DR Congo election: Sadc proposes unity government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Martin Fayulu insists that he won the 30 December election The southern African regional body Sadc has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the disputed presidential election. All political leaders should agree a negotiated settlement, it said. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner […]

ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ramaphosa businessman-like style is starkly different from his predecessor Ahead of South Africa’s elections in May, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress (ANC) manifesto. The BBC’s Andrew Harding unpacks the key themes from his speech. President Ramaphosa walked into a packed Moses Mabida stadium in […]

Ex-South Africa striker Masinga dies

Masinga spent two years at Leeds United, joining at the same time as compatriot Lucas Radebe Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a “legend” following his compatriot Phil Masinga’s death aged 49. Masinga played with Radebe at Leeds United between 1994 and 1996 and also had spells at St Gallen […]

Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Although there were clashes around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, there was not the same kind of violence seen in recent protests Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new “yellow vests” protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities. Police in the capital […]

DR Congo election: Candidate Martin Fayulu appeals against result

Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police patrolled a rally by Fayulu supporters on Friday An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month’s poll result. Martin Fayulu insists he won the vote and has demanded a manual recount, but the electoral commission […]

How does Felix Tshisekedi’s poll victory in DR Congo add up?

Media captionJoy and dismay at DR Congo election results Felix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a historic victory for an opposition leader. But questions have been raised about the accuracy of the results amid accusations of a power-sharing deal with outgoing President Joseph […]

Sudan worshippers turn on imam over protests against President Bashir

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters marched in Khartoum after prayers on Friday An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir. In a video shared on social media, a man appears to shout at imam […]

DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu said the declared winner had been nominated to perpetrate the Kabila regime The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo’s presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which […]

African migration ‘a trickle’ thanks to trafficking ban across the Sahara

Image caption The security forces in Niger now patrol on the look out for traffickers The number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes, as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. In a small dusty courtyard near the […]

Powder sprays and Hollywood glitz

A selection of the photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week: Image copyright AFP Image caption A supporter Felix Tshisekedi, the provisional winner of presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, is showered with powder on Thursday… Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those celebrating the first-ever victory of an opposition […]