Nigeria Chibok girls: ‘One refused to be released’

Nigeria Chibok girls: ‘One refused to be released’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 82 girls were taken to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari after their rescue on Saturday One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram chose to stay with her husband instead of being freed, a spokesman for Nigeria’s president has said. She was set to be […]

US cuts Kenya health aid money over corruption allegations

US cuts Kenya health aid money over corruption allegations

Image copyright AFP Image caption USAID says the Kenyan government was informed on 4 May about the suspension The US has suspended $21m (£16m) of funding to Kenya’s ministry of health due to concerns over corruption and weak accounting procedures, the state department said. But this amounts to a “small portion of the overall US […]

Sulley Muntari: Italian FA may be disciplined by Fifa over handling of racism claims

Sulley Muntari: Italian FA may be disciplined by Fifa over handling of racism claims

Media playback is not supported on this device Uefa not addressing ‘serious issue’ of racism Italian football authorities may face disciplinary action over the treatment of Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game. He was initially banned for one […]

Amazing SA haul of ancient humans unveiled

Amazing SA haul of ancient humans unveiled

Image caption The male H. naledi specimen named “Neo”, after being freed from the surrounding matrix A new haul of ancient human remains has been described from an important cave site in South Africa. The finds, including a well-preserved skull, bolster the idea that the Homo naledi people deliberately deposited their dead in the cave. […]

Tanzanian bank FBME shut down over US terror funding charges

Tanzanian bank FBME shut down over US terror funding charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Despite its headquarters being in Tanzania about 90% of FBME’s business and assets are in Cyprus Tanzania has shut down one of the country’s largest banking institutions, FBME, following charges of aiding the finance of terrorism by US authorities. A statement from the central bank said it had revoked its […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 82 girls were taken to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari after their rescue on Saturday Parents of the missing Chibok girls are slowly learning if their daughters are among the 82 freed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria two days ago. The girls’ names were put on Twitter […]

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Over two million children displaced following South Sudan civil war One million children flee South Sudan More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations says. A similar number of children are also displaced within the country, it says. The South Sudan refugee […]

New Caf president Ahmad refuses to accept a salary

New Caf president Ahmad refuses to accept a salary

Ahmad won the Caf presidential election in March, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. The new Confederation of African Football (Caf) President, Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football’s governing body. His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. “I’ve refused a Caf salary for the simple reason it […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to London for treatment

Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to London for treatment

Image copyright Nigeria Presidency Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (left) has left Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in charge Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking fresh treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His health has been a major cause of concern in a country where there are fears that a power vacuum could affect its recovery […]

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Medhi Benatia joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich last July Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece. The France-born player, 30, was speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Torino. “What stupid person is speaking?” […]