Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

At least 22 people, including three children, have been killed in a bus crash in northern Uganda, police said. The bus hit a tractor that was driving with no lights at night and then a truck, police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima told the AFP news agency. The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220km […]

Fatma Samoura: ‘Some don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa’

Fatma Samoura: ‘Some don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa’

Media playback is not supported on this device Fatma Samoura – the most powerful woman in sport Some people do not think a black woman should lead Fifa, says Fatma Samoura – the first female secretary general of football’s world governing body. Samoura, 55, replaced Jerome Valcke in May 2016 after he was found guilty […]

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon’s English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country’s English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West […]

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Media captionWeinstein smiles as he is led away in handcuffs Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day. Dozens of women have made allegations against […]

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

Media captionTrump: ‘North Korea meeting could still happen’ US President Donald Trump has said his summit with North Korea’s leader could still happen on 12 June, despite earlier cancelling the meeting. “We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it, we’d like […]

Brazil short on basic goods as fuel strike grinds on

Brazil short on basic goods as fuel strike grinds on

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Truckers have been blocking a fuel distribution point in the capital Brasilia Protests over high diesel prices continue in Brazil despite a deal reached with haulage companies to suspend strike action. Shortages of basic goods have been reported across the country. Airports are running out of fuel and public transport […]

DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people

DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people

About 50 people have died after a boat capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The vice-governor of Tshuapa province in the north of the country said the cause of the accident was not clear. He said another 50 people had survived when the boat tipped over as it was […]

Champions League: Sadio Mane sends 300 Liverpool shirts to hometown

Champions League: Sadio Mane sends 300 Liverpool shirts to hometown

Mane has 51 caps for Senegal Sadio Mane has gifted 300 Liverpool shirts to locals in his hometown in Senegal, so they can wear them during the Champions League final. The 26-year-old forward, who grew up in Bambali in the West African country, made the generous gesture before the Reds’ clash with 12-time winners Real […]

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Image copyright AFP Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, the Democratic Republic of Congo is confident that it will be able to contain the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, which is thought to have killed 27 people. There has been one case in Mbandaka, a densely populated city of one million. […]

The Lagos female boxers with Olympic dreams

A group of young female boxers from a poor part of Lagos are hoping to win gold for Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics. The teenagers train in a makeshift boxing ring in the dirt and share the space with wild chickens. Many of the girls have already made it to state champion level and believe […]

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