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How Malawi reduced infant mortality
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:25

Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping. BBC News - Africa

World Mother Language day: Tech words in your language
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:21

On World Mother Language day, BBC World Service colleagues tackle tech terms in their own languages. BBC News - Africa

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...

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