Thousands walk on Ethiopia Car Free Day

Thousands of people have marked Car Free Day in cities across Ethiopia by walking and exercising. Major roads were shut as Health Minister Amir Aman...

Uganda party cruise tragedy: ‘Too drunk to balance the boat’

Six survivors of a day of fun and revelry that turned into a tragedy after a Ugandan party boat capsized on Lake Victoria tell...

Uganda party cruise tragedy: ‘Whiskey was flowing freely before boat sank’

Six survivors of a day of fun and revelry that turned into a tragedy after a Ugandan party boat capsized on Lake Victoria tell...

From revelry to tragedy on Uganda’s party boat

Six survivors of a day of fun and revelry that turned into a tragedy after a Ugandan party boat capsized on Lake Victoria tell...

Algeria beatifications are first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algeria's civil war - the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. Most of them were...

Road accidents biggest killer of young people – WHO

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published figures that also...

Africa ‘world’s worst for road traffic deaths’

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published figures that also...

South Africa mob kills suspected arsonist

A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa's Alexandra township has been killed by a mob. He died of his injuries after being...

MSF ship Aquarius ends migrant rescues in Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel, Aquarius. The medical charity...

Fairies, pharaohs and Wizkid

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. . Story originally at BBC.com

MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel, Aquarius. The medical charity...

Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations

President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal and other African nations for...

Diane Rwigara: Rwanda government critic acquitted

A Rwandan court in the capital, Kigali, has acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. Ms Rwigara...

Kenya’s Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant

The Albinism Society of Kenya have held a Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant in Nairobi to support those with the hereditary condition. Albinism is...

Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power...

US reopens diplomatic mission in Somalia after 28-year closure

The US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years. The state department said the "historic event" reflected the progress the...

Saving the world’s last West African giraffes in Niger

For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss...

Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger

For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss...

Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian police in murdered student case

A public prosecutor in Rome has placed five Egyptian security officials under investigation over the disappearance of an Italian postgraduate student. Giulio Regeni, who was...

Nigeria’s secret service arrest ‘fake first lady’

A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria's presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested. The secret service...

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