South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Zuma protesters have been marching ahead of the vote South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is waiting to find out if a motion of no-confidence has passed following a secret vote in parliament. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on […]

South Africa’s President Zuma facing no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Zuma facing no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Zuma protesters have been marching ahead of the vote South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma faces a motion of no-confidence as MPs prepare to vote in a secret ballot. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on Tuesday, before voting booths […]

Kenya election 2017: Kenyatta says respect the result

Kenya election 2017: Kenyatta says respect the result

Media captionAnne Soy reports from Nairobi polling station on election day People are voting in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. President Uhuru Kenyatta called for unity, saying he would accept the result and urged rivals to do the same. Queues at polling stations formed early and some minor […]

Spain finds migrants in funfair lorries in Ceuta enclave

Spain finds migrants in funfair lorries in Ceuta enclave

Image copyright Reuters Image caption No fairground fun for these migrants found by police in Ceuta Spanish police have detained 19 North African migrants hiding in fairground lorries after a funfair in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Police with thermal imaging equipment and sniffer dogs found them among bumper cars and a ghost train, waiting […]

World Championships: Isaac Makwala ‘fit to run’ despite norovirus outbreak

World Championships: Isaac Makwala ‘fit to run’ despite norovirus outbreak

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Not being allowed to race would be devastating’ Botswana’s Isaac Makwala insists he is fit for Tuesday’s World Championship 400m final despite being told to pull out of the 200m after an outbreak of vomiting bug norovirus at a team hotel. Makwala, 30, told the BBC he […]

Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People began queuing early in the morning and even overnight to cast their votes People are voting in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for calm in a televised speech. He urged the 19 […]

South Africa MPs to vote in secret on Zuma no-confidence motion

South Africa MPs to vote in secret on Zuma no-confidence motion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma has been under pressure after sacking widely respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in March South African MPs will vote in secret on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, the parliament’s speaker has announced. Baleka Mbete made the ruling after opposition parties took the […]

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana sorry for nightclub ‘assault’

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana sorry for nightclub ‘assault’

Image copyright SA Government Image caption Mduduzi Manana became deputy education minister in 2012 South Africa’s Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has been accused of hitting a woman during a row at a nightclub. Mr Manana has apologised for the “shameful incident” saying that even though he was provoked, he “should have exercised restraint”. Women’s […]

Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum

Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum

Image copyright AFP Image caption The opposition boycotted the vote and called it a “farce” Mauritanians have voted to abolish the upper house of their parliament, the Senate, in a controversial referendum that was boycotted by the opposition. The result is seen as a victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is accused by […]

Calm before the Kenyan election storm

Calm before the Kenyan election storm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Kenyatta is hoping to be returned – but there are already fears about the election Kenya is holding its breath as the blaring speakers of the election campaign cars finally fall silent ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Ten years ago there was terrible post-election ethnic violence in the country, which […]