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53 charged in Nigeria over 'gay wedding'

Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding.

Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling banning Jehovah’s Witnesses after the justice ministry called on it to dissolve the “extremist organisation”.

China 'seriously concerned' about N Korea

Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.

Nigeria suspends spy boss over $43m haul

Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Nigeria's foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president's office has said.

Uganda ends hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony

Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Ugandan troops have pulled out of the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic (CAR), the army has said.

Mali ‘Islamist militant attack’ kills five

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Five Malian soldiers have been killed by suspected Islamist militants on Tuesday in the northern city of Timbuktu, BBC Afrique reports. According to an official statement, the soldiers were killed in a raid carried out at dawn on a camp in the remote Gourma Rharous area about 120 km (75m) from Timbuktu.

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Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after runway repairs

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Nigeria’s airport in the capital, Abuja, has reopened six weeks after it was closed for urgent repairs. Henrietta Yakubu, a spokesman for the aviation authority, said repair works were completed 24 hours ahead of schedule.

Theresa May to seek snap election

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.

DR Congo opposition calls for investigation into expensive passports

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00

Opposition leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo called on national authorities on Monday to investigate a report by Reuters last week that most of the money paid by Congolese citizens for new passports goes overseas.

North Korea threatens new missile tests

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US.