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Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers’ title with second place in the United States Grand Prix. The result means Hamilton becomes the second most successful F1 driver of all time – moving him to within one championship of all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven is now within his reach. Hamilton failed in […]

China’s mobile operators have made 5G services available to consumers, as the country seeks to become a global technology leader. State-owned carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom unveiled their 5G data plans on Thursday. It comes as Beijing and Washington have been embroiled in a power struggle over trade and technology. South Korea, […]

Twitter is to ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics,” company CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted. Social media rival Facebook recently ruled out a ban on political […]

South African police have arrested around 100 foreigners during an operation to evict refugees and asylum seekers from a UN building in Cape Town. The police, who used water canon, were carrying out a court order to remove about 300 people who had occupied the building for the past three weeks in a grievance over […]

PSA Group, the French owner of Peugeot, is exploring a merger with its US-Italian rival Fiat Chrysler, it has confirmed. A deal between the two carmakers would create a business with a combined market value of nearly $50bn (£39.9bn). This is Fiat Chrysler’s second attempt at a merger this year after it pulled out of […]

Cable channel HBO has given the go-ahead for a prequel series to the hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon will be set about 300 years before events in the original series, which ended its eight-season run earlier this year. The announcement came hours after another planned prequel, due to star […]

Tanzanian health authorities have imported 30 million condoms to curb a shortage reported earlier this year in the east African country. Many are concerned about the soaring prices of condoms, amid the dwindled distribution of government-provided condoms, the BBC Swahili’s Gilian Kikowe says. Some guest houses in the commercial capital and tourism hub, Dar es […]

talian football giant AS Roma has launched a Swahili Twitter account to engage its followers in East, Central and Southern Africa. It comes days after the club’s English-language account used Swahili to congratulate Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge for becoming the first person in history to run a marathon under two hours. Paul Rogers, head of […]

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Mr Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was […]

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is going to launch globally at the end of next year. The games console will come with a new controller that uses enhanced vibration technology. It will feature a solid-state drive that means games will boot up faster and cut loading times. The console’s graphics also get an […]


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