Hushpuppi’s lawyer says FBI ‘kidnapped’ Nigerian Instagrammer from Dubai

Image copyrightHushpuppi/Instagram Image caption A lawyer for Hushpuppi (pictured) says the US had no authority to move him from DubaiA Nigerian man accused of multimillion-dollar fraud and cash laundering by the United States was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai, his lawyer says. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas – identified to his 2.5 million Instagram followers as … Read more

Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption While for Ethiopia, the dam, pictured right here in 2019, is important, Egypt sees it’s as a risk to its existenceThe well mannered diplomatic façade was maintained but the phrases of the Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives revealed a belligerence that was laborious to disguise. The latest assembly of the UN … Read more

Gorillas in Nigeria: World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

Image copyrightWCS Image caption Only 300 Cross River gorillas are identified to reside in the wildPhotos have been launched for the primary time in years exhibiting a gaggle of uncommon gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say. Only 300 Cross River gorillas are identified to reside in the wild, making them probably the … Read more

Jawar Mohammed: The Ethiopian media mogul taking on Abiy Ahmed

Image copyrightGetty Images Having beforehand warned that Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed risked turning into an “illegitimate” ruler, Jawar Mohammed, 34, has now turn into essentially the most high-profile opposition politician to be detained for the reason that Nobel Peace laureate took workplace in April 2018. An ethno-nationalist with a Facebook following of practically two … Read more

How one woman’s stolen identity exposed a system of exam fraud

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Millions have now sat for crucial exam of their livesThis week round 10 million college students throughout China have sat the Gaokao – a faculty entrance exam which determines their complete future. Hanging over their heads, although, is the latest revelation that a whole lot of different college students earlier … Read more

Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after cabinet meeting

Image copyrightAFP Image caption Amadou Gon Coulibaly had simply returned from coronary heart therapy in FranceIvory Coast’s PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ailing at a ministerial meeting. The 61-year-old had been chosen because the ruling get together’s candidate for October’s presidential election, after Alassane Ouattara mentioned he wouldn’t search a 3rd time … Read more

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

Image caption Rosewood is essentially the most trafficked wildlife product in the world based mostly on market worthOne of the world’s largest transport strains has introduced a moratorium on the transport of any wooden from The Gambia. A BBC Africa Eye investigation revealed in March that huge portions of protected West African Rosewood was being … Read more

Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in ‘killing subject’

Image copyrightBurkina24/HRW Image caption HRW urged the federal government to uncover who had turned Djibo right into a “killing subject”At least 180 bodies have been found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso the place troopers are preventing jihadists, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report says. “Available proof suggests authorities forces have been concerned in … Read more

Sadio Mane: Klopp hails Senegal striker’s progress at Liverpool

Mane celebrated this purpose earlier than official recommendation about not touching the face was givenLiverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has praised Senegal’s Sadio Mane for ‘performing at an unbelievable stage’. Klopp admits that some individuals questioned why Liverpool spent greater than $45 million (£34m) in 2016 to purchase Mane from Southampton. But the German boss insists … Read more

How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers ‘with $40m’

Image copyrightmrwoodbery Image caption Olalekan Jacob Ponle, generally known as “mrwoodbery” to his Instagram followers, flaunted his wealthThe day after his 29th birthday in May, Olalekan Jacob Ponle posted an image on his Instagram standing subsequent to a vivid yellow Lamborghini in Dubai. “Stop letting individuals make you are feeling responsible for the wealth you’ve … Read more

Coronavirus: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021

Image copyrightAFP Image caption The schooling ministry stated it will discover how to make on-line studying accessible to all college studentsAll schools in Kenya will remain closed until subsequent January due to the coronavirus pandemic. Final 12 months exams, normally taken in October and November, have additionally been cancelled. Education Minister George Magoha stated college … Read more

