Uganda boat capsize: Dozens feared dead on Lake Albert

Image copyright Francis Mugerwa Image caption Relatives of the missing passengers wait at the shore of Lake Albert as search operations continue Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football players and fans from the […]

Uganda boat capsize: Dozens feared dead on Lake Albert

Image copyright Francis Mugerwa Image caption Relatives of the missing passengers wait at the shore of Lake Albert as search operations continue Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football players and fans from the […]

Malawi election: Albino killings, the president’s fake death and five more things

Malawi election: Albino killings, the president’s fake death and five more things

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Peter Mutharika (right) is facing a stiff challenge from Lazarus Chakwera (left) and Saulos Chilima (centre) Nearly seven million Malawians will have the chance to vote for a new president on 21 May in one of the most unpredictable elections in the country’s history. 1. The vice-president is standing […]

Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

Media captionYoung people in Singapore say they are now wary of buying Huawei phones Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move […]

Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian sworn in as Ukrainian president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been sworn in as Ukraine’s new president at a ceremony in the capital Kiev. In his inaugural speech, he said ending the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east would be his top priority. […]

‘Dozens’ killed in riot at Tajik high-security prison

Image copyright Reuters Three guards have been killed during a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the country’s justice ministry said. At least 24 inmates have also reportedly been killed in clashes at the prison in Vakhdat, east of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. The facility holds people convicted of religious extremism, including members of […]

French life support fight nears end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Viviane Lambert has fought for her son’s life to continue A man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France for over a decade is set to have his treatment stopped this week. Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident […]

Bodies of ‘twins’ found in clean-up of Kenya river

Image copyright GPS Image caption The bodies were buried near where they were discovered Kenya’s authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital, Nairobi. This is the eighth such discovery in recent months. Officials believe the bodies are being dumped […]

The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

Samuel Abdulraheem has no recollection of the day he was abducted, aged seven, from his family home in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Although he came from a large family – his father had 17 children by four wives – Samuel was on his own with a nanny that day. His family were told […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schwarzenegger urged fans to focus on the athletes at the event instead of the attack Video footage has shown Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger being attacked at an event in South Africa. The 71-year-old former California governor was interacting with fans during a skipping competition at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting […]

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