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Nigeria’s ‘sex for grades’ inquiry starts

A public inquiry into rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria has started in the capital, Abuja. It will gather victims’ accounts and suspected violators’ defenses. This is following a documentary by the BBC's Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions in West

Expect a lot of African-Americans in Ghana soon – Steve Harvey

American Comedian and actor Steve Harvey has disclosed that he is personally funding a trip that will bring a lot of African-Americans to witness the slave castle in Cape Coast and experience Ghana’s rich culture. According to the 62-year-old humorist, he has used all platforms available to him to enlighten Blacks

Scientists develop world’s first artificial womb for humans

Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands received a Future and Emerging Technologies grant of the European Programme Horizon 2020 of almost 3 million euros to develop an artificial womb within the next decade. The model, which is being developed, would provide babies with artificial respiration. Notably, in case

Nigeria university suspends ‘sex for grades’ pastor

The University of Lagos in Nigeria says it has suspended a lecturer featured in a BBC documentary on sexual harassment at two top West African universities. This comes shortly after Boniface Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor, was suspended by his church. There has been an outcry on social media after a

Video: ‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African universities

Sex for grades

Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University

Trump impeachment: Memo confirms president urged Biden inquiry


The White House has released details of a phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that has triggered a US impeachment inquiry. It shows Mr Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky on 25 July to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden, whose son worked for a Ukrainian gas firm. Mr Trump denies withholding

Robert Mugabe died a ‘very bitter’ man, nephew says

Robert Mugabe died

Robert Mugabe's nephew has said the former Zimbabwean leader died a "very bitter" man. Mr Mugabe, who died aged 95 last week, led Zimbabwe for nearly four decades until he was ousted by a coup in 2017. "Imagine people you trusted - people that were guarding you, looking after you - [turning]

Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. Mr Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe's early years were praised for

Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria recalls High Commissioner to South Africa

Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala following alleged xenophobic attacks on its citizens there. The most populous country in Africa has also pulled out of the World Economic Summit. It also demanded full compensation, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported, quoting a “presidential source.” Our Correspondent also reported that the

White House aide fired after leaks on Trump family

Trump family

US President Donald Trump's personal assistant has been forced to resign from the White House after leaking private information about his family. Madeleine Westerhout, 29, was abruptly removed on Thursday after the president learned she had been talking to reporters at a dinner this month. She was drinking and bragging about her