Cape Town storm: Eight killed as drought ends

Cape Town storm: Eight killed as drought ends

Media captionWaves crash into Cape Town car park Eight people have been killed when a storm lashed the South African city of Cape Town following months of drought. Among the dead is a family of four killed in a fire started by lightning, officials say. Thousands of people have been left homeless. The storm comes […]

Cape Town storm: Five killed as drought ends

Cape Town storm: Five killed as drought ends

Image copyright Alex De Kock Image caption Alex De Kock watched on Signal Hill in Cape Town as the storm approached Five people have been killed by a storm in Cape Town that South African media dubbed “the mother of all storms”. Schools and universities have had to shut, roofs were blown off and shelters […]

Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack

Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some people believe that the heads of bald men contain gold Bald men in Mozambique could be the targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, following the recent killing of three bald men for their body parts. Two suspects have been arrested in the central district of Milange, where […]

Lesotho election: Thomas Thabane’s ABC defeats Mosisili’s DC

Lesotho election: Thomas Thabane’s ABC defeats Mosisili’s DC

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tomas Thabane looks set to return to the post of prime minister Lesotho’s former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s ABC party has defeated bitter rival Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s party in a snap election. Mr Thabane’s party won 48 of the 80 directly contested seats in the 120-strong parliament, the Independent […]

Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen

Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen

Image copyright JamaranNews/Fars Image caption This image, posted by Fars News, shows an explosion taking place outside the mausoleum Attackers have opened fire at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, causing a number of casualties. Heavy gunfire could be heard on videos filmed from outside parliament, and there are reports […]

Fired FBI director Comey ‘asked not to be left alone with Trump’

Fired FBI director Comey ‘asked not to be left alone with Trump’

Media captionWhat you need to know about Comey’s testimony Fired FBI director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president, US media report. It is one of a slew of allegations relating to Donald Trump and an investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the […]

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parisians have faced a series of high pollution episodes in recent years A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to protect her health from the effects of air pollution. Clotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher, says she has lived in the capital for 30 […]

London attack: Australia confirms deaths of two citizens

London attack: Australia confirms deaths of two citizens

Image caption Kirsty Boden was killed trying to help other victims, her family said Two Australians were killed in the London Bridge terror attack, the nation’s government has said. South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, died while running towards danger to help victims on the bridge, her family said. The other victim has not been […]

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘recuperating fast’

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘recuperating fast’

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari has hinted that he had a blood transfusion Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is “recuperating fast” from his illness, his wife Aisha Buhari has said. She made the comments after a trip to London, where her husband is being treated for an unspecified illness. Mr Buhari, 74, left for […]

South Africa falls into second recession in a decade

South Africa falls into second recession in a decade

Image copyright Getty Images South Africa has fallen into recession for the first time in eight years after economic growth shrank by 0.7% between January and March. The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0.3% fall in GDP in the final quarter last year. It is the first time that economic has […]