Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Image copyright Reuters Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he would allow US FBI agents into the country to help investigate the alleged assassination attempt against him a week ago. The president said he believed that the people involved had fled to Florida, Peru and Colombia. The US has indicated it will co-operate with investigations, […]

Zimbabwe election: Inauguration delayed after result challenged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the recent election The inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been postponed after the opposition launched a legal challenge against the election result. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential […]

Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall

Image copyright Peter Mwai/BBC Image caption Buildings on Nairobi River wetlands are being ripped down Mechanical claws of excavators have been tearing into buildings in an upmarket area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the government’s request. Plush homes and shopping malls are among the 4,000 or so buildings targeted for demolition. Among them, the Ukay […]

Fifa bans Kalusha Bwalya from all football for two years

Kalusha Bwalya is a former African Player of the year, and went on to be coach of Zambia’s national team and president of the Zambia FA Football’s world governing body, Fifa, has banned Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, for two years. Its decision follows an investigation into his links to banned […]

Sunday schools and sheep on bikes

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman is among tens of thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrating the return of exiled patriarch Bishop Merkorios to the capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boys, who were not born when […]

Secret lives of Kenya’s drag queens

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Transfer news: Fulham sign Zambo Anguissa, Bryan, Rico, Vietto and Fosu-Mensah

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (left) played the full 90 minutes in the 2018 Europa League final as Marseille lost 3-0 to Atletico Madrid Fulham have signed Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa in a £22.3m deal, one of five transfers the Cottagers completed on Thursday. Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan joined for £6m, with loan deals for […]

Zimbabwe election crisis: MDC’s Tendai Biti in court

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tendai Biti is the most senior opposition politician to be detained since President Mnangagwa took office Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti has appeared in court in handcuffs on charges of inciting violence after he was deported from Zambia. Zambia’s government rejected Mr Biti’s request for asylum on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s President […]

Zimbabwe police ‘detain’ MDC’s Tendai Biti after deportation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tendai Biti is accused of unlawfully announcing that opposition leader Nelson Chamisa won elections Zimbabwean police have detained senior opposition politician Tendai Biti in the capital following his deportation from Zambia, his lawyers have said. Zambia’s government rejected Mr Biti’s request for asylum on Wednesday. He fled to Zambia after […]

Yemen war: Children killed in air strike on bus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties Dozens of people, many of them children, have been killed or wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in rebel-held northern Yemen. The bus was travelling through Dahyan market in Saada province at the time. […]