Inside Nigeria’s Kidnap Crisis – Full documentary – BBC Africa Eye

Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping epidemic. Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victim, and millions of dollars in ransoms have been paid. But the Intelligence Response Team, led by a man nicknamed “Nigeria’s Super Cop”, are taking the fight to the kidnappers. Is the unit the solution to the Nigeria’s kidnap crisis? BBC […]

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa initiative

The Brookings Institution welcomes Thione Niang, Founder of Give1Project and Co Founder Akon Lighting Africa, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States- Brahima S. Coulibaly, Senior Fellow and Director, Africa Growth Initiative, The Brookings Institution- Florie Liser, President & CEO, Corporate Council on Africa-David Mehdi Hamam, Acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General […]

Lost Kingdoms of Africa 4 of 4 West Africa

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the Lost Kingdoms of West Africa, with particular attention to the 16th-century bronzes from the kingdom of Benin.

10 Billion Dollar Energy Scandal in Senegal (BP)

BP has agreed to pay around ten billion dollars to a businessman involved in a suspicious energy deal. The energy giant bought Frank Timis’s stake in a gas field off the coast of Senegal for $250 million in 2017. But documents obtained by BBC Panorama and Africa Eye reveal that BP will also pay his […]

Mali attack: ‘100 killed’ in ethnic Dogon village

According to BBC: Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, officials say. The attack happened in Sobame Da, near Sanga town in the Mopti region. The search for bodies is ongoing, but officials say 95 people have been found dead, with […]

Sweet sweet codeine: What happened next? – BBC Africa

In Nigeria, thousands of young people are addicted to codeine cough syrup – a medicine that’s become a street drug. The Nigerian senate estimates that 3 million bottles of codeine syrup are drunk every day in just two states – Kano and Jigawa. BBC Africa Eye went undercover to investigate the people behind Nigeria’s cough […]

Rwandan minister tells CNN to ‘shut up’ after report on using millions to sponsor Arsenal

BY ISMAIL AKWEI, at 12:37 pm, August 13, 2018 (Original Article) Rwanda’s bid to boost the country’s tourism sector by sponsoring English football club Arsenal with a reported 30 million pounds ($40 million) has received a lot of backlash from the United Kingdom and the government doesn’t seem happy about it. A report published by American television network Cable News Network […]

Zimbabwe President Helps Top Opponent ‘Get Bail’

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (Read Original Article on Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa has disclosed that he intervened to have a leading opposition figure Tendai Biti bailed. According to Mnangagwa, the move was to foster unity, peace and dialogue in the country. In a tweet thread hours after Biti was granted bail on charges […]