Zimbabwe to build $1bn Robert Gabriel Mugabe university

Zimbabwe to build $1bn Robert Gabriel Mugabe university

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new university will be named after Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe is to build a $1bn (£770m) university dedicated to the man accused of leading his country to the brink of economic collapse, Robert Mugabe. Jonathan Moyo, minister of tertiary education, told reporters it was a fitting tribute to […]

Teenage migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers in Yemen

Teenage migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers in Yemen

Image copyright IOM Image caption The survivors were found by IOM staff on a beach in Shabwa, Yemen At least 29 teenage migrants were deliberately drowned by a people smuggler in Yemen, the UN’s migration agency says. They were among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea by the smuggler […]

World Championships: Isaac Makwala and Wayde van Niekerk in 200m final

Media playback is not supported on this device Makwala’s ‘heart is still broken’ after missing 400m final Botswana’s Isaac Makwala joined South African favourite Wayde van Niekerk in the World Championships 200m final – having earlier qualified for the semis with a solo run at London Stadium. Makwala missed Monday’s heats while barred from competing […]

North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite reported threat to Guam, Americans can “sleep soundly”, says Rex Tillerson US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there is no imminent threat from North Korea, despite Pyongyang saying it was considering strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. Flying into Guam, Mr Tillerson also defended President Donald […]

Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Image copyright Reuters The FBI has conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Virginia home of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, US media have reported. Federal agents are said to have seized files and other material on 26 July, a day after Mr Manafort voluntarily met the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Manafort left the […]

Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Odinga said the results have come after a computer hack Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. He rejected early results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya’s election chief […]

World Championships: Isaac Makwala withdrawal decision defended by IAAF

World Championships: Isaac Makwala withdrawal decision defended by IAAF

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Not being allowed to race would be devastating’ Athletics’ governing body has defended its decision to deny a World Championship medal favourite entry to London Stadium amid attempts to control a “very virulent” norovirus outbreak. Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, 30, had hoped to run in Tuesday’s 400m final, […]

Kenya election 2017: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted

Kenya election 2017: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted

Media captionInside a Nairobi polling station with the BBC’s Anne Soy Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken an early lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s election. With three-quarters of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44% for his rival, Raila Odinga, figures show. However, the opposition coalition has rejected the […]

South Africa Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

Media captionPresident Jacob Zuma addresses the crowds in Cape Town South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence – despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean some MPs from the governing ANC party might side with them against the president. But […]

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Zuma protesters have been marching ahead of the vote South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is waiting to find out if a motion of no-confidence has passed following a secret vote in parliament. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on […]