Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident is alleged to have happened in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city Four suspects have been arrested in Morocco after a video emerged on social media showing a group of men sexually molesting a woman on a bus. The footage, posted on Sunday, caused outrage online. It shows the young […]

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was “tired” of eating human flesh. When questioned further, the man produced part of a human leg and hand. Police then accompanied the man back to a house in KwaZulu-Natal where more […]

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Buhari has spent more than five months on medical leave in the UK this year Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Buhari has spent more than five months on medical leave in the UK this year Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari said he had followed events in Nigeria closely during his absence. […]

BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences

Media captionBBC Pidgin: Meet the team A new language service for digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa has been launched by the BBC World Service. Pidgin is one of the most widely-spoken languages across the region, even though it is not officially recognised. The launch is part of the World Service’s […]

Grace Mugabe: South Africa grants immunity despite assault claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Mugabe failed to show at a summit in Pretoria on Saturday South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. President Robert Mugabe and his wife arrived back in Harare early on Sunday. […]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK. Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for. It was the president’s second spell of medical leave this year – leading many Nigerians to […]

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

Image copyright SA Government Image caption Mduduzi Manana became deputy education minister in 2012 A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. He is accused of hitting the woman during […]

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Image copyright AFP Image caption A “red alert” was set up at the border to stop Mrs Mugabe fleeing South Africa The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa. Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused […]

Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

The death toll from Wednesday’s landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say. Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert. Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse. […]

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