Ethiopia charges opposition figures with terrorism

picture copyrightReuters picture captionJawar Mohammed, an Oromo activist, is amongst these charged Prominent opposition figures are amongst 24 folks charged with terrorism in Ethiopia. The charges had been laid in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest which adopted the killing of standard Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, leaving greater than 150 folks useless in late … Read more

Central African Republic: Ex-officer arrested for war crimes

picture copyrightAFP picture captionEric Danboy Bagale (not pictured) is accused of main the anti-Balaka militias Police in France have arrested a former presidential guard from the Central African Republic (CAR) for alleged war crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity. Eric Danboy Bagale was taken to Paris after his arrest in jap France on Tuesday, … Read more

Coronavirus in South Africa: Relief, pride and the ‘new regular’

picture copyrightGetty Images South Africa, which had one in every of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, is marking a big shift in its battle towards coronavirus, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. It was hardly a “mission achieved” second. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa appeared appropriately dour, and sounded appropriately cautious, as he appeared … Read more

Sierra Leone women’s footballers welcome life changing equal pay

Sierra Leone women’s nationwide soccer workforce performed their first aggressive video games for 10 years on the Wafu zone A event in 2019Sierra Leone women’s worldwide Rashidatu Kamara says she will now obtain her dream of getting a school diploma following a pay enhance. Kamara and her worldwide team-mates will now be paid the identical … Read more

Mozambique’s jihadists and the ‘curse’ of gas and rubies

picture copyrightGetty Images Mozambican troops are failing to recapture a port city from Islamist militants which is necessary for growing one of the largest pure gas reserves in Africa, as the nation – three years into an Islamist insurgency – turns into one more “resource-curse” state, writes Mozambique analyst Joseph Hanlon. President Filipe Nyusi is … Read more

Chad officer briefly freed by family in court fracas

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionThe incident occurred in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena A court listening to in Chad descended into chaos when the family of a army officer being sentenced for homicide seized him and spirited him away. Col Abdoulaye Ahmat Haroun had simply been handed a five-year sentence for a homicide that prompted nationwide … Read more

Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic picture copyrightReuters picture captionSouth Africa went right into a nationwide lockdown on 27 March South Africa, which had one of many world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has introduced an additional easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an in a single day curfew will likely be decreased, gatherings will likely be … Read more

Uganda jail break: More than 200 prisoners escape Moroto facility

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionThe prisoners are believed to have fled into the Mount Moroto hills More than 200 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-east Uganda, officers say, bringing the native city to a standstill whereas safety forces attempt to monitor them down. The inmates reportedly killed a soldier after they broke out … Read more

Unicef condemns jailing of Nigeria teen for ‘blasphemy’

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionIslamic courts have their very own police pressure in Kano The UN kids’s company Unicef has known as on the Nigerian authorities to urgently evaluate an Islamic courtroom’s choice to condemn a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in jail for blasphemy. The boy was convicted in August of making uncomplimentary remarks … Read more

Coronavirus: Every African nation seeks help from Fifa’s Covid fund

Fifa is creating wealth accessible to its 211 member associations to help take care of the influence of Covid-19Every single nation in Africa has utilized to Fifa to entry a grant via the world governing physique’s Covid-19 Relief Plan. Formally authorised in June, the Fifa fund is making US$1.5 billion accessible to its 211 member … Read more

US sanctions Gambia’s ex-First Lady Zineb Jammeh

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionYahya and Zineb Jammeh lived within the presidential mansion in The Gambia till they have been exiled The US has imposed sanctions on The Gambia’s former First Lady Zineb Jammeh after accusing her of corruption throughout her husband Yahya Jammeh’s rule. She was suspected to have helped him within the unlawful … Read more

Mozambique video of killing faux, says defence minister

picture copyrightTwitter/ @ZenaidaMachado picture captionHuman rights activists circulated the video on social media Mozambique’s Defence Minister Jaime Neto has stated {that a} video exhibiting folks wearing military uniforms beating and killing a unadorned girl was doctored. The culprits had been recognized and could be punished, he added. The video precipitated outrage after it was circulated … Read more

Lamine Diack: Former IAAF head found guilty of corruption and jailed

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing physique, has been sentenced to 4 years in jail, two of them suspended, after being found guilty of corruption. The Senegalese, 87, confronted corruption and money-laundering prices linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to … Read more

Wayde van Niekerk wins on international return saying he ‘virtually forgot how to race’

Wayde van Niekerk clocked 45.58 seconds on his international return from damageSouth Africa’s Olympic 400m champion and world report holder Wayde van Niekerk returned from damage on the international stage with a victory. He gained at a gathering in Switzerland, his first aggressive race exterior his homeland since taking gold on the 2017 World Championships … Read more

Mozambique: Army to investigate ‘horrific killing’ video

picture copyrightTwitter/ @ZenaidaMachado picture captionThe video exhibits males sporting military uniform encompass a lady, one hits her within the head and physique with a stick earlier than others shoot The authorities in Mozambique have promised to investigate a video exhibiting individuals wearing military uniforms beating and killing a unadorned lady within the restive gas-rich Cabo … Read more