Ghanaian Covid-19-inspired fashion wax-print designs launched

Image copyrightGhana Textiles Printing Image caption Some of the designs have padlocks to symbolise lockdown measuresA Ghanaian wax-print firm has launched a brand new line of designs impressed by the Covid-19 pandemic. “[We] put a constructive twist on a damaging phenomenon” Stephen Badu, from Ghana Textiles Printing (GTP), instructed BBC Focus on Africa radio. The … Read more

Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Nigeria has been one of many worst-affected nationsAfrica is seeing coronavirus instances quickly growing and deaths rising, in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO). We’ve seemed on the state of affairs throughout the continent, and examined which nations are of most concern. How fast is coronavirus spreading? In phrases … Read more

Coronavirus lockdown: Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis

Zimbabwe authorities is combating an economic and political crisis that has solely been worsened by a lockdown. The measure was launched to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus. Prices of products in supermarkets have soared in comparison with what they had been final December. Tensions are brewing whereas the nation is beneath lockdown. The opposition … Read more

Swedish ref’s career is ‘over’ after racist remarks to Guinean

Sweden’s Martin Strombergsson has labored as a global referee for a few yearsA Swedish referee suspended for making racist remarks towards Guinea worldwide goalkeeper Aly Keita says his career is ‘successfully’ over. Speaking to a Swedish newspaper, Martin Strombergsson regretted remarks made to Keita in a top-flight match final 12 months. Ostersunds skipper Keita stated … Read more

Coronavirus: The plant some thought could cure Covid-19

Many individuals throughout Africa, together with the Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina, had been selling using Lengana to deal with the signs of Covid-19. It is a plant generally utilized in conventional medication in Southern Africa. However, there isn’t a scientific proof to counsel it’s efficient in coping with the sickness brought on by the coronavirus. … Read more

Hachalu Hundessa: Ethiopia singer’s death unrest killed 166

Image copyrightDagi Pictures Image caption Hachalu had spoken of receiving death threatsEthnic unrest within the aftermath of the killing of Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has left no less than 166 individuals useless, officers say. A high police chief mentioned 145 civilians and 11 safety personnel died in Oromia area alone. Ten individuals have been killed … Read more

Katsina: The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding armed bandits working out of deserted forest reserves are ransacking communities in Nigeria’s north-west. The teams are the newest to affix Nigeria’s profitable kidnap for ransom trade, and are fairly brazen of their operations. In the final decade greater than 8,000 folks have been killed within the states of Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara, … Read more

Wilson Kipsang: Marathon winner handed four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations

Kipsang received the Berlin Marathon in 2013, London in 2012 and 2014, New York in 2014 and Tokyo in 2017Former marathon world file holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for 4 years for anti-doping rule violations. World Athletics mentioned between April 2018 and May 2019 the 38-year-old Kenyan, twice a London Marathon winner, had missed … Read more

Uganda boda boda rider sets himself on fire ‘over bribe’

Image copyrightTwaha Kaweesa Image caption Hussein Walugembe grew to become pissed off after going to the police station a number of occasionsA 29-year-old bike taxi rider in Uganda has died after setting fire to himself inside a police station. Hussein Walugembe’s bike was seized within the south-western district of Masaka, about 135km (85 miles) from … Read more

Botswana: Lab tests to solve mystery of hundreds of dead elephants

Image copyrightSupplied Botswana is investigating “utterly unprecedented” deaths of hundreds of elephants since May. The authorities stated three laboratories in Canada, South Africa and Zimbabwe can be requested to “course of the samples taken from the dead elephants”. More than 350 elephant carcasses have been noticed in Botswana’s Okavango Delta previously two months. No-one is … Read more

2010 World Cup: Ghana players ‘can not forgive’ Suarez handball ten years on

Luis Suarez stated he made the ‘save of the event’“For me, the Uruguay sport is a sport I believe we gained.” John Paintsil says, wanting again on one of the crucial dramatic matches in males’s World Cup historical past: the 2010 quarter-final between his Ghana aspect and Uruguay in Johannesburg. The actuality, although, is Ghana … Read more