Angolan capital ‘most expensive city for expats’

Angolan capital ‘most expensive city for expats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A political protest in June by supporters of the opposition UNITA movement in Luanda Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world’s most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place. The claim is made in the 23rd annual cost-of-living survey carried out […]

CAR violence: Deadly clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

CAR violence: Deadly clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption UN peacekeepers run regular patrols in Bria At least 40 people have been killed in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. The mayor of the town of Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, spoke of bodies lying […]

DR Congo Kasai conflict: ‘Thousands dead’ in violence

DR Congo Kasai conflict: ‘Thousands dead’ in violence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN has called for an investigation into the violence, which has left millions displaced More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says. The figure, reported by the Reuters news agency, is […]

Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

Image caption Abas Abdullahi Siraji was Somalia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was in his car near the presidential palace in Mogadishu when he was killed by Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, who reportedly mistook […]

Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Two EU staff were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief has said. One victim was a Portuguese soldier while the other was a Malian woman, Federica Mogherini added. Mali’s security minister said on Sunday that […]

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world’s displaced people A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to […]

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of displaced people rely on food aid in Nigeria Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says. It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for […]

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP. “Unfortunately for the moment there […]

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Ivorian football star Cheick Tiote during his funeral ceremony in Abidjan. The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle […]

Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims

Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims

Media captionResidents watch on as their homes blaze in Pedrogao Grande Portugal has declared three days of mourning for the 61 victims of one of the country’s deadliest forest fires. Four children are among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside their cars as they tried to flee the central forested region of […]