Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Two EU staff were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief has said. One victim was a Portuguese soldier while the other was a Malian woman, Federica Mogherini added. Mali’s security minister said on Sunday that […]

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world’s displaced people A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to […]

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Image copyright Image caption Mali’s government has said it suspects jihadists are behind the resort attack Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore […]

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Ivorian football star Cheick Tiote during his funeral ceremony in Abidjan. The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle […]

London Fire: Two Ethiopian families still missing

Image copyright Brkite Haftom/Facebook Image caption Mother and son Berikti and Biruk Habtom lived in Grenfell Tower Eight British nationals of Ethiopian origin are still missing after the huge fire in a tower block in West London, says the Ethiopian embassy in the UK. They are mother and son Berikti and Biruk Habtom, five-year-old Isaac […]

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sworn in despite wife’s killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (L) was sworn in for a second time Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been sworn in, two days after his estranged wife was shot dead. There were doubts whether the inauguration would take place so soon after her killing. Prime Minister Thabane’s ABC party […]

Archaeologists in Ethiopia uncover ancient city in Harlaa

Image copyright Prof Tim Insoll, University of Exeter Image caption Signs of lucrative trade in the region A forgotten city thought to date back as far as the 10th century AD has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists in eastern Ethiopia. Artefacts from Egypt, India and China have been found in the city in […]

Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse

Media captionHouses collapse, roads are damaged At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger’s capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts of the city, trapping or killing […]

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife shot dead

Image copyright China TV Image caption Lipolelo Thabane was going through a prolonged divorce The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women were shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. The […]

Somalia: Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Somalia’s security forces and police have sealed off the area A suicide car bomber has attacked a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killing at least 11 people, officials and witnesses say. Gunfire was heard as security forces and police responded to the attack on the Pizza House restaurant popular with […]