Damoah Asare works as a cleaner on a Covid-19 ward at a hospital in London.
Ethiopian security forces used extrajudicial killings, mass arrests and torture in efforts to suppress an armed group, the Oromo Liberation Army, in 2019, Amnesty International says.
This was the year that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize.
He has been praised for his reforms, but they may have lifted a lid on ethnic tensions.
The BBC has tried to contact the authorities to respond to the…
Athletics superstars Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Joshua Cheptegei and Geoffrey Kamworor are to take part in a worldwide virtual team relay marathon next month.
The marathon, which will take place between 6 and 7 June, is open to all athletics fans worldwide.
An initiative of the NN Running team, MA RA TH ON is a virtual team relay marathon race where people around the world can form a team of four to cover the marathon distance.
Each individual runner covers 10.5k so the team completes a full marathon together, alone. This allows participants to safely run solo in their own locations while running…
Being locked down is tough for people all over the world. But, for some South Africans the situation recently became even worse when their homes were demolished by the authorities who claim they were built illegally.
The BBC went to visit one community, south of Johannesburg, to find out what life during lockdown is like when your home and all of your belongings are destroyed.
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Concern is mounting that Guinea-Bissau’s efforts to stem the flow of drugs to Europe and the US have suffered a setback after a military-backed president took office, writes journalist Ricci Shyrock.
Court documents show that the loot seized in Guinea-Bissau’s largest ever drug bust last September included more than 20 vehicles, among them a “cinnamon coloured” Mercedes Benz, $3m (£2.5m) stashed in bank accounts, $90,000 worth of wine and porridge found in a warehouse, and, of course, 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in sacks of rice.
The man accused of financing the Rwandan genocide has denied playing a role in the massacres.
“All of this is lies. I have not killed any Tutsis. I was working with them,” Félicien Kabuga told a French court during a bail hearing.
The 84-year-old businessman was arrested earlier this month in a suburb in Paris after 26 years on the run.
He is alleged to have backed and armed ethnic Hutu…
Police in Zambia have arrested three people suspected of murdering three Chinese nationals, dragging the bodies into a factory and setting it alight.
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has promised a full investigation into Sunday’s “barbaric” crime.
It took place at the Chinese-owned Blue Star clothing factory.
The attack comes amid a controversial crackdown in the capital, Lusaka, on Chinese businesses accused of…
Many of the world’s elite sportspeople have had to improvise to stay fit during lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic.
But arguably none more so than Kenyan steeplechaser Conseslus Kipruto.
The Olympic and two-time World 3000 metre steeplechase champion has used household items to create a homemade steeplechase track.
The relatively low number of coronavirus cases in Africa so far “have raised hopes that African countries may be spared the worst of the pandemic”, in the words of the UN. But at the same time it urges caution.
There is a general consensus among those in charge of health policy on the continent that testing rates are woefully low, and this could be distorting our understanding of how far the virus has spread.
As countries move beyond the lockdown phase only testing and surveillance will allow governments to really know what is going on.
Of course, there are wide…
On a weekday, Uganda’s business district would normally be buzzing.
But Kampala is now quiet as most offices are closed, due to restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Ugandan businesses might not have been using the internet as much prior to the pandemic, but technology is helping them continue running despite the coronavirus lockdown, and could accelerate the country’s focus on digital in the future.