Niger ambush: Militants kill 28 soldiers near Mali

The bodies of 11 Nigerian soldiers missing since Tuesday’s ambush have been discovered, bringing the death toll to 28. Militants killed four US soldiers at the same place in 2017. Niger and other countries in the Sahel have been facing a growing militant threat from several Islamist groups. The Islamic State group has said it […]

Formula 1: Morocco Grand Prix talks as owners look for Africa race

The last grand prix to be staged in Morocco was in 1958, when Great Britain’s Stirling Moss won in Casablanca Formula 1 is in talks to hold a race in Morocco, according to commercial boss Sean Bratches. If the event comes off, it would be the first F1 race held in Africa since the 1993 […]

Sudan crisis: Talks stall as military demands barricades removed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barricades have been set up across the capital, Khartoum, but the military says they hinder negotiations Talks on moving Sudan towards civilian rule have been suspended for three days by the country’s military leaders, who demand protesters clear roadblocks. In a televised statement, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said barricades […]

Saido Berahino: Stoke City striker guilty of drinking and driving

Image copyright PA Image caption Saido Berahino is on trial at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court Footballer Saido Berahino has been found guilty of drinking and driving. The Stoke City striker was almost three times the alcohol limit when his Range Rover was stopped in London’s West End at about 03:00 GMT on 18 February. Highbury […]

Sudan crisis: Talks stall ‘as military demands barricades removed’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barricades have been set up across the capital, Khartoum, but the military says they hinder negotiations Sudan’s military rulers have suspended talks on moving towards civilian government until protesters clear roadblocks in the capital Khartoum, opposition leaders say. An opposition alliance said the Transitional Military Council (TMC) was demanding barricades […]

Niger ambush: Militants kill 17 soldiers near Mali

Militants have killed 17 Nigerien soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali, Niger government spokesman has told the BBC. Eleven soldiers are missing after the attack near the western village of Tongo Tongo, Abdourahaman Zakariyyah said. Militants killed four US soldiers at the same place in 2017. Niger and other countries in the […]

Africa Cup of Nations: 17-year-old Steve Mvoue targets Cameroon spot

Steve Mvoue is the son of Regine Mvoue, who was the first captain of the Cameroon women’s team Cameroon under-17 star, Steve Mvoue, is targetting a place with the senior squad at the Africa Cup of Nations. The 17-year-old along with France-based duo of Jean Charles Castelletto and Tristan Dingome have all been added Cameroon’s […]

Egypt justice: Freedom by day, prisoner by night

Image copyright Samhi Moustafa Image caption Samhi Moustafa (centre) has to sleep at a police station every night Every day, Samhi Moustafa makes a gruelling round trip of 200km (125 miles) between his family home near Cairo and Bani Sweif, a province to the south. On one such journey, he was seriously wounded in a […]

Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree three-year transition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters’ demands for full civilian government have remained undimmed Sudan’s military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) said the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council. Sudan has been […]

Somalia postpones exams after papers leaked on social media

Image copyright AFP Image caption Over 31,000 students have been affected by the examination postponement Somalia has postponed national high school exams after discovering that papers were being sold and shared on social media. Any exams that have already been taken have been invalidated, Education Minister Abdullahi Godah Barre said during a broadcast on national […]