Saturday, December 14, 2019

Prosecutor dies after gun goes off in SA court

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A lawyer has died after she was hit by a bullet when a gun, which was being used in court as evidence, went off...

Kenya to name and shame student loan defaulters

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A Kenyan government agency that gives loans to university students says it will publish the names and photos of 85,000 defaulters if they do...

Blind Ghana student ‘violently’ pulled from Oxford university

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A blind student who was “violently” removed from a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Ebenezer Azamati was “very pleased” that allegations...

Tanzania suspends female rapper for raunchy video

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The authorities in Tanzania have suspended female rapper Rosa Ree from performing for six months, saying her recently released music video "went against the...

Court dismisses rape case against Nigerian pastor

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A Nigerian court has thrown out a case brought by a celebrity photographer who accused a flamboyant pastor of raping her. In September Busola Dakolo...

Kenya prisoners denied pay rise

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...