‘Why we faked our Facebook wedding in Kinshasa’

Image copyright Christian Shabantu Mpenga Image caption This photo made people think they had got married To her friends and family, Arlène Agneroh has it all. Well, nearly. She is successful, educated and attractive. They call her a leader – she coaches entrepreneurs and offers personal development training for a living. The only thing she’s […]

An ingenious way to bring clean water to a slum

Gangs control the water supply in much of Nairobi’s Kibera slum. This is how one man used an innovative idea to take them on and bring clean water to the residents. A film by Richard Kenny for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. An ingenious way to bring clean water to a slum

Uganda landslide near Mount Elgon kills more than 40

Media captionDozens killed in Uganda landslide A landslide following heavy rains in eastern Uganda has killed more than 40 people. It is feared that the death toll could rise as a government rescue team reaches the Mount Elgon area. A river burst its banks and a torrent of mud and water swept villages away. Pictures […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 5 – 11 October 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Once worn mostly by older women in South Africa, the headscarf has now become a fashionable accessory as this model shows during a fashion show in Johannesburg… Image copyright EPA Image caption While elsewhere in Johannesburg, a couple walk […]

Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like ‘mother of all bombs’

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael has all but rubbed a Florida beach town off the map after landing like the “mother of all bombs”. The storm smashed into the state’s north-west coast near the community of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon packing 155mph (250km/h) winds. Over 1.4m homes […]

Melania Trump: Donald Trump and I are fine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Trump said media speculation about her marriage hurt her US First Lady Melania Trump has dismissed speculation about the state of her marriage, saying her husband’s alleged extra-marital affairs are not her “concern or focus” because she has better things to do. In an interview with ABC News, she […]

Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Andrew Brunson was first arrested in 2016 A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey. Andrew Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement, after a failed coup […]

Uganda landslide near Mount Elgon kills more than 30

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A torrent of mud and water swept houses away A landslide following heavy rains in eastern Uganda has killed more than 30 people. It is feared that the death toll could rise as a government rescue team reaches the Mount Elgon area. A river burst its banks and a torrent […]

Pik Botha: Key figure in South Africa’s apartheid transition dies

Media captionPik Botha, in a 2013 BBC interview, praises Nelson Mandela A key figure during South Africa’s transition from the apartheid era, Pik Botha, has died at the age of 86. Mr Botha served as his country’s foreign minister for 17 years until the end of the apartheid era in 1994. He spent most of […]

Ramla Ali: My secret life as a boxing champion

Ramla Ali wants to be the first boxer to represent Somalia at an Olympics When boxer Ramla Ali won the British and English titles in 2016, not one of her family was watching. This wasn’t because they couldn’t bear to watch – they simply didn’t know. For the first Muslim woman to win an English […]