Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga

Media captionUhuru Kenyatta speaks after being re-elected president Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s election, officials say. Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%. After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for unity, telling opposition supporters: “I reach out to you… We […]

Nigeria army raid at UN camp in Maiduguri ‘unauthorised’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN has been providing aid to those affected by the Boko Haram insurgency Nigeria’s security forces have raided a UN camp in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri and carried out an unauthorised search, a UN official has told the BBC. Samantha Newport, of the UN Office for the Co-ordination […]

Kenya election 2017: AU and Commonwealth say poll credible

Image copyright AFP Image caption Unverified results give President Kenyatta a commanding lead over his rival Raila Odinga Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya’s electoral process, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga’s claim of massive fraud. African observers described Tuesday’s poll as credible, while former US Secretary of State John Kerry said its integrity remained […]

World Championships 2017: Botswana to honour Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold

Media playback is not supported on this device One-man race! Makwala reaches 200m semi-finals Botswana will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships. Makwala, whose exploits in London have been a major talking point this week, races in the final later on Thursday. On […]

Up to 55 migrants killed in second ‘deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen Another 55 migrants are thought to have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Up to 180 migrants were forced from a boat off the coast of Yemen. It is the second incident […]

Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked

Media captionKenya’s day of tension after polls Kenya’s electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system was hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday’s election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters the systems were not compromised at any point. He spoke out after presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected provisional results indicating a strong […]

Zimbabwe to build $1bn Robert Gabriel Mugabe university

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new university will be named after Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe is to build a $1bn (£770m) university dedicated to the man accused of leading his country to the brink of economic collapse, Robert Mugabe. Jonathan Moyo, minister of tertiary education, told reporters it was a fitting tribute to […]

Teenage migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers in Yemen

Image copyright IOM Image caption The survivors were found by IOM staff on a beach in Shabwa, Yemen At least 29 teenage migrants were deliberately drowned by a people smuggler in Yemen, the UN’s migration agency says. They were among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea by the smuggler […]

World Championships: Isaac Makwala and Wayde van Niekerk in 200m final

Media playback is not supported on this device Makwala’s ‘heart is still broken’ after missing 400m final Botswana’s Isaac Makwala joined South African favourite Wayde van Niekerk in the World Championships 200m final – having earlier qualified for the semis with a solo run at London Stadium. Makwala missed Monday’s heats while barred from competing […]

Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Odinga said the results have come after a computer hack Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. He rejected early results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. The electoral commission […]