Last Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 01:46:01 PM 

Zanzibar arrests 20 over homosexuality

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, police say. The 12 women and eight men were picked up...

Hot video: Minister disguised as patient catches corrupt hospital workers

Uganda’s State Minister of Health for General Duties disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government...

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove...

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance. Following a meeting of environment...

US considering closing its embassy in Cuba – Secretary of State

The US is considering closing its embassy in Cuba after diplomatic staff reported health problems which Washington blames on a "sonic attack". Secretary of State...
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Pathetic story of epilepsy sufferer who fell into fire

The hideous and grotesque look of Benita Okereke has not made her warm disposition grow cold and hard. Rather she remains optimistic that God...

ECOWAS must play lead role in Togo – Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of the National House of Chiefs, has reiterated the call on the Economic Community of West...

Murderers remove albino’s brain

A 17-year-old boy with albinism has been found with his brain missing after he was brutally murdered in Mozambique. A local resident in Tete in...

Ethiopia hit by ethnic war

Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia's Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at...

Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims as the president seeks to secure equal rights for the country's female population. "Congratulations...