News by Region


Why a Frenchman built a 'Tudor' castle in Burkina Faso
Thibault Fornier lives in an ex-French colony, but is enamoured with all things British. | 01-Apr-2020 01:16

Sierra Leone overturns ban on pregnant schoolgirls
The ban was introduced in 2015 as schools reopened after the Ebola crisis.
BBC News | 30-Mar-2020 18:26

Eliud Kipchoge's self-isolation diary: 'It's really hard to train alone'
The Kenyan marathon champion is trying to stay fit while self-isolating.
BBC News | 30-Mar-2020 18:08

Coronavirus in Africa: How to do social distancing at work
As Covid-19 infections rise across Africa, here are some tips on how and why to social distance.
BBC News | 30-Mar-2020 09:19

Coronavirus: What the world can learn from Ebola fight
Liberia's ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world must conquer fear to deal with coronavirus.
BBC News | 30-Mar-2020 05:02

Coronavirus: The fears of a Kenyan domestic worker who can't stay at home
Esther has to keep working to feed her family in Kenya but is worried about catching coronavirus.
BBC News | 30-Mar-2020 01:29



Sajid Hussain: Fears for Pakistan journalist missing in Sweden
Sajid Hussain went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after receiving death threats connected to his work. | 31-Mar-2020 17:54

Coronavirus: 5G ‘certainly delayed’ in Europe and UK
UK and European 5G network rollouts will certainly be delayed during the pandemic, Huawei says. | 31-Mar-2020 17:04

Coronavirus: Russia includes jail terms to enforce crackdown
New Russian laws impose tough penalties for violating lockdown rules. | 31-Mar-2020 16:24

Coronavirus: Russians confused and wary of strict coronavirus lockdown
Russia has implemented measures in most regions, but people are wary amid a swathe of disinformation. | 31-Mar-2020 14:43

Coronavirus: Love knows no borders for elderly couple
An octogenarian couple are defying the pandemic by meeting up for a daily cross-border chat. | 31-Mar-2020 11:29

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. | 31-Mar-2020 06:06

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Middle East

Coronavirus: Syria reports first death amid warning of spread
The government says nine other people tested positive, but medics suspect there are many more cases. | 30-Mar-2020 21:57

French Christian charity workers kidnapped in Iraq are freed
The three French nationals and an Iraqi were abducted in Baghdad in January. | 27-Mar-2020 05:35

Coronavirus: Fears of virus in Idlib refugee camps
The UN warns that camps for the displaced in north-western Syria could be devastated by coronavirus. | 27-Mar-2020 01:11

Robert Levinson: Iran denies US former agent died there
His family say they now believe he died in custody in the Islamic republic, where he vanished in 2007. | 27-Mar-2020 00:10

Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’
Benny Gantz is reportedly set to share power with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, ending a year of political deadlock. | 26-Mar-2020 21:50

Robert Levinson: US hostage has died in Iran, says family
His family say he was working on an unauthorised CIA mission in Iran when he was kidnapped in 2007. | 25-Mar-2020 23:39


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