$5 solar light designed for Africa

$5 solar light designed for Africa

Image copyright Inventid A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world’s most affordable solar lamp. Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African countries. It was developed in collaboration with China’s Yingli and charity Solar Aid. […]

Trump’s Saudi speech to condemn violence in name of religion

Trump’s Saudi speech to condemn violence in name of religion

Media captionDonald Trump sways along with a traditional Saudi sword dance US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday. A leaked version of his speech says the fight against extremism “is not a battle between different faiths” […]

North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption South Korea said the latest missile resembled the Pukguksong-2 that was tested in February North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said. The White House said the medium-range missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea’s last three tests. It comes a week […]

Canada’s Justin Trudeau photobombs students’ prom picture

Canada’s Justin Trudeau photobombs students’ prom picture

Image copyright Twitter/AdamScotti Image caption Only a few of the students seem to have spotted Justin Trudeau mid-jog behind them Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an unscheduled appearance in Vancouver on Friday night – jogging through a high school prom photo. The keen sportsman had been out for a run along the Stanley Park […]

Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Image copyright STR/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Hillary Step (pictured as it used to look) was the last big technical challenge before Everest’s summit A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world’s highest peak even more dangerous to climbers. Mountaineers said the Hillary Step may have fallen victim to Nepal’s devastating […]

Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

Media captionEmotions – whether tears or laughter – ran high at the reunion A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in […]

South African men march against abuse of women and children

South African men march against abuse of women and children

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spate of attacks on women and children has shocked the country Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children. One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility for […]

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those killed were from the Libyan National Army, seen in action in this file photo Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to […]

Thomas Minito: Suspect in Kenya’s ranch raids found dead

Thomas Minito: Suspect in Kenya’s ranch raids found dead

Image copyright The Star Image caption Thomas Minito was reported missing earlier this week A Kenyan politician being investigated for the raids in private farms in the Laikipia region has been found dead. Thomas Minito’s body was found floating in a river in Machakos, 50km (30 miles) from the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. Police […]

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged […]