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...

Sudan army commanders face punishment over loss of city

Sudan's army chief has lambasted "negligent" commanders after a rival paramilitary group captured the strategic city of Wad Madani. The army had been criticised for leaving the capital of Gezira state, without putting up a...

Angola leaves Opec oil cartel in output quota row

Angola has announced it is leaving the oil producers' organisation Opec over a dispute on output quotas. It follows last month's decision by the 13-member cartel and 10 allied nations to further slash oil production...

Tunisia’s historic Kairouan walls collapse, killing three

Three stonemasons have died after a section of the historic walls around the Old City of Kairouan in Tunisia collapsed on Saturday. Officials say a 30m section of the wall near the Gate of the...