Trump: US would destroy North Korea

US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: "Rocket man is on a…

Another Tanzanian newspaper banned

The Tanzanian government has banned privately-owned Mwanahalisi newspaper from publication for two years, for "publishing false information that could jeopardize the security of the country". The government says the newspaper had violated…

Two arrested in Tamale gang violence

Police have arrested two persons in connection with the fatal clashes which begun on Thursday night and escalated through Friday where some impoverished structures used as smoking joints suffered arson attacks in a counterattack by the gang…

Nigeria’s Yuguda wins BBC Komla Dumor award

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram…

Zanzibar arrests 20 over homosexuality

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, police say. The 12 women and eight men were picked up in a hotel where they were receiving training about HIV/Aids education…