Africa

Ethiopia to launch national sex offence register

The system which aims to prevent and respond to sexual violence against women and children is hoped ...

Jacob Zuma wins court battle to stand in South Africa's election

Last month the electoral commission barred him over a contempt of court conviction....

Nigerian bank boss pleads not guilty to 26 fresh charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused Mr Emefiele of committing exchange rate ...

Sextortion case: Two arrested in Nigeria after Australian boy's suicide

Australian police say the teenage victim had traded explicit images with a person online before they...

Liberia uncovers 40,000 illegal civil servants

The Director-General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Josiah Joekai told the BBC details of the ci...

Bobrisky: Nigerian celebrity arrested for abuse of naira

Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, allegedly abused and mutilated banknotes during a film p...

Court summons five as Mercy Chinwo, husband take legal action over son’s paternity saga

The couple filed a lawsuit after Mr Bassey petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode ...

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: South Africa parliament speaker turns herself into police

Ms Mapisa-Nqakula arrived at a police station in Centurion, 40km (24 miles) from Johannesburg on Thu...

SA speaker charged with 12 counts of corruption

She made her first court appearance after handing herself over to a police station on Thursday morni...

Uganda's top court upholds controversial anti-LGBT law

But the court did weaken the legislation, saying that parts of it violated constitutional rights....

CAR opposition leader sentenced for defamation

Crepin Mboli Goumba, a lawyer and coordinator for the opposition group BRDC, was arrested earlier th...

Son of Guinea-Bissau's ex-president jailed in US for trafficking drugs to fund coup

Malam Bacai Sanha Jr, 52, planned to use the proceeds to fund his ambitions to become Guinea-Bissau'...

Nigeria: Binance official escapes custody

Nadeem Anjarwalla, a British-Kenyan dual national, was arrested in February with his US colleague Ti...

Nigerian court sentences Chinese businessman to death for murdering girlfriend

Frank Geng Quarong was discovered in her room after having stabbed her several times there....

Tanzanian national sentenced 12 years in prison in Seychelles for importation of cocaine

Shabani Kizamba Shabani was arrested on September 26 in 2022 upon his arrival in Seychelles on a Qat...

Amal Umar: Nigerian film star arrested on bribery charges

Police say Amal Umar gave an officer 250,000 naira (£137; $175) to have her impounded car released....

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu bans foreign trips by government officials

Mr Tinubu's chief of staff said the move was prompted by the president's "concerns about the rising ...

Uganda on alert as IS-linked ADF militants cross border from DR Congo

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants are planning attacks in urban areas, places of worship,...

Gambian MPs to debate bill seeking to reverse FGM ban

If the legislators agree to consider it, the bill will be taken through a committee for further scru...

Nigerian Islamic police arrest non-fasting Muslims during Ramadan

The Islamic police, widely known as Hisbah, carry out searches of eateries and markets every year du...

Kenya: TV anchor cleared of murder gets top government job

Jacque Maribe was cleared of murdering a businesswoman called Monica Kimani, who was found with her ...

Nigeria: Police arrest activist for beating wife to death

Some friends of the deceased alleged that Chidozie was in the habit of beating his wife daily withou...

888 candidates fail Nigeria Bar exam

This was as 4,412 candidates were successful out of a total of 5,300 who sat for the examination....

Nigeria: Man, 33, in court for allegedly removing neighbour's scrotum

Prosecutors said Kenneth unlawfully caused grievous harm to his neighbour (co-shop owner in the mark...

Zimbabwe: US slaps fresh sanctions on President Mnangagwa and other leaders

The order also affects other senior leaders in the country - blocking their assets in the US and bar...