Mauritius athlete ‘assaulted at Commonwealth Games’

Mauritius athlete ‘assaulted at Commonwealth Games’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday Australian police say they are investigating an accusation of assault made against an international delegate at the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) described it as a complaint of indecent assault. Australian media reported the alleged victim was […]

Nigerian ‘migrant hero’ baptised by Pope after foiling robbery

Nigerian ‘migrant hero’ baptised by Pope after foiling robbery

Image copyright EPA Image caption John Ogah was baptised by the Pope during an Easter service Six months ago Nigerian John Ogah was alone, without a home or job, begging for small change outside an Italian supermarket in Rome. He struggles for words to describe his situation, likening his survival to that of a dead […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Media captionWho was Winnie Mandela? South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country’s anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. Crowds of mourners […]

Winnie Mandela: South African anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Winnie Mandela: South African anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Image copyright AFP Image caption Winnie Mandela maintained ties with her former husband despite their divorce in 1996 South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr […]

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wants to resolve Eritrea disputes

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wants to resolve Eritrea disputes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Abiy Ahmed has become Ethiopia’s new prime minister after his predecessor’s unexpected resignation Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea. Speaking on state television after his swearing-in ceremony, Mr Ahmed called for an end to “years of misunderstandings”. “I call on […]

Boko Haram attack: More than a dozen dead in Maiduguri

Boko Haram attack: More than a dozen dead in Maiduguri

Image copyright AFP More than a dozen people have been killed after getting caught in a clash between suspected Boko Haram militants and soldiers in northern Nigeria. Eighteen militants launched an attack using suicide bombers, mortars and gunmen on Sunday, a military officer told news agency AFP. They targeted two villages and a military base […]

Somalia al-Shabab: African Union base under attack

Somalia al-Shabab: African Union base under attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption AU soldiers come from across the continent Islamist militants have launched a gun and bomb attack on an African Union (AU) peacekeeper base in Somalia. Al Shabab fighters detonated two car bombs outside the base in the town of Bulamarer, south-west of Mogadishu. Local residents say they heard heavy exchanges […]

Russia Kemerovo fire: Aman Tuleyev quits as governor

Russia Kemerovo fire: Aman Tuleyev quits as governor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Most of the victims of the Winter Cherry mall fire were children The long-serving governor of the Russian region where a shopping mall fire left dozens of people dead has resigned. Aman Tuleyev said stepping aside from governing Kemerovo was “the right, conscious and only true decision” following the disaster. […]

Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court

Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu were smashed by Islamist militants in 2012 The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali after the authorities there handed him over. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud headed […]

Sierra Leone votes in run-off between Maada Bio and Kamara

Sierra Leone votes in run-off between Maada Bio and Kamara

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The run-off was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud Voters in Sierra Leone choose their new president on Saturday in a run-off poll which pits a coup leader against the president’s hand-picked successor. The vote was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud in the first round earlier […]