Sunday, November 17, 2019

Kenya prisoners denied pay rise

The High Court in Kenya has dismissed a petition seeking to increase prisoners' wages. Three ex-inmates filed the petition four years ago, arguing that current...

Chemistry exam leaves Kenyan students and teachers ill

A number of Kenyan students sitting a chemistry practical exam have taken ill after being exposed to a poisonous chemical, the local Daily Nation newspaper...

Burkinabe president declares three days of mourning

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore has declared three days of national mourning following Wednesday's attack on a mining company convoy that killed 38 people...

South African doctors stop dialysis on asylum seeker

An Ethiopian asylum seeker has been taken off life-saving dialysis treatment because she is not a South African citizen, her friend has told BBC...

Nigeria’s Lionheart disqualified from Oscar race

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar's Best International Feature Film category. The Academy...

Dismantle Warehouses along the border or we keep borders shut – Nigeria to C’ties

The Federal Government on Monday gave conditions that ECOWAS countries have to meet for Nigeria to reopen its borders. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey...

Border closure: Nigeria-Ghana holds crunch meeting despite extension

Ghanaian officials are scheduled to meet Nigerian authorities over a crunch meeting to discuss issues surrounding the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border at Seme. The...

Gambia beauty queen testifies about her assault

A Gambian beauty queen has accused the country's former president, Yahya Jammeh, of raping her because she refused to marry him. Giving evidence to the...

Tanzania billionaire told kidnapper to shoot him

Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has said that he asked his kidnapper to shoot him six days into being held captive. His abduction, 12 months ago,...

Egyptian man dies after official ‘forced’ him off moving train

Railway officials in Egypt have been arrested following the death of one man and life-changing injuries of another near the Nile Delta city of...