African Stars You Might Not Know Played for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid

Nairobi — The first LaLiga fixture between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid took place way back in 1929, sparking an intense sporting rivalry that has lasted almost a century. Today, this rivalry is more prominent than ever, with football fans eagerly awaiting the outcome of the next ElClasico clash this Saturday. In anticipation of the […]

Nigeria protests: The misinformation circulating online

By Peter MwaiBBC Reality Check Related Topics Reality Check image copyrightReuters image captionProtests about the Sars police unit have been going on for two weeks Protests began earlier this month in Nigeria calling on the authorities to abolish a controversial police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars). The story has started trending globally, with […]

Nigeria Sars protest: Prison break and gunshots heard as unrest continues

Related Topics #EndSars protests media captionThere were violent clashes at an End Sars demonstration and protesters claim the army opened fire ‘to kill’. Gunfire has erupted and jailbreaks have been reported in Nigeria, as unrest over the shooting of protesters in its biggest city continues. Rights group Amnesty International said security forces killed at least […]

Tanzania President John Magufuli: The man who ‘banned’ coronavirus

By Basillioh MutahiBBC News, Nairobi image copyrightGetty Images Tanzania President John Magufuli’s idiosyncratic handling of the coronavirus pandemic has put the country in the global spotlight. Now one of the region’s most unconventional leaders is seeking a second term. When Covid-19 arrived in Tanzania, President Magufuli didn’t believe in people staying at home. He wanted […]

Nigeria Sars protest: Unrest in Lagos after shooting

Related Topics #EndSars protests media captionThere were violent clashes at an End Sars demonstration and protestors claim the army opened fire ‘to kill’. Buildings have been set aflame and there are reports of gunfire in Nigeria’s biggest city after demonstrators were shot at a protest. Rights group Amnesty International said at least 12 people were […]