LGBT in Africa: ‘Persecution at home made me an immigrant’

Africa accounts for practically half of the international locations worldwide the place similar intercourse relationships are outlawed. Faced with assaults and dying threats from household and society, sexual minorities in Africa are sometimes left with no selection however to hunt asylum in international locations the place they’re able to reside freely. BBC Africa spoke to … Read more

The Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife

By Azeezat OlaoluwaWomen’s Affairs Reporter, West Africa picture copyrightPAmela Adie Two Nigerian filmmakers face the prospect of imprisonment in the event that they ignore the strict warning of the authorities and proceed with the discharge of a movie a couple of lesbian relationship. The dramatic face-off with the regulators – the Nigerian Film and Video … Read more

Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus ‘viral blockers’ worn by some politicians

As scientists round the world race to seek out therapies and a vaccine for coronavirus, dozens of unproven cures are being promoted on and offline. Politicians in Nigeria and Sudan, in addition to different international locations exterior Africa, have been noticed carrying so-called “protective badges”. They’re being marketed as “virus blockers” or “virus stoppers” and … Read more

Nigerian porn star arrested ‘for filming’ at sacred Osun Osogbo ground

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionFollowers of the Osun deity accuse Tobiloba Jolaosho of desecrating their holy place A filmmaker has been arrested for allegedly recording a pornographic film at the Osun Osogbo scared grove in western Nigeria, police say. The sacred forest, residence to Osun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility, is a UN-designated World Heritage … Read more

Ugandan carrying child’s severed head arrested outside parliament

picture copyrightGetty Images picture captionIt is just not but clear why the person was attempting to realize entry to parliament A person carrying a parcel containing the severed head of a kid has been arrested on the gate of Uganda’s parliament. Joseph Nuwashaba, 22, is being held by the nation’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID). It … Read more

Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda hero charged with terrorism

Related Topics Rwandan genocide picture copyrightReuters picture captionPaul Rusesabagina declined to plead to all 13 expenses in opposition to him The man portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film in regards to the Rwandan genocide has been charged with terrorism, homicide amongst different crimes. Paul Rusesabagina declined to enter any pleas in courtroom however … Read more

Khalifa Haftar’s rival Libya government resigns after Benghazi protests

Related Topics Libya disaster picture copyrightAFP picture captionThe newest protests erupted on Saturday night The rival government in jap Libya has submitted its resignation after quite a lot of protests over deteriorating dwelling circumstances and corruption. At the weekend demonstrators within the metropolis of Benghazi set fireplace to strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar’s headquarters. They additionally … Read more

Nigeria’s slave descendants prevented from marrying who they want

By Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniNigeria picture copyrightGetty Images In a tragedy paying homage to Romeo and Juliet, a pair in Nigeria killed themselves earlier this month after their mother and father had forbidden them from marrying as a result of one among them was a descendant of slaves. “They’re saying we won’t get married… all due … Read more

Uganda and Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

picture copyrightAFP picture captionThe deal was signed by Tanzania’s President John Magufuli and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (pictured in 2017) Tanzania and Uganda have signed an settlement permitting for the development of a 1,445 km (898 miles) crude oil pipeline. The $3.5bn (£2.7m) undertaking will join Uganda’s oil fields to Tanzania’s port of Tanga. The … Read more

Mali coup: Opposition rejects transition deal as ‘energy seize’

Related Topics Mali coup picture copyrightEPA picture captionLast month’s coup was welcomed by many Malian civilians The opposition coalition which led mass protests in Mali forward of final month’s coup has rejected a transition constitution. On Saturday, the nation’s army management agreed to ascertain an 18-month interim authorities till an election may happen. It adopted … Read more

Letter from Africa: Behind Ghana and Nigeria’s love-hate affair

picture copyrightGetty Images In our sequence of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian author Elizabeth Ohene appears on the fraught relationship between Ghana and Nigeria, which underlies the present tensions over the closure of some Nigerian-owned outlets in Ghana. We see them as too loud, and abrasive and chaotic and we consider they suppose they’ll outsmart … Read more

Mali coup: Military agrees to 18-month transition government

picture copyrightEPA picture captionLast month’s coup was welcomed by many Malian civilians Mali’s new navy leaders have agreed to set up an 18-month transition government till an election can happen, following final month’s coup. Spokesperson Moussa Camara mentioned the interim government would both be led by a navy officer or a civilian. The pledge got … Read more

Nigeria’s opportunity for return of Benin Bronzes

picture copyrightGetty Images With European museums on the again foot following Black Lives Matter protests, Nigerian politicians have the opportunity to form the destiny of the well-known Benin Bronzes, writes Barnaby Phillips, an skilled on the topic. A debate which has been heating up for years has reached boiling level. Many in Africa, and elsewhere, … Read more