‘Save trees when roasting Eid sheep’ in Niger
Authorities in Niger want Muslim celebrants to use coal instead of firewood at next week’s festival.
Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.
Minnesota Orchestra Honors Nelson Mandela By Bringing Music To South Africa
The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Soweto, South Africa. The orchestra’s tour of the country grew out of its conductor’s work with youth orchestras there.
(Image credit: Euan Kerr/Minnesota Public Radio News)
Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’
The 36-year-old musician turned politician has become a real thorn in the side of Uganda’s long-time leader, Yoweri Museveni.
Lagos landlords and the problems of renting as a single woman
Two single women tell BBC about their experiences renting property in Lagos.
Australia lake killings: Mother granted reduced jail sentence
Akon Guode killed three of her children by driving them into an Australian lake.
Ancient Egyptian mummification ‘recipe’ revealed
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.
Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa’s gold rush
After decades of gold mining, large swathes of Johannesburg’s population are thought to be exposed to toxic and radioactive waste.
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How To Get Women To Trust The Police? ‘Gender’ Desks
In Tanzania and Zanzibar, the rate of sexual assault is high. And even the police admit they don’t do a good job responding to complainants. So they came up with a plan.
(Image credit: Rebecca Grant for NPR)