Afcon celebrations continue in Ivory Coast — BBC Africa

If you thought #AFCON2023 cel­e­bra­tions were over, think again! 🥅 ⚽️ 🎉 🇨🇮 Ivo­rians are still cel­e­brat­ing their third Afcon tro­phy, hav­ing matched Nige­ri­a’s 🇳🇬 record of three titles. The mood is jubi­lant in the streets of #Abid­jan, as large crowds wel­come home their nation­al team. 🏆 #Afcon #Afcon­Cham­pi­ons #TheEle­phants #IvoryCoast #Foot­ball #Afcon2023 Sub­scribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Web­site: https://www.bbc.com/africa…

The president who vowed not to overstay — BBC Africa

“The pres­i­dent can­not extend his term of office, not even by one day”. These were the words of Sene­gal’s pres­i­dent, Macky Sall before his elec­tion in 2012, but has he gone back on his word?  Sene­gal is in polit­i­cal tur­moil since its leader post­poned the Feb­ru­ary 2024 elec­tions, with crit­ics say­ing the move is just anoth­er way…

Haiti crisis: Will Kenya overcome the ghosts of Brazil’s mission? BBC Africa

Kenya is deploy­ing a force of 1,000 police offi­cers to Haiti to fight crim­i­nal gangs that have tak­en con­trol of Haiti’s cap­i­tal, Port-au-Prince. How­ev­er, Kenya is not the first for­eign inter­ven­tion in Haiti; Brazil led a mis­sion from 2004 to 2016, with a mixed out­come. But can Kenya suc­ceed where oth­ers have failed? And what…

African students loved living in Sudan but war forced them to flee — BBC Africa

African stu­dents in Sudan share the real­i­ties of find­ing them­selves in a war zone, after mov­ing to the coun­try for a new chap­ter and edu­ca­tion. “Just imag­ine wak­ing up the morn­ing with bomb blasts.” “Very, very, very scary,” says Fauziya Idris Safiyo. #sudan #sudan­war #bbcafrica Sub­scribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Web­site: https://www.bbc.com/africa Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twit­ter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Insta­gram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/

What does South Africa get out of Brics? BBC Africa

The five Brics coun­tries of Brazil, Rus­sia, India, Chi­na and South Africa are hold­ing their 15th annu­al sum­mit in Johan­nes­burg. How­ev­er one of the nations lead­ers, Vladimir Putin, will not be there.  The G7 nations have been very crit­i­cal of Rus­si­a’s inva­sion of Ukraine, but the Brics nations, includ­ing South Africa, less so.  The BBC’s Kim Chakanetsa…

How do UK visa changes affect foreign students? — BBC Africa

In May 2023, the UK gov­ern­ment has announced plans to scrap depen­dent visas for many for­eign stu­dents.  The new rule comes as migra­tion to the UK hit a record high of 606,000 last year.  BBC Africa explains why is Nige­ria one of the main tar­gets of the clam­p­down.  Pre­sent­ed by Ani­ta Nkonge Pro­duced by Mau­reen Nyukuri …

Why Nigerian elections ‘will not be postponed’ — BBC Africa

The head of Nige­ri­a’s Inde­pen­dent Nation­al Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (Inec), Pro­fes­sor Mah­mood Yakubu, says that the Niger­ian elec­tions will go ahead as planned despite rumours of post­pone­ments due to inse­cu­ri­ty in parts of the coun­try. Nige­ri­ans are set to go to the polls on 25 Feb­ru­ary 2023 to elect a new pres­i­dent. Pro­fes­sor Yakubu spoke to…

The Nigerian influencers paid to manipulate your vote — BBC Africa

A BBC inves­ti­ga­tion has dis­cov­ered that polit­i­cal par­ties in Nige­ria are secret­ly pay­ing social media influ­encers to spread dis­in­for­ma­tion about their oppo­nents ahead of gen­er­al elec­tions in Feb­ru­ary. The BBC’s Glob­al Dis­in­for­ma­tion Team has spo­ken to whis­­tle-blow­ers work­ing for two of Nige­ri­a’s polit­i­cal par­ties, and promi­nent influ­encers who have described it as “an indus­try”. The…

What Happened to the ‘Housegirls’? — BBC Africa Eye documentary

Three years ago, BBC Africa Eye’s Nan­cy Kacun­gi­ra report­ed on the plight of three young women, Mer­cy, Scovia and Esther who left their homes to find jobs as domes­tic work­ers. Com­mon­ly referred to as ‘house­girls’, the film chron­i­cled their hard lives and illus­trat­ed how being employed as a domes­tic work­er can some­times lead to mistreatment…

The cost of being an atheist (Documentary) — BBC Africa

On April 5th 2022, Mubarak Bala – the pres­i­dent of the Human­ist Asso­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria – plead guilty to charges attached to blas­phe­my. The sen­tence that fol­lowed caused shock­waves through­out the coun­try, rever­ber­at­ing around the world, and plac­ing the threats to free­dom of expres­sion in Africa’s most pop­u­lous coun­try under new scruti­ny.  BBC’s Yemisi Adegoke…