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I need a wife – Aliko Dangote reveals

Aliko Dangote has revealed that at 61, he is not getting any younger, and he is willing to take on a new wife. Speaking with David Piling in a Financial Times interview, Lunch with FT, the multi-billionaire, who is Africa’s richest man,…

Nigeria army releases 183 detained children

Nigeria's armed forces have released 183 children who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The 175 boys and eight girls - whose ages ranged from eight to 18 years - were freed in Maiduguri,…

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. A peace deal ending the 1998-1999 border conflict has never been fully implemented and there has been tension…

Jacob Zuma’s son charged with corruption

The son of South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption in a court in the commercial city of Johannesburg. Duduzane Zuma is alleged to have been part of attempts to bribe a former deputy finance minister to…

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis, who has been leading negotiations to leave the EU, has resigned from the government. In his resignation letter, Mr Davis criticised the PM's Brexit plan - agreed by the cabinet on Friday - saying it would…