Uganda closed schools due to the pandemic in March 2020…some haven’t reopened since
A network of secret societies formed in universities in the 70s
Does France’s troop withdrawal from Mali open the door for Russia?
When South Africans go to the polls can they vote outside their racial group?
One year on from the ‘End SARS’ protests where is Nigeria heading?
Have pandemic restrictions fueled a 'shadow pandemic' of violence in the home ?
Higher fuel prices have got people feeling the pinch
The two neighbours have very different ideas about their sea border
The buzzing musical genre has been around for more than 70 years
African countries plan to launch more satellites than ever over the next five years
More than 30 years after his death, Sankara is still cherished by people across Africa
Students have missed out on school thanks to Covid. Will extra hours help them catch up?
Some new fathers in Nigeria will get two weeks off to help with the baby
Chinese investment to Africa has gone through the roof…and so has the money we owe
Unpredictable weather is making it harder to grow crops. Could new seed varieties help?
After struggling for many years, Zimbabwe’s economy shows the first signs of recovery
Nigeria is about to launch eNaira – a new digital currency
Cabo Delgado in Mozambique has been decimated by war. When is it safe to return there?
Can reopening the border bring peace and prosperity to Sudan and South Sudan
Decades after apartheid ended, are black South Africans still locked out of the industry?
With 547 constituencies nationally, many have still to vote.
Kenya’s geothermal power station to bring power to millions.
Kenya is still reeling from a wave of unrest being blamed on armed pastoralists.
A new generation of traditional healers is using social media to share their practices.
Their leader is dead, their fighters divided. What now for the militant Islamist group?
The island is on the brink of the world’s first "climate change famine", says the UN.
The trial of “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina concludes
How did the Nigerian singer take the world by storm?
Complaints of petty corruption are forcing the Kenyan police to rethink its strategy.
The former dictator may be in exile, but his political career is not quite over yet.
Thousands of doctors have left Nigeria to look for better-paying jobs abroad.
Across Africa, there are loads of taboos around sex. So how do women talk about it?
Why are health experts warning wealthy countries against hogging Covid-19 jabs?
The number of jobless South Africans is growing. How come?
A president deposed, soldiers at the wheel. What now for Guinea?
And why is this stopping them from accessing healthcare and other basic services?
Women in African newsrooms say sexual harassment is rife. How did it get this bad?
Nigeria’s oil industry is being shaken up by a new law – but what does it all mean?
Does the continent have what it takes to become a leader in seaweed farming?
The combat sport is growing in popularity, amassing millions of views worldwide.
A new hike in child marriages is being reported, but what exactly is behind it?
Size helps with involvement of citizens in politics
Examining stories from Africa for Africa.
A new wave of young rappers is trying to put Naija trap on the map. Will they make it?
Is Zambia facing its most unpredictable election since independence?
Sierra Leone has become the latest country in Africa to get rid of the death penalty.
Has the pandemic stretched Africa’s mental health services beyond breaking point?
Rwandan troops deployed in Mozambique
Covid-19, medals, and ramen. Is the Tokyo Olympics living up to all the hype?
A new vaccine could help Africa eradicate malaria. How does it work?
After almost nine months of fighting, is war in Tigray about to take a new turn?
The president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. What now?
16 African countries have banned them.
Music streaming has never been more popular - but can African companies profit from it?
And why does he want an ethnic Yoruba state in south-west Nigeria?
Many young Africans still look up to the man described as “Africa’s Che Guevara”.
Does the continent have what it takes to cash in on its jewellery-making skills?
After a year long delay, the games start this month.
Looting and violence. A level of unrest not seen in years. What’s it all about?
Zimbabweans are having to stretch their dollars to get by. But why is that?
A tracking device in every car and motorbike in Uganda. How feasible is that?
A dangerous industry that costs the country millions of dollars.
Has Tanzania transformed its pandemic response?
It’s been ten years since South Sudan became an independent nation.
