Thursday, October 17, 2019

UGANDA: Pop star turned MP under house arrest

Police in Uganda say they have placed the opposition politician Bobi Wine under "preventative arrest" in his house in the capital, Kampala. A police spokesman...

Japan’s labour minister says high heels at work are ‘necessary’

A Japanese minister has said it is "necessary" for companies to enforce dress codes that require women to wear high heels at work. Takumi Nemoto,...

UGANDA: Pop Star and politician Bobi Wine to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in 2021...

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election “on behalf of...

Nigerian star Tekno arrested for traffic ‘strip dance’

Nigerian musician, Tekno, 26, has been arrested for dancing with "half-naked" women in a truck in the commercial capital, Lagos. The vehicle had glass sides...

Shell ‘losing $560,000 a day to Nigeria oil thieves’

Shell’s subsidiary in Nigeria says the oil giant is losing 10,000 barrels of oil a day to thieves in the West African nation –...

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...

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead...

Mozambique woman gives birth up a tree

A woman gave birth in a mango tree while escaping floods in central Mozambique caused by Cyclone Idai. Single mother Amélia delivered her daughter, Sara,...

South Africa election: ANC leads as votes counted

Votes are being counted in South Africa's election, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to prevent a slide in support for the governing African National...

Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader on the run’

The suspected ringleader of Saturday's failed coup plot in Ethiopia's Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC. Four...