Why Kenyan school children are being taught to say ‘no’, loudly

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Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. […]

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state […]

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out […]

Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival

Image copyright Ashley Stocks Image caption Police attended Tameside Stadium when violence broke out at the cycling festival Police have condemned the “appalling” violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested. Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, […]

US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adults who try to cross the US-Mexico border are automatically taken into custody The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border. Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of […]

Audi boss arrested over diesel affair

Image copyright EPA The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. […]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]