End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

The Olympic athletes from Russia team paraded under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, and will do so at the closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Russia’s Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has voted unanimously. However, the IOC […]

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she […]

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Image copyright Universal TV / Reuters Image caption The attack was claimed by Islamist militants Two large explosions in Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu have killed at least 18 people and injured dozens. One attack took place at the gates of the presidential palace, while a second hit near offices of the national intelligence agency. Officials […]

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Image copyright Yobe government Image caption Parents have expressed their anger over the government’s handling of the attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called the suspected kidnapping of dozens of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants a “national disaster”. Jihadists stormed the school in the town of Dapchi in the north east on Monday but it […]

Children ‘forced to watch rape’ in South Sudan

Children ‘forced to watch rape’ in South Sudan

Image copyright AFP Image caption In December women from South Sudanese rights groups marched in protest at the suffering women and children face Children in South Sudan have been forced to watch their mothers being raped and killed, the UN says. A report by UN human rights investigators says that 40 officials may be individually […]

Komla Dumor Award 2018: Seeking a rising star of African journalism

Komla Dumor Award 2018: Seeking a rising star of African journalism

Media captionBBC launches 2018 Komla Dumor award The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its fourth year. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa. The winner will […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not every day you see an elephant upside down and suspended in the air – but on Wednesday in Nyeri county, Kenya, that is exactly what was happening. Image copyright […]

Barnaby Joyce: Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Barnaby Joyce: Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia’s deputy leader Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents There is growing anger among the parents of a group of missing Nigerian schoolgirls following an attack by Boko Haram on Monday night. Parents of pupils who disappeared from their boarding school in Dapchi told the BBC their […]

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