South African minister Motsoaledi blasts African leaders’ ‘health tourism’

South African minister Motsoaledi blasts African leaders’ ‘health tourism’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari returned to office in August after three months’ medical leave in the UK A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left […]

Migrant crisis: Macron unveils plans after meeting

Migrant crisis: Macron unveils plans after meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boat off Libya – usually they are dangerously overcrowded French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to curb migration across the Mediterranean after meeting African and European leaders. It involves tackling people smugglers, improving stability in Libya and increasing aid to the transit countries. Mr Macron also wants […]

Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case

Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case

Image caption Police found several human body parts during a raid in a traditional healer’s house Fear has gripped the village of Shayamoya in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province after the discovery of a decapitated body. The family of Zanele Hlatshwayo, 25, who has been missing since July, believe she was a victim of a cannibalism […]

Storm Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding expected to worsen

Storm Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding expected to worsen

Media captionThe water rose quickly trapping residents of La Vita Bella care home “Catastrophic” flooding in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake […]

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is the third attempt in the past 10 years that Kenya has tried to ban plastic bags A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 […]

Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in Rakhine state Thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are […]

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Argentina searches for missing protester

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Argentina searches for missing protester

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado has been missing since 1 August “Where is Santiago Maldonado?” Social media in Argentina is chiming with the same phrase, loaded with anger and frustration. The protester, 28, went missing at an indigenous-rights rally in Patagonia at the start of August, on land owned by Italian clothing company […]

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Media caption‘I’m basically homeless’, one woman in Katy, Texas, told CBS News Texas will be hit by “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding”, the US National Hurricane Center has warned, as Hurricane Harvey moves inland. The category four storm – the biggest to hit the US mainland in 13 years – battered areas of the Texas coast […]

Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict

Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yingluck Shinawatra was facing a lengthy prison term if found guilty Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme, members of her party have said. Puea Thai Party sources said Ms Shinawatra left Thailand last week. It was revealed […]

Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Members and supporters of the Angry Soldiers’ Wives group pictured at the protest Several hundred women married to French soldiers are holding a demonstration in Paris to denounce the “deplorable working conditions” in the army. The protest was organised by the group Angry Soldiers’ Wives, which has nearly 5,200 […]