Nigerian soldiers killed in battle with Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers killed in battle with Boko Haram..

Mia Mason 27-Jul, 13:40 7 BBC

Nine Nigerian soldiers and a civilian have been killed during an operation to free 10 people abducted by militant Islam group Boko Haram,...


Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe urged by first lady to name heir

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe urged by first lady to name heir..

Cole Becker 27-Jul, 13:40 8 BBC

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, 93, has been urged by his wife to name his successor in order to end divisions over who the next leader...


Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages

Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages..

Michael Adamson 27-Jul, 07:30 13 BBC

Madonna and her adopted twin daughters have accepted undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers over a "serious invasion of privacy". ...


Hunger in first 1,000 days

Hunger in first 1,000 days..

Michael Adamson 27-Jul, 06:00 19 BBC

Across Ghana, the irreversible effects of child malnutrition can be seen among thousands of children affected during their critical first...


Burning boats

Burning boats..

26-Jul, 23:41 10 BBC

Outside Libyan waters, it has deployed military vessels to disrupt the smugglers' business, mainly by burning their boats so they cannot be...


Makhosi Khoza: Zuma critic on party discipline charges

Makhosi Khoza: Zuma critic on party discipline charges..

Gavin Perry 26-Jul, 14:30 10 BBC

An outspoken member of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) party has been charged with ill-discipline for speaking out against...


Nigeria's Buhari: dog owner freed after court saga over name

Nigeria's Buhari: dog owner freed after court saga over name..

Tyler Holmes 26-Jul, 07:20 11 BBC

Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market...


A life left behind

A life left behind..

Mia Mason 25-Jul, 19:30 17 BBC

In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why some Nigerian women have gone back to the militant...


Ethiopia urges illegal workers in Saudi Arabia to come home

Ethiopia urges illegal workers in Saudi Arabia to come home..

Maria Stewart 25-Jul, 15:20 16 BBC

Ethiopia says that only a fraction of its citizens working illegally in Saudi Arabia have returned home before today's amnesty deadline. ...


Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire..

Maria Stewart 25-Jul, 15:20 12 BBC

Talks earlier this year failed to result in a joint statement. However, the two men shook each others' hands following this latest round,...


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