May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

Image copyright ACLT Image caption May Brown received the donated stem cells from her sister at King’s College Hospital in London A woman with leukaemia at the centre of a campaign to allow her donor Nigerian sister to come to the UK has died. Martha Williams, 26, travelled to the UK to donate stem cells […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to the summer as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans play. […]

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Image copyright Defimedia.com Image caption Kamlesh Mansingh, Anish Soneea and Ravish Fakhoo wore bullet proof vests as they were taken to the crime scene Three men accused of involvement in the murder of a Scottish woman in Mauritius have returned to the crime scene as part of the police investigation. Janice Farman, who was originally […]

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Kenya TV election debate has just one candidate

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Muthiora Kariara is a political newcomer A TV debate for Kenyan politicians hoping to become deputy president in next month’s elections went ahead even though only one candidate took part. Muthiora Kariara, a political novice who is running with independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu, answered questions for about an hour. […]

Tanzania worshippers swept away in river baptism

Tanzania worshippers swept away in river baptism

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many charismatic churches in Africa perform baptisms in rivers Tanzanian police have detained a pastor after two worshippers drowned while being baptised in a river near Rombo in the north of the country. The two victims were overwhelmed by the current of the River Ungwasi, a police spokesman has told […]

Zambia baboon causes power cut in Livingstone

Zambia baboon causes power cut in Livingstone

Image copyright iStock Image caption Baboons and other wildlife are a common site near Livingstone A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity. It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at […]

Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

Media captionThe UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, denies it hacked Qatar’s news agency. The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed […]

Living in fear of President Trump’s deportation drive

Living in fear of President Trump’s deportation drive

Media caption‘Trump is deporting our parents’ In the early evening in a Hispanic township near Brownsville, Texas, curtains begin to draw, the streets are empty and the playground lies still. “Everyone locks their doors, they’re scared,” said Maria, who came to America illegally from Mexico 23 years ago. “We close blinds. It looks like a […]

Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages

Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Line is the market leading messaging app in several Asian countries Have you ever ignored your spouse’s text messages? Be warned: it could be used against you in court. A woman in Taiwan has been granted a divorce, using the “Read” indicators on the Line messages she had sent to […]

Spain passengers on Vueling jet delay migrant deportation

Spain passengers on Vueling jet delay migrant deportation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vueling has a weekly flight to Dakar, Senegal, from Barcelona A group of passengers could face hefty fines after delaying a Vueling flight in Barcelona out of sympathy with a Senegalese migrant on board. The Senegalese man, in handcuffs, was eventually deported to Dakar on the flight. The jet took […]