Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke was seen rising over residential areas where the fighting broke out Libyan militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government have launched a series of attacks on loyalist forces in the capital, Tripoli. At least 28 people were killed and about 130 injured, officials said. Explosions were heard across the […]

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Image copyright Barthazar Ndwayezu Image caption Rashamba Debola, 96, says she does not want to leave the forest Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government’s plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. The Ogiek were entitled to live on their ancestral land and the government […]

Nigeria schoolchildren seized in Lagos

Nigeria schoolchildren seized in Lagos

Nigerian police are searching for six children abducted from their school on the outskirts of the main city, Lagos. The abductors freed four other children after “profiling” their parents, police said, apparently referring to the fact that they were not regarded as wealthy. The men came through a swampy forest bordering the state-run Model College […]

Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to ‘moralise society’

Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to ‘moralise society’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and some say they cannot afford to marry Cohabiting couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to get married or face legal consequences. The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign “to moralise society”. A […]

Zambia ‘expels’ South Africa’s Mmusi Maimane

Zambia ‘expels’ South Africa’s Mmusi Maimane

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mmusi Maimane wants South Africa to lodge a formal diplomatic protest with Zambia South Africa’s opposition leader has been expelled from Zambia, blocking him from attending the treason case of his detained counterpart, his party says. Police boarded Mmusi Maimane’s flight, and “forcefully prevented” him from entering Zambia, his party […]

Everton set for pre-season friendly in Tanzania

Everton set for pre-season friendly in Tanzania

Everton will be playing either a Kenyan or Tanzanian team in Dar-es-Salaam Everton will become the first ever English Premier League team to play in Tanzania when they go there for a pre-season friendly. The match will be played at Dar-es-Salaam’s National Stadium on 13 July. They will play the winners of the inaugural SportPesa […]

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bomb attack

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bomb attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Four policemen were killed at the same spot in a separate incident on Monday Five Kenyan policemen have been killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-eastern town of Liboi, near the border with Somalia. The attack happened almost at the exact spot where four officers were […]

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks

Media captionDonald Trump dresses down Nato leaders for not paying “their fair share” US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending. “Massive amounts of money” were owed, he said, voicing a long-held US concern that others are not […]

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police sealed off the junction of Patission and Marnis Street where the car was hit by the explosion Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his car in Athens. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a letter bomb. Mr Papademos and […]

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