S Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

S Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out strongly against state corruption South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is […]

Kenya teen’s court victory over police strip-search

Kenya teen’s court victory over police strip-search

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The young woman (not pictured here) says the leaked photos humiliated her A Kenyan court has awarded a schoolgirl four million Kenyan shillings ($40,000; £30,000) after she was strip-searched by police looking for drugs in 2015. Half-naked pictures of the young woman, allegedly taken by police during the incident, were […]

South Africa’s ANC party leadership vote: Counting under way

South Africa’s ANC party leadership vote: Counting under way

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The two contenders are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa Votes are being counted in a leadership election for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), currently run by President Jacob Zuma. About 5,000 delegates cast their votes in a bitterly fought race between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ex-minister Nkosazana […]

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromia region since Thursday, officials said. It is not clear what caused the latest violence between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. But it comes after soldiers shot dead 16 ethnic Oromos at a protest on Tuesday, reports Reuters news agency. Ethiopia’s […]

South Africa’s ANC party choosing leader in marathon vote

South Africa’s ANC party choosing leader in marathon vote

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The two contenders are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa Thousands of delegates are voting in Johannesburg for a successor to President Jacob Zuma as leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). The vote began in the early hours of Monday and is still going on. The choice is […]

South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader

South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates in the race are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote on who will succeed President Jacob Zuma as its leader. The main contenders are the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s […]

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuma said his ANC party was at a “crossroads” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to stop infighting as it decides who will next lead the party. Mr Zuma warned the future of the ANC was under threat, with South Africans “not […]

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz has promised a pro-EU government with the Eurosceptic Heinz-Christian Strache Austria’s president has approved a coalition government between the conservative People’s Party and the far-right Freedom Party. The deal will make Austria the only Western European state with a governing far-right party, which is opposed to migration and […]

Weinstein ‘derailed my career’ Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Weinstein ‘derailed my career’ Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Jackson said he was “fed false information” about “talented women” Actress Mira Sorvino said she is “heartsick” after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were “blacklisted” following conversations […]

North Korea ‘hacked crypto-currency exchange in South’

North Korea ‘hacked crypto-currency exchange in South’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Digital currency trading is big business in South Korea South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m (£5.25m) in digital money was stolen in the hacks – although the money is now said to […]