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. […]

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

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 […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Their move comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. […]

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 […]

Central African Republic’s singing survivor: Why a grenade can’t stop our music

Image copyright Adrienne Surprenant Emmanuel Ngallos and his band sing for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) because they came under attack at a concert last year, writes Brenna Daldorph. “I’m the only survivor who actually saw the grenade,” says Ngallos, who was on keyboards at the time looking out at the excited crowd […]

Codeine syrup addiction: Nigerian arrested after BBC expose

Image caption Chukwunonye Madubuike had been on the run since he appeared in the BBC documentary in May A former Nigerian pharmaceuticals executive who was implicated in a BBC investigation into the illegal sale of addictive opioids has been arrested. Chukwunonye Madubuike was detained west of Lagos, close to the border with Benin, police said. […]

Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career

Angel Wanjiru was born with a congenital disorder called hydrocephalus, which means she has a bigger head than other people. But she’s overcome bullies and health problems and is now pursuing her dream of becoming a musician. At just 14, she’s produced her first album. Christine Njeri from BBC What’s New? went to meet her. […]

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

Image copyright PA Image caption Russia has said the attack was an act of “mass murder” At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul’s residence

Image copyright EPA Image caption The investigation team included prosecutors and forensics experts in white overalls Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate on 2 […]