Women’s World Cup: Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-1 to reach last 16

Vivianne Miedema’s two goals against Cameroon mean she is now the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer The Netherlands confirmed their place in the World Cup knockout stage with a game to spare as they beat Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema, 22, became the European champions’ all-time top scorer as she […]

Caster Semenya rejects Rabat Diamond League 800m invitation

Semenya is appealing against new IAAF rules restricting testosterone levels in female athletes Caster Semenya has declined an invitation to race in the 800m at Sunday’s Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, Morocco. On Tuesday, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court suspended the IAAF’s new rules restricting testosterone levels in female athletes. Despite being cleared to continue […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Sadio Mane suspended for Senegal’s opening match

Sadio Mane has 60 caps for Senegal and has scored 16 goals for his country Senegal coach Aliou Cisse confirmed that his Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is suspended for their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 27-year-old will miss the Group C fixture against Tanzania on 23 June in Cairo […]

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of people have protested against the plans The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced. She had previously refused to scrap the bill despite mass protests from Hong Kong residents. “I feel deep […]

Venezuela crisis: Migrants dash to cross Peru border

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Venezuelans queue at an immigration office in the border town of Tumbes Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws. Under new laws introduced on Saturday, Venezuelans need to have a passport and visa to enter Peru. Authorities […]

Sudan protest witnesses saw ‘death in all its forms’

Sudan’s military rulers have admitted that they ordered the security operation that led to the killing of at least 100 protesters last week. Troops and government-backed militia groups moved into Khartoum, attacking protesters who were demanding a return to civilian rule, following the removal of former President Omar Al-Bashir. The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane […]

Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

Media captionThe BBC’s Anne Soy reports from the Uganda-DR Congo border The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was “very much an emergency” in the region, but it did not pose a global threat. However, it […]

Tanzania row over wig and hair extension tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Imported wigs and hair extensions would be taxed by 25% A row has broken out in Tanzania over the government’s decision to impose a tax on wigs and hair extensions. Many male and some female MPs applauded and thumped their desks in approval when Finance Minister Philip Mpango announced […]

Algeria drop footballer after moony

Brest’s Haris Belkebla played for Algeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that Haris Belkebla has been dropped from the Africa Cup of Nations squad. Belmadi explained that it was in order to ‘maintain discipline’ in the squad ahead of the finals in Egypt which begin on 21 June. […]

Sudan crisis: Ousted President Bashir charged with corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bashir has not been seen publicly since his arrest in April Former Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has been charged with corruption. The charges are related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders”, the public prosecutor’s office said, without giving more details. The military ousted the long-time president […]