Licence to blog: Will ‘Swahili WikiLeaks’ have to close?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Official figures say there are 23 million internet users in Tanzania out of a population of 55 million Bloggers in Tanzania will have to pay $920 (£660) for the privilege of posting content online, according to new regulations. The government says it wants to protect the East Africa nation from […]

‘Bin Laden’s Tunisian bodyguard’ on welfare

Image copyright Bild screenshot Image caption The popular German tabloid Bild headlines the case of Sami A A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for […]

Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Media caption“Anybody in his way, he would hit”: Witnesses recall Toronto van incident Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police said. The incident appeared to be deliberate […]

South African women win Goldman prize for stopping nuclear deal

Image copyright Gerald Petersen/ Goldman Environmental Prize Image caption Makoma Lekalakala (R) and Liz McDaid, who says “government tends to regard its citizens as sheep” Two South African women who successfully challenged a secret, multibillion-dollar nuclear deal have won a major environmental prize. Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid led a five-year court battle against South […]

Mo Salah: The ‘Egyptian king’ inspiring the Arab world

Mo Salah: The ‘Egyptian king’ inspiring the Arab world

Image copyright Getty Images Social media users in Egypt have reacted with pride as Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah became the first Egyptian footballer to be named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. He is only the second African footballer to win the award, after Leicester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez in 2016. Salah, […]

SA to tighten security after fan violence

Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has promised to beef up security at domestic league and cup matches in South Africa South Africa’s Premier Soccer League moved quickly to promise increased security at domestic matches, following the violent scenes which marked the end of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars. […]

Adama Barrow: Gambia politics ‘fragile’ but progressing

The political situation in The Gambia is progressing after 22 years of authoritarian rule and bad laws the country’s president, Adama Barrow, has told BBC Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi. President Barrow took office in January 2017 after defeating long-serving President Yahya Jammeh in an election the previous December. Gambia elections: President-elect Adama Barrow’s life story. You […]

Egypt’s Salah is UK’s PFA Player of the Year

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Standout’ Salah wins PFA Player of the Year award Mohamed Salah has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18. The Liverpool forward, 25, beat Kevin de Bruyne, Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, David Silva and David de Gea in the vote by his […]

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam convicted in Belgium

Image copyright Belgian/French police A Belgian court has convicted Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, over a gunfight that led to his arrest. Abdeslam and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both found guilty of terror-related charges of attempted murder. They fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in […]

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