Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. The women could face punishment of 40 lashes […]

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyright AFP Image caption Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Palestinian protests rage for third day

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Palestinian protests rage for third day

Media caption‘I didn’t fall, they shot me’ Palestinians have taken to the streets of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a third day angry at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds protested, but numbers were down compared to Friday. Earlier, Israel carried out strikes on Gaza in response […]

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

Image copyright EPA Image caption The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from the New Kingdom Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from […]

Jerusalem: Trump’s envoy Haley berates ‘outrageous UN hostility’

Jerusalem: Trump’s envoy Haley berates ‘outrageous UN hostility’

Media captionBBC reporters in Jordan, Turkey, Indonesia, Afghanistan and Pakistan convey the public mood The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The organisation “has outrageously been one of the world’s foremost centres of hostility towards Israel”, she said. […]

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu

Image copyright Reuters Image caption UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops face attacks from several militia groups in North Kivu At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN’s Monusco mission said the peacekeepers were attacked by suspected rebels of […]

Kenyan police in shoe purchase scam

Kenyan police in shoe purchase scam

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some police officers bought shoes from outside vendors contrary to regulations Kenya’s ministry in charge of policing may have lost at least $1.7m (£1.3m) following irregularities in the purchase of officers’ shoes, an official audit has found. The report described a “pathetic and unpleasant situation” with some officers wearing worn-out […]

Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacob Zuma became South Africa’s president three years after he was acquitted of rape A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. […]

Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

Image copyright Reuters/ EPA Image caption George Weah (L) and Joseph Boakai will now go head-to-head in a presidential run-off Liberia’s Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October’s first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run. This means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – […]

After IS, Libya yearns for normality

After IS, Libya yearns for normality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Giza al-Bahriya area of Sirte, days after the entire city was captured from IS in December 2016 One year on from a military campaign that successfully expelled so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, residents have complained of the scale of destruction that remains. Months […]