Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. […]

Why Kenyan school children are being taught to say ‘no’, loudly

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Bloodless malaria test invented by Ugandans

Inventors of a bloodless malaria test for malaria say their device could help identify cases of the disease much earlier. Nearly half a million people die from malaria every year, the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa. Shafik Sekitto, from the Ugandan team behind the invention, spoke to the BBC about the device, which has just […]

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with “assisting an enemy during a time of war” and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by […]

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November An Iraqi paramilitary force has accused the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group of killing 22 of its fighters in an air strike in eastern Syria. However, the coalition says it did not carry out […]

England take on Tunisia in first match

England take on Tunisia in first match

Jordan Henderson is set to start for England, having captained the side on their last outing against Costa Rica BBC coverage How to follow: Watch on BBC One from 18:15 BST; Listen on Radio 5 live; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Live Text Goal! Tunisia 0, Inglaterra 1. Harry Kane (Inglaterra) right footed […]

Trump wades into German migration row

Trump wades into German migration row

Media captionUS won’t become ‘migrant camp on my watch’ US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending […]

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 Tax rises will be needed to pay for the boost in NHS funding announced by the government, the prime minister says. Theresa May conceded the public would pay more, but promised this would be done […]