Africa

Coronavirus: South Africa begins three-week lockdown

South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to…

Chad ‘repaying $100m debt to Angola with cattle’

Chad is repaying Angola a debt of $100m (£82m) with cattle, Angola’s state-run newspaper has…

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission…

Children among 22 killed in attack on Cameroon village

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack on a village in north-west…

Mali violence: At least 30 killed in spate of violence

At least 30 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in three separate incidents in…

Coronavirus: 46,550 confirmed cases in China as it spreads to Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820…

South Africa marks 30 years since Mandela’s prison release

Many people across the globe yesterday remembered the day in which former President Nelson Mandela…

Kenya bus attack: ‘My passengers are like my brothers and sisters’ (BBC)

“I am not a hero,” said softly spoken Raymond Juma. The bus driver was speaking…

DR Congo measles: More than 6,000 dead in world’s worst outbreak (BBC)

The number of people killed by a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

ECOWAS countries now spend more on security than development – AfDB (DailyTrust)

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said security expenditures…

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