Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near a game reserve A young girl has been killed by a lion while relieving herself at night at the back of a hut in a rural part of Zimbabwe, a police spokesman told the state-linked Chronicle newspaper. The aunt of the little […]

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pharmacies check buyers’ identities before dispensing marijuana Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. Sixteen pharmacies started dispensing marijuana on Wednesday, Almost 5,000 people have signed up to a national registry to be able to buy marijuana legally. They will be […]

Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than a million people, mostly Jews, were killed at Auschwitz An Israeli student whose grandparents survived the Holocaust has admitted stealing items from the Auschwitz death camp for her art project. Rotem Bides visited the former Nazi German camp in Poland several times and removed items, including a sign […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: ANC has ‘messed up South Africa’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has told the BBC that South Africa is in a political crisis and a no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, due next month, will be of any help. Her comments came on the day South Africans celebrated what would have been the 99th birthday of her former husband, Nelson Mandela, the country’s […]

May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

Image copyright ACLT Image caption May Brown received the donated stem cells from her sister at King’s College Hospital in London A woman with leukaemia at the centre of a campaign to allow her donor Nigerian sister to come to the UK has died. Martha Williams, 26, travelled to the UK to donate stem cells […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to the summer as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans play. […]

Lion parts ‘sold as fake tiger products’ in Asia

Lion parts ‘sold as fake tiger products’ in Asia

Image copyright AFP Trade in bones and other parts of lions faked as tiger products is thriving in Chinese and South East Asian markets, a leading wildlife group says. China’s ban on the sale of tiger products has led to unscrupulous traders substituting them with lion parts, the UK-based Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) said. South […]

Africa ponders Cup of Nations changes in key symposium

Africa ponders Cup of Nations changes in key symposium

Caf president Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The format and timing of the Africa Cup of Nations is up for discussion as a two-day symposium on the continental game’s future has begun in Morocco. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, […]

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Muthiora Kariara is a political newcomer A TV debate for Kenyan politicians hoping to become deputy president in next month’s elections went ahead even though only one candidate took part. Muthiora Kariara, a political novice who is running with independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu, answered questions for about an hour. […]

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Image copyright Defimedia.com Image caption Kamlesh Mansingh, Anish Soneea and Ravish Fakhoo wore bullet proof vests as they were taken to the crime scene Three men accused of involvement in the murder of a Scottish woman in Mauritius have returned to the crime scene as part of the police investigation. Janice Farman, who was originally […]