Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp in 2013 A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly light”. A spokesman for Ms Steenkamp’s family said the […]

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to a hero’s welcome Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president – who returned from exile on Wednesday – will be inaugurated at Harare’s […]

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

Media captionThe wife of a crewman says families aren’t being told anything Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected. The “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” was recorded in the south Atlantic […]

Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Robinho scored 28 goals in 100 games for Brazil Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with […]

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has also gathered evidence of slavery in Libya Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned […]

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Incoming new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” but analysts say rescuing Zimbabwe’s economy is a huge challenge Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed a “new and unfolding democracy” after returning from exile to replace Robert Mugabe. He also vowed to create jobs in a country where some estimates say 90% of people are unemployed. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, has returned to take charge of the country, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, will be made the new president […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on […]

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Media captionZimbabwe’s day of celebration Jubilant Zimbabweans have celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said “only God” could remove him. His ally turned rival, former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to return from neighbouring South Africa and could be appointed as the […]