Nairobi fire: Gas blast in Kenyan capital kills three and injures nearly 300

A huge gas blast in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has killed at least three people and injured nearly 300. A lorry carrying gas cylinders exploded in Embakasi district at about 23:30 (20:30 GMT) on Thursday,...

US sanctions Israeli settlers over West Bank violence

US President Joe Biden has approved sanctions on four Israeli settlers accused of attacking Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Mr Biden signed a broad executive order, saying violence in the West Bank had reached...

Nigerians offer ‘special prayers’ over troubled economy

Some Nigerians on Wednesday offered prayers over what they described as the country’s worsening economic situation. Muslim traders in Nigeria’s biggest textile market, Kantin Kwari, in Kano state came out of their shops to pray...

YouTube deletes TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV channel

YouTube has terminated the official channel of disgraced Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua's megachurch for violating its hate speech policies. It comes weeks after an investigation by the BBC and openDemocracy uncovered evidence of widespread sexual...

Hervé Bopda: Cameroon socialite accused of sexual assaults

Cameroonian socialite Hervé Bopda has been arrested after abuse allegations against him prompted national outrage. Earlier this month, Mr Bopda and his acquaintances were accused by a popular activist of committing a number of crimes...

Burkina Faso Shippers Council pays courtesy call on GSA to forge ties

In a significant move towards sustaining maritime and transit trade relations, the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) welcomed a delegation from the Burkina Faso Shippers Council for a courtesy call on Friday, 26th January 2024....

Ghanaian peacekeeper killed in violence in South Sudan – UN

A United Nations peacekeeper from Ghana has been killed alongside some civilians after clashes between rival local groups in the Abyei region on South Sudan's border with Sudan, a U.N. statement said. According to the...

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...

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...