England beat Malawi 61-53 to win series with a Test to spare

England beat Malawi 61-53 to win series with a Test to spare

England travel to Australia for the Commonwealth Games in April before hosting the World Cup in 2019 England beat Malawi 61-53 at the Copper Box to secure a series victory with a Test to spare. England began with the same starting line-up that secured a narrow 66-60 victory in the first match. The world number […]

Mugabe will play elder statesman role in Zimbabwe, says mediator

Mugabe will play elder statesman role in Zimbabwe, says mediator

Image caption Father Fidelis Mukonori mediated between Robert Mugabe and the military Robert Mugabe will continue to have a role to play in Zimbabwean politics, the Jesuit priest who helped negotiate his resignation has told the BBC. Father Fidelis Mukonori said he would provide “advice” as an elder statesman, including to the new president. Mr […]

Pakistan army called on to stop ‘blasphemy’ clashes in Islamabad

Pakistan army called on to stop ‘blasphemy’ clashes in Islamabad

Media captionPolice fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters Pakistan’s government has called for troops to be deployed in the capital, Islamabad, after violence broke out during protests by Islamists. About 200 people were injured when security forces tried to disperse an Islamist sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange – a key highway. Several […]

Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its […]

Argentina missing submarine: President pledges inquiry to ‘know the truth’

Argentina missing submarine: President pledges inquiry to ‘know the truth’

Media captionFamilies of the crew say relatives aren’t being told anything Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised that an inquiry into the disappearance of a navy submarine will “know the truth” of what happened. Mr Macri urged Argentines not to look for people to blame until all the facts were known. He said the search […]

Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world

Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world

Media captionPresident Mnangagwa called Robert Mugabe “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader” Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to re-engage the country with the world, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. In his inauguration speech, Mr Mnangagwa sought to reassure foreign investors to attract badly needed funds to revive Zimbabwe’s failing economy. […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Mnangagwa is sworn is as Zimbabwe’s new president Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. And he said he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and […]

Zimbabwe: Crowds gather to see Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

Zimbabwe: Crowds gather to see Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

Media captionWatch: Emmerson Mnangagwa set to be sworn in Crowds are gathering at a 60,000-seat stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, to witness the swearing-in of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s president. It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president’s dismissal earlier this month led the ruling […]

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 […]