The future of the former president hangs in the balance. But how did we get here?
Rising prices have made it harder for many Nigerians to fill their shopping baskets.
Has a wave of pro-democracy protests in Eswatini brought about any change?
Country to host the tournament in 2022
Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has been arrested. What does this mean for Nigeria?
African animation is in its infancy - but cartoons from the continent are travelling far.
Catholic schools are being seized by the Eritrean state – but why exactly?
Internet shutdowns are becoming more common in parts of Africa. How come?
Luxury property boom despite a poor economy.
Four years of an Islamist insurgency. Mozambique’s had enough – but what’s the way out?
Ghana vowed to plant millions of trees to tackle climate change. Will it work?
Togolese farmers are trying out drones – but what difference will they make?
How did a private military firm from Russia end up in the Central African Republic?
Young men buying sex for rides.
South Sudan has suddenly got pretty hot at basketball. How come?
A much awaited election is about to happen in Ethiopia. Why does it matter?
Could cannabis ever become one of Africa’s top exports?
Climate change is reshaping our world. But how’s it affecting our mental health?
Concern over new infections real and rising
Millions across Africa have no access to electricity. Could solar power be the answer?
Is it time for younger generations to take charge of the continent’s fate?
The former president is returning to Ivory Coast. Will he get a hero’s welcome?
Why has the Nigerian government put an indefinite ban on Twitter?
They want justice for the alleged killing of student.
It’s near to one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
A genre of music from South Africa that’s got everyone dancing.
How traditional banks struggle to reach African populations.
Ugandans in Bushika county to challenge government in court.
Allegations that have divided opinion in the country.
Why does the Nigerian Senate want to imprison people who pay kidnap ransoms?
Thousands of young Kenyans are struggling to pay off their student loans.
It’s the second coup in less than a year. What exactly is going on in Mali?
South Africa’s Somali community says it’s being targeted – but why exactly?
Africa remains the least vaccinated continent
She’s been called a populist, but Abir Moussi is shaking Tunisian politics to the core.
South African women could soon be allowed to marry more than one man.
Can neighbouring countries help?
A new financial deal for the African continent
More and more African authors are getting published.
There’s been a sudden rise in the number of Covid cases in the Seychelles – but why?
The NBA is putting good money into a brand new league for African basketball.
Illegal fishing is costing West Africa billions of dollars – but can it ever be stopped?
Some Ghanaians are calling on politicians to fix their country - but why exactly?
There is pressure on President Buhari to take control.
The Zulu nation is mourning its Queen’s death, but it’s unclear who will succeed her.
Have Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army finally hit the end of the road?
Why build a major oil pipeline, when the world’s set on using less fossil fuels?
Ghana’s take on drill music – called "Asakaa" – has got West Africa buzzing. Why?
“Shortages it hasn’t seen since the 60s or 70s”.
Delayed elections. Politicians at odds. Violence in Mogadishu. What’s Somalia come to?
Lockdowns and curfews have meant bad business for bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Buying a house is a dream many young Ghanaians simply can’t afford to have. But why?
Why should Malawi turn its back on its most profitable export?
Malawi and South Sudan might destroy more than 70,000 Covid-19 vaccines. Why?
How did some businesses manage to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to grow?
Chad's on full alert after the president was reportedly killed by rebels. What now?
Teenage pregnancies have increased during the pandemic. But why exactly?
Twitter wants to expand its operation to Ghana. What’s behind the company’s move?
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is worth trillions of dollars
Tanzania’s new President seems to be taking a new direction.
Why vaccines for all matter
Why is there water scarcity in Nairobi?
How should an African city of the future be built?
A wave of violent attacks has killed dozens of people in Sudan’s West Darfur region.
Why has Kenya struggled to get hold of drugs that keep people with HIV healthy?
West Africa is feeding the world’s passion for cocoa. But are farmers being fairly paid?
A massive dam in the River Nile has Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt at loggerheads. But why?
Six months ago, Nigeria stood up to police brutality. Has anything changed ever since?
