Ethiopia’s Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Ethiopia’s Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibelta Image caption Ginbot 7 leader Andargachew Tsege was recently pardoned and freed from prison An Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government. Ginbot 7 said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms had given it hope that “genuine democracy” may be “a real possibility”. Earlier, the government said it […]

World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland highlights Ahmed Musa scored both goals as Nigeria swept aside World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised with one round of games to go. The Super Eagles would have gone out with defeat but came good in Volgograd. […]

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Media captionBoris Becker: “I believed the documents they were giving me must be right” Former tennis champion Boris Becker has told the BBC he has a genuine diplomatic passport issued by the Central African Republic (CAR), despite CAR officials saying it is fake. Lawyers for Mr Becker say he is immune from bankruptcy proceedings in […]

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Image copyright Getty Images Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”. AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between […]

Joseph Mbilinyi takes Tanzania to court over rap song ban

Joseph Mbilinyi takes Tanzania to court over rap song ban

Image copyright JOSEPH MBILINYI Image caption Joseph Mbilinyi was sentenced to five months in jail for allegedly defaming the president. Tanzanian MP Joseph Mbilinyi says he will sue the government for banning his rap song about the state of prisons. Basata, the Kiswahili acronym for the country’s arts council, banned the song for using words […]

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Image copyright Getty Images Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”. AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between […]

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Image copyright Getty Images Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”. AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between […]

Femicide in South Africa: Three women killed every day

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Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]