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 […]

Cameroon elite army boat capsizes leaving many missing

Cameroon elite army boat capsizes leaving many missing

Only three people have been rescued so far after a Cameroonian army vessel carrying at least 35 people capsized off the country’s south-west coast, an army source has told the BBC. Soldiers from an elite military unit were on board when the boat went down between Limbe and Bakassi on Sunday. The unit, the Rapid […]

Adebayor: ‘I don’t talk to my family anymore’

In 2015, Emmanuel Adebayor publicly revealed some of the personal issues with his family that have disrupted his career. Now the Togolese striker has spoken exclusively to the BBC about the controversy. Adebayor: ‘I don’t talk to my family anymore’

Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

Media captionA survivor describes how a wall fell directly onto the crowd A wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring almost 90. It fell in after fighting began between rival fans and police responded with tear gas, with a stampede ensuing. Stade de Mbour were playing Union […]

DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

Five Congolese park rangers have been killed in an operation to rescue a US journalist and three other rangers, officials say. The group had gone missing during a militia attack on the town of Mambasa in the Okapi wildlife reserve, in the northeast of the country, on Friday. Cosma Wilungula, the head of DR Congo’s […]

Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

Five Congolese park rangers have been killed in an operation to rescue a US journalist and three other rangers, officials say. The group had gone missing during a militia attack on the town of Mambasa in the Okapi wildlife reserve, in the northeast of the country, on Friday. Cosma Wilungula, the head of DR Congo’s […]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother detained

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother detained

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hossein Ferydoun has always denied any wrongdoing The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Ferydoun, has been detained, a judiciary spokesman says. Mr Ferydoun failed to meet the bail terms on unspecified financial issues and was taken to prison. He has previously been linked to officials at the centre […]

Europe-wide police operation busts horsemeat racket

Europe-wide police operation busts horsemeat racket

Image copyright Europol Image caption Europol released photos of police visiting horses A Spanish-led police operation has cracked a racket in horsemeat unfit for human consumption, the EU’s police agency Europol says. Police in Spain made 65 arrests for crimes including animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering. Horses in Portugal and Spain deemed unfit […]

Eight dead in wall collapse at Senegal’s Demba Diop

Eight dead in wall collapse at Senegal’s Demba Diop

Image copyright AFP/GETTY IMAGES Image caption The wall that collapsed had been supporting benches Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal. It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de […]

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hurghada is a popular resort renowned for its scuba diving Two German tourists have been killed in stabbings at a hotel beach in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egyptian officials say. At least four other people were injured and a man has been arrested. The suspect is being […]