South Africa opposition party suspends Helen Zille over colonialism tweets

South Africa opposition party suspends Helen Zille over colonialism tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Helen Zille is a major political figure in South Africa South Africa’s main opposition party has suspended its former leader after she tweeted that colonialism was not all bad. The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) said Helen Zille’s remarks undermined its reconciliation project. The party is holding a […]

South Africa’s ANC calls for Zuma GuptaLeaks investigation

South Africa’s ANC calls for Zuma GuptaLeaks investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma has survived many previous accusations of corruption South Africa’s ruling party has called for an investigation into emails which appear to show allegedly corrupt links between President Jacob Zuma’s family and wealthy businessmen. The African National Congress (ANC) said the allegations questioned the credibility of the government […]

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report said the same needle was used over and over again, without sterilisation At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say. They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, […]

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe woos youth vote

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe woos youth vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Robert Mugabe urged those vying to succeed him to be patient Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead of elections next year. A huge crowd gathered for Friday’s rally in a stadium […]

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to woo the youth vote

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to woo the youth vote

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Robert Mugabe, 93, is reaching out to the youth vote Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead of elections next year. A huge crowd has gathered for the rally in a stadium […]

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Media captionFrance’s President Macron calls on the world to “make our planet great again” There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. UN chief Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day […]

Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Resorts World Manila complex is under tight security following the shooting At least 36 bodies have been recovered from a casino and hotel complex in the Philippine capital, Manila, where a lone gunman opened fire overnight. Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set […]

US travel ban goes to Supreme Court

US travel ban goes to Supreme Court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The ban has triggered protests across the US The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries. The ban has been blocked by lower courts which have said that it is discriminatory. Two emergency applications have now been filed […]

Uganda investigates vanished ivory haul

Uganda investigates vanished ivory haul

Image copyright AFP Photo/Carl de Souza Image caption Uganda is a popular smuggling route for the illegal trade in African ivory Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a new investigation into the disappearance of ivory from government strong rooms. About 1.3 tonnes (2,866 lbs) of ivory vanished from the country’s Wildlife Authority in November 2014. […]

Woman arrested in Liberia torture probe

Woman arrested in Liberia torture probe

Image copyright PA A woman has been arrested on suspicion of torture during the first Liberian civil war. Police said the suspect was detained in relation to atrocities committed in the west African country between 1989 and 1993. The 51-year-old suspect was arrested in east London at 07:00 BST on Thursday. A second property in […]