Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing a number of people. Gunfire and blasts were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab […]

Gabon President Bongo back home a week after failed coup

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Gabonese president is being treated in Saudi Arabia Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has returned to his country just over a week after an attempted coup. President Bongo had been in Morocco, where he was seeking treatment after reportedly suffering a stroke in October in Saudi Arabia. He came back […]

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somali-based militant group al-Shabab claimed […]

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

Image copyright AFP Image caption Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced. Mr Gbagbo […]

Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

Image copyright MDC Image caption It’s unclear who was behind the attack on MDC headquarters in the capital, Harare The main office of Zimbabwe’s opposition party, MDC, has been torched following protests sparked by the more than doubling of the fuel price. Photos taken at the scene show security gates torn down, windows smashed and […]

Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop ‘down in Africa’

Media captionThe sound installation is somewhere in the Namib desert, which is 81,000 sq km The world’s oldest desert is to be blessed with one of the most listened-to songs – Africa by Toto. Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play on loop, in tribute […]

Nairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation

A hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the Dusit hotel as well as offices. Police say they are treating it as a terrorist attack. Witnesses saw four armed men entering the […]

Zimbabwe protests after petrol and diesel price hike

Image caption Protesters in a poor suburb in Harare are calling on the government to step down after failing to address their problems Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe’s two main cities following the more than doubling of the fuel price. Burning tyres and boulders are being used to barricade roads and block buses from […]

eSwatini – Taiwan’s last friend in Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption King Mswati III awarded Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-we the Order of the Elephant at his palace in 2018 China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for “diplomatic and political morality” even though it is left standing alone. […]

Cesare Battisti: Bolivia extradites Italian ex-militant

Image copyright AFP Image caption A picture of Cesare Battisti on the plane leaving Bolivia was released by the Italian interior ministry An Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he […]

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