Military-led West Africa states leave ECOWAS

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have announced they are leaving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The junta-led countries had already been suspended from the bloc, which has been urging them to return...

Kenya court blocks police deployment to Haiti

The Kenyan High Court has blocked the government from deploying police officers to fight gangs in Haiti. The judge argued that the deployment would be illegal as the National Security Council lacks the legal authority...

Mali gold mine collapse kills dozens

At least 40 people were killed after a tunnel collapsed in a gold mine in Mali, officials say. "It started with a noise. The earth started to shake," Oumar Sidibe, a local official for gold...

Two Nigerians held in Kenya over student’s death

Two further suspects have been arrested over the murder and mutilation of a student in Kenya. In a killing that shocked the country, the dismembered remains of Rita Waeni, 20, were discovered in rubbish bags...

Somalia turns back Ethiopian plane headed for Somaliland

Somalia has turned away a plane transporting officials from Ethiopia to the self-declared republic of Somaliland in a major escalation of the diplomatic row between the countries. Somalia's information minister told the BBC the plane...

Mine landslide kills 22 people in Tanzania

Twenty-two people have died following a landslide at an illegal mine in northern Tanzania, officials said. The incident occurred at Ng'alita mine in Bariadi district, Simiyu region on Saturday, district commissioner Simon Simalenga said. It occurred...

African Episcopal Conferences reject blessings for same-sex marriage

African Episcopal Conferences say they strongly uphold the traditional doctrine on marriage within the Catholic Church, in a consolidated response to the declaration of Fiducia Supplicans by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the...

Nigeria minister suspended over personal bank account

Nigeria's president has suspended a minister over the alleged diversion of more than 585 million naira ($640,000; £500,000) of public money into a personal bank account. Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Minister Betta Edu was...

Ministers barred from Congo poll for fraud, violence

Three ministers and four governors have been disqualified from last month's election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, because of fraud and violence. They are among 82 candidates excluded from the legislative, provincial and local...

Bagbin represents Ghana at CSPOC2024: Advocates collaboration on global issues

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, is presently representing the Parliament of Ghana at the 27th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CSPOC2024) in Uganda.  The conference, themed around crucial...