Waiting for take-off

Waiting for take-off..

Antonio Roberts 24-May, 20:24 20 BBC

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, because...


Sexual slavery

Sexual slavery..

William Jacobson 24-May, 20:24 25 BBC

When Salama Ali started investigating the disappearance of two younger brothers last year she made an awful discovery - not only were...


Democracy on trial?

Democracy on trial?..

Kevin Allen 24-May, 10:08 19 BBC

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been in police custody for over a month, facing treason charges after a row over the...


Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award..

Mary Paterson 24-May, 10:08 17 BBC

A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin...


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job..

Michael Adamson 23-May, 15:48 23 BBC

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first...


Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins ?1 from UK

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins ?1 from UK..

Michael Adamson 23-May, 12:48 19 BBC

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded ?1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours...


Makeshift army

Makeshift army..

Ella Flores 22-May, 21:49 25 BBC

The international hunt for Joseph Kony seems to be over, but the notorious rebel leader, who was first chased from his native Uganda to...


Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state..

Ella Flores 22-May, 17:56 31 BBC

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (?38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has...


South Africa's Western Cape declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape declares drought disaster..

Emily Kelly 22-May, 14:40 23 BBC

South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years. Provincial leader...


UK racist jailed for attacking Somali woman

UK racist jailed for attacking Somali woman..

David Brooks 22-May, 12:41 12 BBC

A "shabby racist" who repeatedly kicked a pregnant Muslim woman, resulting in her losing her unborn baby, has been jailed for almost four...


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