Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Image copyright EPA Image caption Young people say job creation is a top priority Angolans are heading to the polls to vote for a successor for their veteran leader. Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power in the oil-rich country since 1979, making him the world’s second-longest serving president. He is not contesting this […]

The man who wants to sell rhino horns

Global trade in rhino horn is banned under a UN convention, but the first legal auction is due to be held in South Africa. Rhino breeder John Hume says open trade is the only way to raise vital funds for the species and stop poaching. The man who wants to sell rhino horns

US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption N Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he is considering firing missiles near the US territory of Guam The US has imposed sanctions on a dozen Russian and Chinese companies and individuals it accuses of helping North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. Earlier this month, members of the UN Security Council, […]

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Image copyright Uganda police Uganda police say they have arrested a number of suspects over a recent spate of killings of women near the capital, Kampala. The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, said that a suspect had confessed to killing eight women on the orders of businessmen. The murders were for ritual sacrifices, Gen […]

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident is alleged to have happened in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city Four suspects have been arrested in Morocco after a video emerged on social media showing a group of men sexually molesting a woman on a bus. The footage, posted on Sunday, caused outrage online. It shows the young […]

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was “tired” of eating human flesh. When questioned further, the man produced part of a human leg and hand. Police then accompanied the man back to a house in KwaZulu-Natal where more […]

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness near a petrol station tipped off police Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was […]

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