Special Report

24/3/2015

Hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat

In Sierra Leone, hunting of game is a thriving enterprise

full story

Secret Nigerian drinking dens in KanoBy LUCY FLEMING in Kano | Sunday, March 22  2015 at  14:10

A bar in Sabon Gari, Kano, Nigeria The bars open in the late afternoon - and start filling up after sunset. PHOTO | BBC |

Establishments selling alcohol are along a road in the Sabon Gari suburb

full story

Gangs threaten election peace in Nigeria's main cityBy BEN SIMON | Friday, March 20  2015 at  16:11

Policewomen help an injured women after violence broke out during a presidential campaign rally of Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress in Lagos on January 30, 2015. PHOTO | AFP |

Oshodi market in Lagos is a bellwether of the tensions building up ahead of March 28

full story

Mali, where you can pay your tax with a ramBy ALEX DUVAL SMITH | Thursday, March 19  2015 at  15:01

Kani Sissoko and Adama Fofana working at the Bamako tax office. PHOTO | BBC |

You can also choose the tax rate you will pay

full story

North African cities lead the way as continent changesBy AFP | Tuesday, March 17  2015 at  18:06

A delegation looks at a scale model of the new Egyptian capital displayed at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 14, 2015. Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo, a minister announced at a global investor conference. AFP | PHOTO |

Cairo heads the list with Tunis, Casablanca and Algiers also in the top five

full story