ‘home safely’

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire ‘home safely’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Financial magazine Forbes says Mohammed Dewji is worth $1.5bn (£980m) Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam. “I have returned home safely,” he said in a tweet from his company METL Group’s account. […]

Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister

Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many of those who risk the journey across the Mediterranean have to be rescued Libya’s foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU. The plan was drawn up by EU leaders in June as Italy called for more […]

Why is this village letting mosquitoes in?

Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso. It is part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects. It will be the first time genetically engineered mosquitoes have been released in any African country. Video produced by Trystan Young and Daniel South. Listen to […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 12 – 18 October 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 12 – 18 October 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption At the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Tunisia’s Zaineb Sghaier (in blue) tussles with Natacha Veronique Nabaina of Cameroon in the wrestling competition… Image copyright EPA Image caption While […]

Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill me

Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill me

Image copyright Walta TV Image caption The prime minister ordered the protesting soldiers to do press-ups to defuse the tension Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. At the time, he defused the situation by ordering […]

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