Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun ‘bump-stocks’

Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun ‘bump-stocks’

Image copyright Reuters The National Rifle Association has called for “additional regulations” on bump-stocks, a rapid fire device used by the Las Vegas massacre gunman. The group said: “Devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” Republicans have said they would consider banning the tool, despite […]

US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, the US Africa Command has said. Another soldier from a “partner nation” had also died in the attack, it said – without specifying their nationality. The US soldiers had been providing advice and assistance in […]

US and Niger soldiers ‘killed in ambush’

US and Niger soldiers ‘killed in ambush’

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say. Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. US Africa Command said the patrol had come under “hostile fire” and was working to confirm the details. The US army […]

Las Vegas shooting: Trump arrives to console victims

Las Vegas shooting: Trump arrives to console victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump will act as consoler-in-chief while visiting victims of Sunday’s attack US President Donald Trump has arrived in Las Vegas where he is expected to console survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Mr Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, will meet some of […]

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised for poisoned ice cream claim

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised for poisoned ice cream claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seen as a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has publicly reprimanded the country’s other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to “destabilise” the country. It follows Mr Mnangagwa’s claim that he was poisoned. The governing Zanu-PF has been battling to […]

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised for poisoning claim

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised for poisoning claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seen as a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has publicly reprimanded the country’s other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to “destabilise” the country. It follows Mr Mnangagwa’s claim that he was poisoned. The governing Zanu-PF has been battling to […]

Zimbabwe reporter held over ‘Grace Mugabe underwear’ story

Zimbabwe reporter held over ‘Grace Mugabe underwear’ story

Image copyright AFP Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of President Robert Mugabe A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained over a story alleging that used underwear had been distributed to ruling Zanu-PF supporters on First Lady Grace Mugabe’s behalf, his lawyers say. NewsDay reporter Kenneth Nyangani was likely to face “criminal defamation” charges, […]

Patience Jonathan: Nigeria ex-first lady decries ‘witch-hunt’

Patience Jonathan: Nigeria ex-first lady decries ‘witch-hunt’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Jonathan says she is being persecuted because of her unflinching support for her husband in the 2015 presidential campaign Nigeria’s ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan has accused the government ‘s anti-corruption agency of conducting an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was following a “sinister […]

Blasts at Uganda MPs Bobi Wine and Allan Ssewanyana’s homes

Blasts at Uganda MPs Bobi Wine and Allan Ssewanyana’s homes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Afrobeats singer Bobi Wine became an independent MP after winning a by-election in June Grenade attacks have taken place at the homes of two Ugandan opposition MPs, including singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi. Mr Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, said he was targeted for opposing the ruling party’s plan to scrap […]

Cameroon internet shut for separatists

Cameroon internet shut for separatists

Image copyright SEYLLOU Image caption The internet shutdown earlier this year badly affected businesses in English-speaking regions Internet services have been shut down in Cameroon’s English-speaking areas after clashes involving separatists. Security forces opened fire on demonstrators who were calling for independence at rallies on Sunday, killing at least eight people A BBC reporter in […]