Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for survivors and bodies was due to start again on Tuesday morning The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in Freetown were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed […]

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe, 52, is the Zimbabwean president’s second wife Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is due in court in South Africa following reports of an alleged assault, South Africa’s police minister says. Fikile Mbalula said: “She’s not under arrest because she co-operated and handed herself over to the police.” She […]

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said many people may […]

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Image copyright Minusma/Marco Dormino Image caption UN troops have been trying to stabilise Mali since 2013 Gunmen have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali, killing seven people. Five of those who died were Malian security guards. The Malian military said the assault had been repulsed and four […]

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz […]

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Image caption People may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene […]

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

Media captionTrump: “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs” US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told […]

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

Image caption People may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred At least 179 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene […]

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. A French citizen and a Turk were among those killed in the attack on Sunday evening on the Aziz […]

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Image caption Many people say they cannot afford to heed the call for a strike Many Kenyans have ignored opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a strike over disputed elections. In the capital Nairobi and other cities, many shops remain open. At least 24 people have been killed in violence since the 8 August election, […]