Three Kenyan men sentenced to death for stripping woman

Image copyright AFP Image caption The assault led to protests in Nairobi demanding that women’s rights be respected in 2014 Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi. The death sentence was imposed after the three were convicted of […]

Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near a game reserve A young girl has been killed by a lion while relieving herself at night at the back of a hut in a rural part of Zimbabwe, a police spokesman told the state-linked Chronicle newspaper. The aunt of the little […]

Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Makhosi Khozi has been told she has 21 days to live South African parliament and police are to provide security for an ANC MP after a number of death threats against her. Parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the decision followed a security assessment that confirmed “a security threat existed” against […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: ANC has ‘messed up South Africa’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has told the BBC that South Africa is in a political crisis and a no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, due next month, will be of any help. Her comments came on the day South Africans celebrated what would have been the 99th birthday of her former husband, Nelson Mandela, the country’s […]

May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

Image copyright ACLT Image caption May Brown received the donated stem cells from her sister at King’s College Hospital in London A woman with leukaemia at the centre of a campaign to allow her donor Nigerian sister to come to the UK has died. Martha Williams, 26, travelled to the UK to donate stem cells […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans […]

Lion parts ‘sold as fake tiger products’ in Asia

Image copyright AFP Trade in bones and other parts of lions faked as tiger products is thriving in Chinese and South East Asian markets, a leading wildlife group says. China’s ban on the sale of tiger products has led to unscrupulous traders substituting them with lion parts, the UK-based Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) said. South […]

Africa ponders Cup of Nations changes in key symposium

Caf president Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The format and timing of the Africa Cup of Nations is up for discussion as a two-day symposium on the continental game’s future has begun in Morocco. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, […]

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Muthiora Kariara is a political newcomer A TV debate for Kenyan politicians hoping to become deputy president in next month’s elections went ahead even though only one candidate took part. Muthiora Kariara, a political novice who is running with independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu, answered questions for about an hour. […]

Tanzania worshippers swept away in river baptism

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many charismatic churches in Africa perform baptisms in rivers Tanzanian police have detained a pastor after two worshippers drowned while being baptised in a river near Rombo in the north of the country. The two victims were overwhelmed by the current of the River Ungwasi, a police spokesman has told […]

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