Ethiopian Airlines makes historic flight to Eritrea

Ethiopian Airlines makes historic flight to Eritrea

Image copyright AFP Roses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years. Ethiopian Airlines said its “bird of peace” flew to Eritrea, after the end of the “state of war”. “I am in cloud nine,” flight captain Yosef Hailu told the BBC. Relatives and […]

Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series

Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series

Image copyright Marvel Image caption The new comic series will debut in October Marvel has announced a new comic book series about Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, a scientific genius and princess of the mythical nation of Wakanda. It debuts in October and will be written by author Nnedi Okorafor and artwork by Leonardo Romero. The […]

Nelson Mandela: Why some young South Africans think he ‘sold out’

One hundred years after the birth of Nelson Mandela, racial inequality in South Africa is still a major issue. Some young people have begun to reassess his legacy, calling him a “sell-out”. The BBC went to Nelson Mandela Bridge in central Johannesburg to ask young South Africans for their views of the anti-apartheid icon. Nelson […]

Mandela lecture: Barack Obama condemns disregard for facts

Mandela lecture: Barack Obama condemns disregard for facts

Media captionBarack Obama: “You have to believe in facts” Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US President to say “you have to believe in facts”. His comments are seen as a riposte to the current US administration’s use of “alternative facts”. “Without facts there is no basis for co-operation,” […]

Barack Obama to deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture

Barack Obama to deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture

Image copyright AFP Image caption After Bill Clinton, Barack Obama will be the second ex US president to give the lecture Barack Obama is to deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa in a rare public appearance since he stepped down as US president. His speech will coincide with events to mark 100 […]

IS fighters’ orphaned children stranded in Libya

When the Islamic State group was pushed out of its Libyan stronghold in the city of Sirte nearly two years ago, the children of some foreign IS fighters were left behind. Some have returned to their home countries, but more than 20 orphans, most of them from neighbouring Egypt, are still stranded in the Libyan […]

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Media captionThe ways Trump and Putin see eye to eye There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason […]

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to US media reports. The charges are not related […]

France’s World Cup team given heroes’ welcome in Paris

France’s World Cup team given heroes’ welcome in Paris

Media captionThe French World Cup winners were welcomed home by jubilant fans along the Champs-Elysées France’s victorious football team has paraded the World Cup before hundreds of thousands of fans in Paris. Jubilant crowds lined the capital’s main artery, the Champs-Elysées, to greet the team’s open-top bus. Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, […]

Kilauea volcano: Flying lava injures 13 in Hawaii

Kilauea volcano: Flying lava injures 13 in Hawaii

Media captionKilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea Flying lava has struck a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring at least 13 people, state officials say. An explosion sent rocks and debris hurtling through the air and through the roof of the tourist vessel. One passenger broke a leg while others suffered burns. The authorities are […]