Sunday, March 24, 2019

Nigeria Election: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari today

Nigerians are finally going to the polls following a last-minute postponement a week ago. In Africa's most populous nation, the main challenger to President Muhammadu...

UK joins Boeing aircraft ban after crash

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace "as a precautionary measure". The decision...

Senegal election: President Macky Sall wins second term

Senegal's President Macky Sall has won a second seven-year term following Sunday's election. He took 58% of the vote in the poll in which he...

Kidnapped teachers killed in Burkina Faso

Two teachers have been killed in Burkina Faso after being kidnapped, the ministry of education has confirmed. They were kidnapped on 11 March and buried...

Sirleaf son charged over Liberia banknotes

The son of Liberia's ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been charged with economic sabotage in connection with the unlawful printing of local currency worth...

Google regrets ‘minor glitch’ that sent Ghanaian currency plummeting

It's been a rough 2019 for Ghana's currency, the cedi. It fell to a record low against the dollar in February, according to Bloomberg, and...

Senegal election: President Macky Sall ‘heading for victory’

Senegalese President Macky Sall is headed towards a second term in office, his prime minister has alleged. Mohammed Dionne said preliminary results suggested Mr Sall...

US refuses to ground Boeing crash aircraft

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has said it will not suspend Boeing 737 Max aircraft despite mounting pressure from senators and workers' unions. The...

“Doom” prophet to appear in court

The so-called prophet of DOOM, Lethebo Rabalago is expected to appear in the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo on Friday. He has to present reasons...

Kenya police seize ‘$20m of fake cash’ from bank

Police in Kenya say they have arrested six people after seizing fake currency worth more than $20m (£15m) from a branch of Barclays Bank...