South Africa’s Saidy Brown: ‘Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter’

South Africa’s Saidy Brown: ‘Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter’

Image copyright Saidy Brown Image caption Saidy Brown was born HIV-positive, but didn’t know until she was 14 “When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn’t think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year.” Since Saidy Brown tweeted those words on Friday, thousands of people have […]

Togolese striker Francis Kone saves opponent’s life

Togolese striker Francis Kone saves opponent’s life

Kone (left) has been labelled a hero after his actions Togolese striker Francis Kone saved the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec, who nearly swallowed his tongue during a Czech league match. Slovacko’s Kone acted fast after Berkovec had collided with his Bohemians 1905 team-mate Daniel Krch. He used his fingers to move Berkovec’s tongue and […]

Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone

Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone

Image copyright AFP Image caption As a result of the dispute over Western Sahara, thousands of people have been living in refugee camps in Algeria. Morocco is to pull out of a UN buffer zone in the disputed Western Sahara territory, an official statement says. The country says the former Spanish colony is part of […]

Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Media captionThe moment La La Land’s producers realised Moonlight had won best picture Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the […]

South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead is in the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting. A famine has been declared some parts. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead has been to the rebel-held town […]

Puntland troops stage short mutiny ‘over unpaid salaries’

Puntland troops stage short mutiny ‘over unpaid salaries’

Troops in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have briefly staged a mutiny. Dozens of soldiers seized the parliament compound in the administrative capital Garowe and blocked nearby streets. However one of the region’s most respected clan elders, Islan Issa Islan Mohamed, told them to return to their barracks. He told the BBC that the “drama” […]

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters gather for Moscow march

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters gather for Moscow march

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nemtsov’s body lies on Moskvoretsky bridge Marchers are gathering in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on a bridge outside the Kremlin in 2015. Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and a deputy prime minister under former President Boris Yeltsin, was a fierce critic of President […]

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

Media captionTraining the stars of the future in Lagos One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain […]

‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of people across Africa depend on hand pumps for their water supplies The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa. Growing demand for groundwater is putting pressure on the resource while researchers struggle to accurately […]

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