South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces new no confidence vote

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces new no confidence vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two previous votes of no confidence were easily blocked by ANC majority in parliament South Africa’s parliament is to debate a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma amid growing calls for him to resign. An anti-corruption probe last week raised allegations of misconduct against Mr Zuma. But […]

US election 2016 result: Historic win for Somali-American woman

US election 2016 result: Historic win for Somali-American woman

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ilhan Omar said she would be the “voice for the marginalised” Ilhan Omar, 34, has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States. A former refugee, the Somali-born activist has been elected to serve as an MP in the US state of Minnesota. The Muslim Somali-American […]

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua deletes prophecy of Clinton win

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua deletes prophecy of Clinton win

Image copyright AFP Image caption TB Joshua is one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers A prediction by influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election has been removed from the his Facebook account. Mr Joshua told his congregation on Sunday that he […]

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Who will be the 2016 BBC African Footballer of the Year? On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open. The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio, starting at 18:00 GMT. Fans […]

Gunmen kill 36 Nigerian miners in Zamfara state

Gunmen kill 36 Nigerian miners in Zamfara state

Gunmen have killed 36 gold miners in north-east Nigeria, police say. The attackers overran a mining camp in the Maru district of Zamfara state, in the latest in a series of similar raids in the region. The gunmen’s motive is unclear. Zamfara governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar called the attack an “act of terrorism”. In July […]

Ethiopia’s diplomatic travel ban ends as ‘peace restored’

Ethiopia’s diplomatic travel ban ends as ‘peace restored’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ban on diplomatic travel was imposed as part of last month’s state of emergency Ethiopia has lifted a ban on diplomats travelling more than 40km (25 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa without permission, state media report. The ban was imposed under last month’s state of emergency and […]

US election: Voting under way for next president

Media captionBoth candidates voted early in an attempt to encourage supporters to do the same Americans are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as voting in the US presidential election goes into full swing. It began with villages in New Hampshire just after midnight before states throughout the East Coast started polling at 06:00 […]

Kenyan app Ushahidi monitoring US elections

Kenyan app Ushahidi monitoring US elections

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of Americans are voting today to elect leaders in the federal and state levels An election mapping platform built by Kenyan developers is being used to track possible voter intimidation and violence in the US election. A team in Kenya and the US are working on the project, Ushahidi’s […]

Ethiopia’s diplomatic travel ban ends as ‘peace restored’

Ethiopia’s diplomatic travel ban ends as ‘peace restored’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ban on diplomatic travel was imposed as part of last month’s state of emergency Ethiopia has lifted a ban on diplomats travelling more than 40km (25 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa without permission, state media report. The ban was imposed under last month’s state of emergency and […]

South Africa’s Julius Malema challenges apartheid-era law

South Africa’s Julius Malema challenges apartheid-era law

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom fighters often wear red berets and red boiler suits South African opposition figure Julius Malema is challenging an apartheid-era law used to prosecute him over calls to occupy white-owned land. He is accused of urging his supporters to occupy white-owned land in a speech he gave […]