Africa ponders Cup of Nations changes in key symposium

Caf president Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The format and timing of the Africa Cup of Nations is up for discussion as a two-day symposium on the continental game’s future has begun in Morocco. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, […]

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Muthiora Kariara is a political newcomer A TV debate for Kenyan politicians hoping to become deputy president in next month’s elections went ahead even though only one candidate took part. Muthiora Kariara, a political novice who is running with independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu, answered questions for about an hour. […]

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Image copyright Defimedia.com Image caption Kamlesh Mansingh, Anish Soneea and Ravish Fakhoo wore bullet proof vests as they were taken to the crime scene Three men accused of involvement in the murder of a Scottish woman in Mauritius have returned to the crime scene as part of the police investigation. Janice Farman, who was originally […]

Tanzania worshippers swept away in river baptism

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many charismatic churches in Africa perform baptisms in rivers Tanzanian police have detained a pastor after two worshippers drowned while being baptised in a river near Rombo in the north of the country. The two victims were overwhelmed by the current of the River Ungwasi, a police spokesman has told […]

Zambia baboon causes power cut in Livingstone

Image copyright iStock Image caption Baboons and other wildlife are a common site near Livingstone A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity. It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at […]

Cameroon elite army boat capsizes leaving many missing

Only three people have been rescued so far after a Cameroonian army vessel carrying 37 people capsized off the country’s south-west coast, an army source has told the BBC. Soldiers from an elite military unit were on board when the boat sunk as it was travelling to Bakassi on Sunday. The unit, the Rapid Intervention […]

Adebayor: Family just after my money

In 2015, Emmanuel Adebayor publicly revealed some of the personal issues with his family that have disrupted his career. Now the Togolese striker has spoken exclusively to the BBC about the controversy. Adebayor: Family just after my money

Protest delays Senegal deportation

Protest delays Senegal deportation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vueling has a weekly flight to Dakar, Senegal, from Barcelona A group of passengers could face hefty fines after delaying a Vueling flight in Barcelona out of sympathy with a Senegalese migrant on board. The Senegalese man, in handcuffs, was eventually deported to Dakar on the flight. The jet took […]

Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

Media captionA survivor describes how a wall fell directly onto the crowd A wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring almost 90. It fell in after fighting began between rival fans and police responded with tear gas, with a stampede ensuing. Stade de Mbour were playing Union […]

DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

Five Congolese park rangers have been killed in an operation to rescue a US journalist and three other rangers, officials say. The group had gone missing during a militia attack on the town of Mambasa in the Okapi wildlife reserve, in the northeast of the country, on Friday. Cosma Wilungula, the head of DR Congo’s […]