Silvio Berlusconi set for political comeback after Sicily vote

Silvio Berlusconi set for political comeback after Sicily vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 81-year-old’s long political career has been plagued by scandals Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looks set for another political comeback after a coalition he backed won Sicily’s regional elections. The result adds momentum to the newly formed centre-right alliance. The vote on the Italian island has been viewed […]

Zimbabwe politics: Mugabe sacks ‘disloyal’ Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe politics: Mugabe sacks ‘disloyal’ Mnangagwa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mnangagwa had been a leading candidate to succeed President Mugabe Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been removed from his post, the country’s government has announced. Mr Mnangagwa, 75, had displayed “traits of disloyalty”, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said. His removal makes it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s […]

Liberia’s Supreme Court suspends Weah-Boaki vote

Liberia’s Supreme Court suspends Weah-Boaki vote

Image copyright Reuters/ EPA Image caption Former football star George Weah (left) and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are due to face each other in the second round Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted the presidential run-off amid allegations of “irregularities and frauds”, with just a day’s notice. It says the poll cannot proceed until the electoral commission […]

Tanzania cafe staffed by deaf waiters

Everyone who works in this Tanzanian cafe is deaf and there’s a chalkboard to help teach customers pick up sign language. The initiative aims to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Video producers: Esther Namuhisa and Mark Sedgwick Tanzania cafe staffed by deaf waiters

Nigeria kidnapping: Ian Squire killed and three freed

Nigeria kidnapping: Ian Squire killed and three freed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The kidnapping is thought to have taken place in the Niger Delta A British hostage kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state has been killed and three others freed, the Foreign Office (FCO) has confirmed. Ian Squire was one of four Britons reportedly taken at about 02:00 local time on […]

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

Image copyright EPA Image caption Italy wants to determine how the 26 young Nigerian women died Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross […]

South African firm takes over UK bank

South African firm takes over UK bank

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aldermore is based in the City of London One of the UK’s best known “challenger” banks, Aldermore, has agreed to be bought by a South African financial firm. FirstRand has offered 313p per share for Aldermore, a 22% premium to Friday’s closing share price, which values the bank at […]

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaks show about £10m of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have […]

Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

Media captionDriver Jordan Steubing describes the scene At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, officials say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in […]

Donald Trump lands in Japan to start marathon tour of Asia

Donald Trump lands in Japan to start marathon tour of Asia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of US troops were on the tarmac at Yokoto air base to welcome President Trump to Japan US President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be […]