Zambian ‘sex drugs’ land men in cholera centre

Zambian ‘sex drugs’ land men in cholera centre

Image copyright AFP Image caption The cholera epidemic has caused much panic in Zambia Three men have been mistakenly admitted to a cholera centre in Zambia after eating herbs with “sex enhancing” qualities, an official has said. The men were vomiting, a symptom of cholera, so worried well-wishers rushed them to the centre, Chanda Kasolo […]

London Marathon 2018: Mary Keitany eyes Paula Radcliffe’s world record

London Marathon 2018: Mary Keitany eyes Paula Radcliffe’s world record

Mary Keitany broke the ‘women-only’ world record at London in 2017 Kenya’s Mary Keitany will use male pacemakers in an attempt to break Paula Radcliffe’s ‘mixed-gender’ race world record at April’s 2018 London Marathon. The record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds has stood for 15 years. Athletics’ world governing body recognises two […]

Nigerian man wins gay asylum test case

Nigerian man wins gay asylum test case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tests to determine sexual orientation are controversial The EU’s top court says psychological tests should not be used as grounds to reject asylum claims from people fleeing countries where homosexuality is illegal. Tests to determine a person’s sexual orientation are controversial, but are used when assessing asylum claims. The […]

Egypt election: Last major challenger to Sisi quits presidential race

Egypt election: Last major challenger to Sisi quits presidential race

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Khaled Ali said many of his campaign members had been arrested A leading human rights lawyer has quit Egypt’s presidential race, saying his supporters were being intimidated and the electoral process was corrupt. Khaled Ali is the latest high profile figure to pull out from the 26-28 March elections, […]

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa: Mugabe family ‘left in peace’

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa: Mugabe family ‘left in peace’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Zimbabwe’s long-time leader Robert Mugabe will be “left in peace” with a “lucrative” retirement package, his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. However, Mr Mnangagwa also told the BBC’s Mishal Husain that no-one had been granted immunity from prosecution. Many Zimbabweans […]

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa: We would accept election defeat

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa: We would accept election defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Emmerson Mnangagwa – Zimbabwe’s new president – has told the BBC his party would accept defeat should Zanu-PF lose the election later this year. Speaking to Mishal Husain, he said: “If we lose elections, that’s it.” Mr Mnangagwa – who […]

At least 27 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 27 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 27 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Varying reports say 20 to 30 more were wounded by the blasts, which took place within minutes of each other. The first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central al-Sleimani neighbourhood, […]

At least 22 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 22 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 22 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Varying reports say 20 to 30 more were wounded by the blasts, which took place within minutes of each other. The first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central al-Sleimani neighbourhood, […]

Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Museveni has said he appreciates Trump’s frank language President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has given a speech declaring his “love” for US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as “shithole” countries during an immigration meeting. Mr Trump has denied making […]

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

Image copyright AFP Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa. Over the following decades, he would become known across the world for both his music and his […]