Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

Image caption South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them at risk of identity theft. The information contained in […]

Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ lynch mobs

Image copyright Frank Kandu Image caption Several people have come out in public and said they were attacked by vampires. Police in the south-east African state of Malawi say they have arrested 140 members of lynch mobs who attacked people suspected of being vampires. At least eight people are believed to have been killed, including […]

Lupita Nyong’o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment. She spoke out in a New York Times article, saying she was lured to his room under false pretences. He then said that he wanted […]

Somalia among worst for pollution deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the […]

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the president’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Image copyright Getty Images Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” have disrupted a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida. Richard Spencer’s address in Gainesville prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Outside the event, police officers stood guard as hundreds of demonstrators shouted: “Go home, Spencer!” His speech comes two months after […]

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead at the scene of Somalia’s bomb attack A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city’s most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets. Men and women in the city, security officers, even government officials – all are wearing […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman is accused of running a criminal organisation, money […]

UK banks ‘linked to SA money laundering’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

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