Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffers double court blow

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffers double court blow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuma is due to step down as African National Congress leader next week South African President Jacob Zuma has lost two court cases in one day, both linked to corruption allegations. Pretoria’s High Court ordered Mr Zuma to set up a judicial inquiry, calling him “seriously reckless” for challenging […]

The Congolese road where everyone is hungry

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands. Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country’s Kasai region. The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency – the same as […]

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Image copyright Romanov Empire website Image caption The artificial islands are meant to be linked to The Gambia’s Tanji village by a causeway The Gambia has become the latest country to deny that it is selling a Siberian businessman land for his plan to revive the Russian monarchy. The Gambia “has not signed any memorandum […]

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has carried out a wave of bombings in Nigeria The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers. Seizures of the drug have skyrocketed since 2013, […]

Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Oscar Pistorius (left in 2016) was found guilty of his girlfriend’s murder in 2015 Former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl, less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled. The disgraced Paralympian was allegedly […]

South Sudan clashes ‘kill 170’

South Sudan clashes ‘kill 170’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Previous clashes in South Sudan have been over issues like cattle More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more than 200 people injured, local MP […]

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin announced the move at the Russian Hmeimim airbase in Syria Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday. President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday. Russian support has been crucial […]

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah wins 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal […]

Tanzanian President Magufuli pardons child rapists

Tanzanian President Magufuli pardons child rapists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Magufuli pardoned prisoners in his independence day speech Children’s rights activists have condemned the pardon of two child rapists by the Tanzanian president. Kate McAlpine, director of the Arusha-based Community for Children Rights, told the BBC she was “horrified but unsurprised”. John Magufuli made the pardon in his independence […]

Sudan women in trousers: No indecency charges

Sudan women in trousers: No indecency charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police. File image Charges of indecency have been dropped against 24 women who were caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. If convicted, the women […]

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