Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of corruption […]

UK protest over Nigeria, Ghana deportations

UK protest over Nigeria, Ghana deportations

Image copyright PA Seventeen people have been arrested after a protest at Stansted Airport in Essex temporarily halted take-offs and landings on Tuesday. Police were called at 21:30 BST as a group entered a non-commercial runway and locked themselves in an aircraft. Those involved were trying to stop a charter flight which they claim was […]

Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan were discovered in the central […]

Kasai unrest: UN experts ‘found dead’ in DR Congo

Kasai unrest: UN experts ‘found dead’ in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan were discovered in the central […]

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

Image copyright AFP Image caption Simone Gbagbo is already serving a 20-year prison term A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted the country’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, of crimes against humanity. The charges related to the violence that followed the 2010 presidential poll when her husband, Laurent, refused to accept defeat to Alassane Ouattara. […]

Kasai unrest: Bodies found in hunt for UN Congo experts

Kasai unrest: Bodies found in hunt for UN Congo experts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo believe they have located the bodies of two UN investigators who went missing in the country. The remains were found in an area where US citizen Michael Sharp […]

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr […]

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Image caption Violette Uwamahoro (R) was arrested on 14 February A Rwandan court has released a pregnant woman from the United Kingdom who was accused of involvement in a plot against Rwanda’s government. Violette Uwamahoro appeared last week in court in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, charged with spreading state secrets. A judge said there was no […]

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Image caption Nay wa Mitego (l) was greeted by well-wishers and relatives on his release Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki, known as Nay wa Mitego, has been released just a day after he was arrested for releasing a song deemed insulting to the government. The song emerged last week and has been widely shared on social […]

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