JS Ondara: The Kenyan rising star singing about life in Trump’s America

JS Ondara: The Kenyan rising star singing about life in Trump’s America

Image copyright Getty Images Modest and quietly spoken but with a penchant for the nattiest threads this side of the Tana River, JS Ondara has, in the space of several years, moved to America, taught himself how to play guitar, released an album with Decca Records and supported rock royalty on a US tour. “It’s […]

‘Terrifying prospect’ of resistant malaria spreading

‘Terrifying prospect’ of resistant malaria spreading

Image copyright Getty Images Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs. Researchers say the findings raise the “terrifying prospect” drug-resistance […]

South Africa’s anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

South Africa’s anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Critics of Ms Mkhwebane say she has become a participant in a fight-back by allies of ex-President Jacob Zuma South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a top state official charged with investigating corruption lied under oath and acted in bad faith. It upheld a court ruling from last […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane: The corruption fighter surrounded by scandal

Busisiwe Mkhwebane: The corruption fighter surrounded by scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of lying under oath and acting in bad faith South Africa’s corruption watchdog is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Just three years into the job, there have already been two attempts to remove Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office. She has faced public scrutiny, […]

DR Congo health minister resigns in Ebola row

DR Congo health minister resigns in Ebola row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Oly Ilunga a breach of ethics and interference in his resignation letter The health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resigned in protest at the handling of the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country. In his resignation letter, Oly Ilunga condemned a decision by President […]

South Africa’s anti-graft chief Busisiwe Mkwebane ‘lied under oath’

South Africa’s anti-graft chief Busisiwe Mkwebane ‘lied under oath’

Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Critics of Ms Mkhwebane say she has become a participant in a fight-back by allies of ex-President Jacob Zuma South Africa’s highest court has ruled that the public protector – the state official in charge of investigating corruption – had lied under oath and acted in bad faith. The […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane – the corruption fighter taking on South Africa’s president

Busisiwe Mkhwebane – the corruption fighter taking on South Africa’s president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of lying under oath and acting in bad faith South Africa’s corruption watchdog is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Just three years into the job, there have already been two attempts to remove Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office. She has faced public scrutiny, […]

Kenya finance minister Henry Rotich arrested for corruption

Kenya finance minister Henry Rotich arrested for corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Henry Rotich took out a large newspaper ad to deny any wrongdoing Kenya’s finance minister has surrendered himself to the police after the chief prosecutor ordered his arrest over allegations of corruption. Henry Rotich is accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth over $450m (£405m) for the […]

Ethiopia referendum: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

Ethiopia referendum: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Celebrations followed plans to declare a breakaway region last week At least 25 people have died in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists in southern Ethiopia, hospital officials have told the BBC. The officials said security forces fired bullets during the protests across the Sidama region. Activists from […]

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