Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside […]

Florida school shooting: Trump slams FBI over attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wednesday’s attack in Parkland was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012 President Donald Trump has rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida. He said the agency was “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign”. “There is no […]

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records. It’s also been hailed as a cultural moment for the representation of black characters in Hollywood. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. […]

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o on ‘reimagining Africa’

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DR Congo troops killed ‘in Virunga park’ by Rwandan army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo remains deeply unstable At least five Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army, the military in DR Congo says. Gen Bruno Mandevu said the clash had occurred in the Virunga National Park, on Congolese territory – a claim Rwanda denied. He said the […]

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Media captionOxfam head: ‘I know we have a problem’ Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for […]