BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC journalists investigating a series of mysterious murders in Malawi have narrowly escaped death. The team were working undercover to expose men who claim to suck the blood of children to make get-rich amulets when they were attacked by a

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Two top Kenyan officials arrested on corruption charges

Two top Kenyan officials arrested on corruption charges

The heads of the public land agency and the state railways ministry in Kenya have been arrested on corruption charges over land allocation, Reuters reported Saturday. Mohammed Abdalla Swazuri, the chairman of National Land Commission and Atanas Kariuki Maina, managing director

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Head teacher in police grips for writing national exam for a soldier friend

Head teacher in police grips for writing national exam for a soldier friend

A head teacher in Burundi, Benjamin Manirambona has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf. Police officers burst into the exam hall where he took the test after

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Kenya man jailed for assaulting his wife

Kenya man jailed for assaulting his wife

A Kenyan man who was caught on video beating and kicking his wife has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Daudi Nzomo pleaded guilty to the charge of grievous bodily harm, but urged the magistrate to give him a

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Maids stole ex-Zambian first lady’s clothes

Maids stole ex-Zambian first lady’s clothes

Christine Kaseba’s husband, Michael Sata, died in 2014 Two maids and a gardener in Zambia have pleaded guilty to stealing clothes and beer belonging to the widow of former President Michael Sata. Christine Kaseba took maids Stella Michelo and Eusibia

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Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett killed in road accident

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett killed in road accident

Nicholas Bett (File,AFP) Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash on Wednesday in the country’s famed high-altitude training region, police and his coach said.

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Nigeria gets new spy chief after parliament’s ‘seizure’

Nigeria gets new spy chief after parliament’s ‘seizure’

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has appointed a new boss for the domestic spy agency after masked gunmen took control of the parliamentary building on Wednesday, causing a political uproar in the West African state. Matthew Seiyefa would act as

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‘Unsafe’ Kenya shopping mall bulldozed

‘Unsafe’ Kenya shopping mall bulldozed

Bulldozers have been demolishing the popular Southend mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi’s middle-class neighbourhood of Langata. The government’s National Environment Management Authority (Nema) says the building was built on riparian land, and was therefore unsafe. BBC Nema intends to

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Internet ‘shut’ in eastern Ethiopia

Internet ‘shut’ in eastern Ethiopia

People in eastern Ethiopia say the internet has been cut off for the past three days. They say it has been shut down in the vast Somali region and neighbouring areas, including the city of Harar. This is the first

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Mugabe tagged ‘Judas’ for voting opposition

Mugabe tagged ‘Judas’ for voting opposition

A leading war veteran in Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, has branded ex-President Robert Mugabe a sell-out for endorsing his one-time foe Nelson Chamisa’s presidential bid in last week’s heavily disputed election, the state-linked Herald newspaper reports. Lazarus Nyoni – the

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