Alan and the team are taking a quick break for Easter. We’re back on 6 April.
Skin bleaching products can be dangerous – so why aren’t they banned across the board?
There’s no shortage of talent – but can African game makers take the world by storm?
South African children are dropping out of school – and this pandemic isn’t helping.
Kenya wants to close its two largest refugee camps. But where can people go from there?
Some Christians in Kwara state don’t want Muslim students to wear a veil while at school.
Streaming African movies has never been easier – but is that good for the film industry?
They call themselves “al-Shabab” - but who are the insurgents fighting in Cabo Delgado?
The pandemic is changing the face of the Olympics. How’s everyone preparing?
How did President Idriss Deby manage to stay in power for 30 years?
Enough with the snacks: Africa’s got an obesity problem. But what’s causing it?
Why are thousands of Africans travelling to war-torn Yemen?
President Magufuli hasn’t been seen in public for more than two weeks. Where could he be?
Salons shut. DIY haircuts. How badly has the pandemic hit the hair care industry?
A slice of the Indian Ocean, wanted by both Kenya and Somalia. But who actually owns it?
The tips and secrets of three countries that are bringing the fight to Covid-19.
Eritrea is being blamed for some of the worst violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
A wave of violent protests has swept through Senegal. What were they about?
More and more pirate attacks area happening off the coast of West Africa. But why?
What needs to happen to get more women in charge?
Most black children in South Africa are growing up without their dads at home. Why?
Zambia’s debt keeps on growing, as families start feeling the pinch. Who’s to blame?
Swarms of locusts are tearing through East Africa. How did they become a plague?
The agony of not knowing. The Tigray diaspora cut off from their loved ones in crisis
Misconceptions about Covid vaccines might stop some people from getting the jab.
There’s a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. Can it be contained before it’s too late?
Blackouts can be so annoying! So, why are there so many of them in South Africa?
Your parents may still not quite get them, but online LGBT communities are buzzing.
Laws may be changing, but LGBT issues are still a taboo for many across the continent.
Nigerian children are being kidnapped from their schools. Who’s to blame?
Bread prices are soaring in Sudan – and people are getting restless. So, what’s going on?
Why are some businesses calling for all imports of second-hand clothes to be banned?
What are the challenges of having a baby through surrogacy in Kenya?
Why is the Central Bank of Nigeria cracking down on cryptocurrency accounts?
Somali politicians can’t decide how to elect their president. So, what’s holding them up?
Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has been going on for 100 days – but why exactly?
Has the pandemic stretched Africa’s mental health services beyond breaking point?
Nigeria’s cattle herders are at loggerheads with farming communities – but why?
There are calls for more discipline – and perhaps a little caning – in Kenyan schools.
The opportunities and challenges for Africa’s growing beauty industry.
Tanzania may have decided not to roll out Covid vaccines, but has it defeated the virus?
A new antiretroviral vaginal ring is raising hopes - but how effective is it?
Could coffee help South Sudan fix a broken economy, battered by years of civil war?
Rebels encircle the capital. The president stays put. Is a storm about to hit the CAR?
South Africans have faced three alcohol bans since the Covid-19 pandemic.
After two weeks of protests - and some riots - are Tunisians getting their demands heard?
Not being able to buy sanitary products is holding some women back – but why should it?
How prepared is southern Africa to deal with a more infectious variant of coronavirus?
Why are some Malians calling for a French anti-jihadist force to go home?
Climate change is endangering African farmers’ livelihoods. What can they do about it?
Does President Museveni’s grip on Uganda remain as strong as ever?
The Covid pandemic has hit economies hard, but what has that meant for young people?
Donald Trump is out. Joe Biden is in. What does a new US President mean for Africa?
The joys and anxieties of those in the diaspora who decided to return to Africa.
As Covid-19 surges across Africa, will there be enough vaccines for the continent?
One question, one story. A new podcast that examines the news shaping the continent.