Nnamdi Kanu: Wife begs Nigerian government for information

The wife of a Nigerian separatist leader who has been missing since last September has begged the Nigerian government for answers. Uchechi Kanu told the BBC’s Nkem Ifejika she believed the government knows where her husband Nnamdi – the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement – was being held after his home […]

BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

Image caption There are very few news publications for Igbo and Yoruba speakers Two new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa. Their digital content is mainly aimed at audiences who use mobile phones. Igbo is primarily spoken in south-east […]

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church and study ancient books containing religious secrets. Produced by: Charlie Northcott, Kalkidan Yibeltal and Berihu Lilay. Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

More Africans should try winter sports, says Togolese cross-country skier

Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean finished 83rd in the 10km free in Pyeongchang More Africans should compete in the Winter Olympics, says Togolese cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean. The 24-year-old failed to qualify for the women’s sprint classic and finished 83rd in the 10km free in Pyeongchang. Petitjean, who made her Olympic debut for Togo at Sochi 2014, is […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside […]

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Media captionThe Russian foreign minister called for “facts” before commenting further Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”. The charges brought by […]

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fraud is linked to luxury jeweller Nirav Modi Three people have been arrested on suspicion of helping a billionaire jeweller to defraud one of India’s largest banks of millions. Nirav Modi, a diamond broker and luxury jeweller to celebrities, is being investigated in a $44m (£31m) fraud case at […]

Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

Media captionThe earthquake shook this newspaper office in Mexico City A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the powerful tremor was near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. Friday’s quake was 24.6km […]

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records. It’s also been hailed as a cultural moment for the representation of black characters in Hollywood. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?