Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records. It’s also been hailed as a cultural moment for the representation of black characters in Hollywood. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. […]

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o on ‘reimagining Africa’

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DR Congo troops killed ‘in Virunga park’ by Rwandan army

DR Congo troops killed ‘in Virunga park’ by Rwandan army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo remains deeply unstable At least five Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army, the military in DR Congo says. Gen Bruno Mandevu said the clash had occurred in the Virunga National Park, on Congolese territory – a claim Rwanda denied. He said the […]

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Media captionOxfam head: ‘I know we have a problem’ Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for […]

Anger over ‘racist blackface’ in China show

Anger over ‘racist blackface’ in China show

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]