Report: Child on death row in South Sudan as executions escalate

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:19:38 GMT
State-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

South Sudan: Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period

Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:38:25 GMT
Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:02:35 GMT
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health.

Coffin in Egypt reveals 3,000-year-old mummified woman

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:10:29 GMT
Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the sarcophagus of a mummified woman dating back 3,000 years.

Teen dies in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:04:17 GMT
Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in Kenya.

Senegal gets Africa's first NBA training center

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:11:31 GMT
The National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioned a new training center in Senegal, the first of its kind in Africa.

Nigerian professor in sex-for-grades scandal denied bail

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:07:35 GMT
A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to court.

Eight mummies discovered in Egypt

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:26:46 GMT
Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's mummies.

35 killed in Ugandan boat accident

Posted: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:42:10 GMT
At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in the central region of Uganda Saturday, according to tweets from the Ugandan police force.

South Sudanese man responds to backlash to his marriage

Posted: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:13:31 GMT
The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his country and denies that an "auction" for the bride took place, as was alleged by a UK-based child advocacy organization.

Bring Back our Girls activist on Nigeria's 'politics of failure'

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:17:25 GMT
Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has thrown her hat into the election ring for Nigeria's upcoming 2019 elections and says her candidacy will "disrupt the politics of failure" in Africa's most populous nation.

Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars

Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:37:26 GMT
Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than that.

Joel Embiid: I'm on my way to become the best

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:27:12 GMT
Joel Embiid's career has been dizzying. In three short years, he moved from playing amateur basketball in Cameroon to the NBA.

As Tanzania's LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive

Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:43:37 GMT
In one day, everything changed.

The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 20:28:05 GMT
In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie industry.

British Museum to return Nigeria's Benin bronzes

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:07:46 GMT
More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria - with strings attached.

The women's sex shop causing a storm in Cotonou

Posted: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:14:52 GMT

A rehab clinic that lets addicts shoot up

Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:22:40 GMT
Clean needles and condoms are offered at this drop-in clinic. It is the first in West Africa running a free opioid substitution service.

Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:03:33 GMT
On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia.

A surgeon is changing how women access cancer treatment

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:35:29 GMT
In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women.

Tanzania LGBT community 'fearing for their lives'

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:35:35 GMT
Members of Tanzania's LGBT community are fearing for their lives, hiding in their homes and even fleeing the country after threats from a powerful politician to round up gay Tanzanians, activists said.

Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?

Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:38:58 GMT
If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your money.

The diver who looks sharks in the eye

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:54:33 GMT

Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:22:33 GMT
Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.

Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:21:19 GMT

'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria

Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:32:19 GMT

Report details failures in Niger mission

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 19:23:13 GMT
The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.

Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:16:27 GMT
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.

Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room

Posted: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:01:57 GMT
Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages.