Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Media captionMobile phone footage shows the wreckage of the cargo plane A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept toward a beach where rescuers treated surviving crewmen on the […]

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has always denied the allegations linked to a government arms deal South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 […]

Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

Image copyright Anthony Jean/SOS Méditerranée Image caption Migrants are often crowded on to unseaworthy boats, such as rubber dinghies A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group SOS […]

Liberia election: Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead

Image copyright AFP Image caption George Weah is senator for Montserrado County in Liberia Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be […]

Arsene Wenger wrongly celebrates George Weah’s Liberia election win

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wenger coached George Weah in the 1990s when he was in charge of French club Monaco Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly been duped by false reports that former football star George Weah had won Liberia’s presidential election, even though the final results have not yet been announced. Mr […]

Kenya bans street protests amid election row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition supporters have been protesting using the slogan “No reform, no election” Kenya’s government has banned demonstrations in three major Kenyan cities – the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said the ban was aimed at protecting Kenyans and their property. Opposition supporters have been holding regular […]

SA murder ruling after 46 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Timol’s nephew, Imtiaz Cajee, testified to the pain of losing his uncle The inquest into the 1971 death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has found that he was murdered, shattering a five-decade-long claim by security police that he had committed suicide. In a packed courtroom, Judge Billy Mothle ruled […]

Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success

Trans singer and dancer Titica has become a big star among young Angolans and an icon for anti-LGBT discrimination. But her path to the top wasn’t easy. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Clare Spencer Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success