Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cashew nut factory workers at a production line in Mtwara, Tanzania Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales […]

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

An alleged arson attack on a boys’ boarding school dormitory in southern Uganda has left at least 10 people dead and dozens more injured. Reports suggest the fire began early on Monday morning at a block that housed dozens of students from St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai. Officials have said the dormitory’s doors were […]

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

An alleged arson attack on a boys’ boarding school dormitory in southern Uganda has left at least 10 people dead and dozens more injured. Reports suggest the fire began early on Monday morning at a block that housed dozens of students from St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai. Officials have said the dormitory’s doors were […]

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cashew nut factory workers at a production line in Mtwara, Tanzania Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales […]

Briton dies from rabies after Morocco cat bite

Briton dies from rabies after Morocco cat bite

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals […]

Cameroon school kidnap: Final four hostages freed in Bamenda

Cameroon school kidnap: Final four hostages freed in Bamenda

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The other 76 boys and girls were freed last Wednesday The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released. The principal, one teacher and two students were dropped off on the outskirts of Bafut, a town 15 miles (24 km) from […]

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

Image copyright EPA Image caption The town of Paradise has been all but destroyed by the wildfires The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still missing, officials have said. Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking […]

Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local militant commander, have been killed during a covert Israeli operation in Gaza, Palestinian officials say. An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, after a firefight erupted. Palestinians said an Israeli […]

Four things to know for the week ahead

It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and while we won’t pretend to know everything that’s going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what’s coming up. Here’s your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead. 1) El Chapo goes on trial Image […]

US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

A US Navy fighter jet has crashed in the Philippine Sea, south of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The F/A-18 Hornet was conducting routine operations when it “experienced a mechanical issue” that forced the two crew to eject, the US 7th Fleet said. The pair were rescued from the water in good condition and were […]

1 2 3 282