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As President Nyusi sacks Mozambique’s army and air force chiefs, we bring you a special report from the epicentre of the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province. South Africans mourn the death of King Zwelithini. Our Resident Presidents look to
Ivoirian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, was being treated for cancer. He is the second prime minister of Ivory Coast to die in less than a year. Plus, why are opposition parties in Chad boycotting April's presidential election? And Malawian
One person was killed, as police fired rubber bullets to disperse students who had been blocking roads and demonstrating outside Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand. Plus Nigerian unions stage nationwide protests over changes to minimum
Twenty children are feared to have drowned after an outing to Apam Beach in southern Ghana. Twelve bodies have so far been retrieved. Plus one of the Chibok girls held captive by Boko Haram in 2014, who managed to escape, talks to our Nigeria
In this special edition to mark International Women’s day, we hear from Mali’s former foreign affairs minister who was one of the world’s youngest to serve in government. Plus the female head coach leading a male national side to success. And
Supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko continue their protests against his arrest and detention on rape charges. Plus the UN Security Council fails to agree on a statement about the Tigray crisis. And the Resident Presidents
Authorities impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, after a reunion ceremony for the kidnapped girls and their parents turned violent. Plus the eco-friendly solution to dealing plastic waste in Sierra Leone. And we’ll hear fr
Sixty nuns and 25 priests have died in Tanzania in the last two months after showing symptoms of coronavirus, the Catholic Church in the East African nation says. Plus, as more Covid-19 vaccines are becoming available - why isn’t there one so
Nearly 300 girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria’s north-western Zamfara state a few days ago, have been released. There is increasing concern about the safety of journalists detained by Ethiopia's military in the conflict
Ivory Coast launches the first widespread Covid vaccine drive under the internationally sponsored Covax scheme, while Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo leads by example by getting his Covax jab in public. Plus a Zambian banking executive descr
More than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls have been abducted in a night-time attack in Zamfara state, in the latest mass abduction targeting schools. Morocco's largest parliamentary party drops its opposition to legalising cannabis after the UN remov
Tanzania’s Professor Hulda Swai wins the latest African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Award for Scientific Excellence. Survivors of separatist violence in English-speaking Cameroon tell their stories. Why the death of the a Kenyan doctor sp
Militants have killed at least 10 people in Nigeria's northern city Maiduguri in Borno state, by using rocket-propelled grenades, which local officials described as a "new trend". Plus Ghana becomes the first country to receive a shipment of C
Rates of COVID-19 infection could be much higher in Nigeria than official figures have previously suggested. That's according to a new survey by the National Centre for Disease Control suggesting that four million people in Lagos state alone ha
Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed, along with an Italian officer and a Congolese driver, in an attack on a UN convoy north of Goma. Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine tells us why he has decide
There has been heavy gunfire in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, as opposition leaders defied a ban on public gatherings to protest about delayed elections. Plus Niger gears up for a run-off in the presidential election. And when is thief not a
Zanzibar’s prominent opposition leader and vice-president Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad has been buried on the island of Pemba after passing away yesterday. South Africa starts a delayed Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Ghana’s M3NSA tells us why he
Armed bandits have killed a school pupil and abducted 27 other children in a night-time raid on their boarding school in north-central Nigeria. Plus, Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, appears in court for terrorism
The former head of the Central African Republic (CAR) football federation, Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, together with Alfred Yekatom, are accused of co-ordinating attacks against the country's Muslim population in 2013-14. Both men have rejected
The former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has become the first woman and the first African to be appointed as director-general of the World Trade Organization. Plus, Guinea has declared that it is dealing with an Ebola epidemi
Nigeria’s Ogale and Bille communities near the Niger Delta are given the green light by the UK Supreme Court to sue oil giant Shell for compensation over pollution, in Britain. We’ll hear from the traditional ruler of the Ogale, who says his co
Tanzania’s chief government spokesperson has given a rare interview to the BBC, asserting that Covid-19 is under control in the country. Human Rights Watch says that heavy shelling in Ethiopia’s Tigray region violated the laws of war. Angol
There is continued insecurity in northern Nigeria as armed gangs kill as least 23 people in a series of attacks in Kaduna state. The internet is back on in Uganda, a month after it was shut down ahead of the elections in January. And Ghana s
Ethiopian government announces the closure of two camps housing hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees. Our correspondent Kalkidan Yibeltal tells us the reasons behind the move and why thousands of refugees are still missing. Nigeria's Cen
Hopes for a speedy recovery from COVID-19 in South Africa have been damped somewhat after health minister Zweli Mkhize said that it would suspend the AstraZeneca formula of the vaccine. The sudden U-turn comes after disappointing data showed th
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