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How Nigeria's bobsleigh team made Olympic history
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:36

Nigeria's bobsleigh team, which debuted at the Pyeongchang Olympics, on overcoming the odds. BBC News - Africa

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21

Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring...

South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:23

Five policemen and a solider are shot, two "execution style", during a raid by armed robbers. BBC News - Africa

BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:22

The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria. BBC News - Africa

More Africans should try winter sports, says Togolese cross-country skier
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:26

Togolese cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean says more Africans should compete in the Winter Olympics. BBC News - Africa

Nigerian footballer dies in car crash
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:27

Top Nigerian club Kano Pillars announce the death of 28-year-old defender Chinedu Udoji in a car crash. BBC News - Africa

Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:21

The US pop star praised her son adopted from Malawi, saying he would become its future president. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Horror As Abuja-Frankfurt Flight Drops 5,000 Feet
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:21

[Premium Times] Passengers on a Frankfurt-bound flight on Sunday were thrown into despair when the airplane suddenly came down midair from 35,000 feet...

Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:19

Two opposition figures had been barred from flying to Zimbabwe for Morgan Tsvangirai's burial. BBC News - Africa

Zimbabwe:Foreign Investors Told to Avoid Politics
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:28

[New Zimbabwe] Foreign companies intending to invest in Zimbabwe must avoid political engagements or commentary as State security agents "will employ ...

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:27

Girls in north-eastern Nigeria manage to flee when the jihadists attack their school. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria:Lagos Seals-Off 8 Houses, Arrests 9 Over Illegal Construction
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:20

[Leadership] For failing to comply with building construction processes and laws, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, at the weekend sealed e...

Zambia:Scotland Pumps U.S.$6 Million in Projects
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00

[Times of Zambia] The Scottish Government has set aside over US$ 6 million for support towards various projects in Zambia for the period 2017 to 2022...

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:27

Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010. BBC News - Africa

South Africa:Battle Over Mining Rights in Remote Eastern Cape Villages
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:23

[GroundUp] Resident Zenzele Gampe says a battle over mining the land has divided his community. "We are no longer the community we were and never will...

Rwanda:IMF Speaks Out On Rwanda's Debt Levels
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:27

[New Times] The International Monetary Fund has spoken out on Rwanda's debt levels, saying that though they have gone up in the recent past they are s...

Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:27

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as ...

Nigeria:Nigeria Sells U.S.$2.5 Billion Eurobonds to Replace Naira Debt
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:29

[Guardian] Nigeria sold $ 2.5 billion of Eurobonds as it sought to lower funding costs by using the notes to refinance higher-yielding naira debt. A...

Kenya:Kenya May Issue New Eurobond 'Next Month' to Settle Big Debts
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:27

[Nation] Kenya is likely to become the third African country to borrow from international markets this year to pay up her maturing debts after Egypt a...

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o on 'reimagining Africa'
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:32

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent. BBC News - Africa

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