China fears ‘conflict at any moment’ over N Korea

China fears ‘conflict at any moment’ over N Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption “All relevant parties should be highly vigilant,” the Chinese foreign minister says China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. Mr Wang’s comments come as the US voices […]

The Nigerian woman standing up to Boko Haram

It has been three years since more than 270 girls were abducted from the dormitory of a secondary school in Nigeria by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Most of the girls from the town of Chibok are still missing. BBC Hausa’s Jimeh Saleh met one woman who has joined one of the vigilante groups trying […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Nearly 100 missing after Libya boat sinks’

Migrant crisis: ‘Nearly 100 missing after Libya boat sinks’

Image caption Mohamed Amine is among the survivors who have been taken to a detention centre At least 97 African migrants, including women and children, are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, a coastguard spokesman has said. A total of 23 male survivors were rescued while clinging to a floating device, Ayoub […]

African supermodel Maria Borges on cover of Elle magazine

African supermodel Maria Borges on cover of Elle magazine

Image copyright Elle Image caption Maria Borges has tweeted of her delight at appearing on the Elle front cover Supermodel Maria Borges has tweeted that she is honoured to be the first African woman to feature on the cover of the American version of Elle magazine this century. In an interview with Elle, the Angolan […]

Nigeria’s EFCC ‘finds $43m in Lagos flat’

Nigeria’s EFCC ‘finds $43m in Lagos flat’

Image copyright EFCC Image caption The money was neatly arranged and hidden in wardrobes, investigators say More than $43m (£34m) has been seized from a flat in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, the anti-corruption agency says. Officials raided the flat after a tip-off about a “haggard-looking” woman in “dirty clothes” taking bags in and out of […]

US sanctions for CAR warlords

US sanctions for CAR warlords

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rival militias having been fighting for territory in CAR The US has imposed financial sanctions on two militia leaders accused of fuelling conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). The sanctions against the two men, who come from rival sides in the conflict, underscored the US’s determination to tackle instability […]

Didier Drogba: Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner

Didier Drogba: Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner

Media playback is not supported on this device Drogba to own and play for US club Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has joined United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising as a player and co-owner. Drogba, 39, has not played since leaving Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact in November. He will start […]

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Image copyright Gabriel Lio Image caption New fossils found in 2015 help fill gaps in our knowledge of how Teleocrater looked One of the earliest relatives of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators, a study suggests. Many palaeontologists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like, as the fossil […]

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Media captionMother of Beslan siege victims seeks answers The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to protect the hostages of the Beslan school siege in which about 330 people died in 2004. In the siege, Chechen rebels took more than 1,000 hostages, mostly children. The operation by Russian forces to end […]

Zambia police charge Hichilema over motorcade clash

Zambia police charge Hichilema over motorcade clash

Media captionHow road rage led to treason charge in Zambia Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason after allegedly obstructing the presidential motorcade. Mr Hichilema’s convoy allegedly refused to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s convoy on Sunday, while travelling to a ceremony. A confrontation erupted between the two convoys, as […]