Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third..

Tyler Holmes 01-Jun, 20:54 30 BBC

The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The Lancet study says...


Uganda investigates vanished ivory haul

Uganda investigates vanished ivory haul..

Olivia Rogers 01-Jun, 13:37 20 BBC

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a new investigation into the disappearance of ivory from government strong rooms. About 1.3...


Twins in sub-Saharan Africa 'more likely to die' in early childhood

Twins in sub-Saharan Africa 'more likely to die' in early..

Olivia Rogers 01-Jun, 09:05 17 BBC

One in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before their fifth birthday, according to new research in the Lancet. The...


Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert

Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert..

David Brooks 01-Jun, 09:05 15 BBC

Survivors say 44 people have died of thirst after their truck broke down in the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, the Red Cross has told the...


Nigeria policemen 'killed by navy' in Calabar

Nigeria policemen 'killed by navy' in Calabar..

Emily Kelly 31-May, 14:00 21 BBC

Three Nigerian police officers have reportedly been killed after clashes with members of the navy in the south-eastern city of Calabar. ...


Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway..

Anna Torres 31-May, 05:37 30 BBC

Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early. The $3.2bn (?2.5bn)...


Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of Nasser Zefzafi

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of Nasser Zefzafi..

William Jacobson 31-May, 00:01 21 BBC

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports...


Votes for food

Votes for food..

Wyatt Waller 30-May, 21:56 18 BBC

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu explains why maize, Kenya's staple food has gone missing from dinner...


SA has biggest maize harvest for 40 years

SA has biggest maize harvest for 40 years..

Joseph Williams 30-May, 17:54 19 BBC

South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country's staple...


South Sudan soldiers on trial over rape of aid workers

South Sudan soldiers on trial over rape of aid workers..

William Jacobson 30-May, 17:54 19 BBC

Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The...


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