Wendy Williams seeking addiction help and living in sober house

Wendy Williams seeking addiction help and living in sober house

Image copyright Paras Griffin/Getty Images US daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, 54, has revealed she is seeking help for addiction and that she has been living in a sober house. Ms Williams did not offer details about her addiction, but said she had kept her sober house stay a secret from everyone except her […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Image copyright EPA Image caption People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira Cyclone Idai has triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. […]

Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged

Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged

Image copyright EPA Image caption People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira An aerial survey of Mozambique’s cyclone-hit province shows that a 50km (30 mile) stretch of land is under water, charity Save The Children says. The flooding was caused after River Buzi burst its banks, it adds. President […]

Kenyan anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

Kenyan anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

Image caption Poor rains, livestock disease, a locust invasion are among the factors blamed for the starvation Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring drought victims following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger in the north-western Turkana region. The hashtag #WeCannotIgnore has been trending on Twitter in the country. The Kenyan […]

Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March

Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has told airlines it expects to have new software for its 737 Max plane ready by the end of the month. The plane has been grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash earlier this month. Documents seen by the BBC confirm that the software update will limit the operation of […]

Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Image copyright AFP Image caption Koffi Olomidé , pictured in 2012, was sentenced in absentia Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15. He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in […]

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

Image copyright @PolitieUtrecht / Twitter Image caption Police released this image of Gokmen Tanis A man has been arrested following a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say. Five others were injured in the incident, and authorities say the attacker’s motive remains unclear. Gokmen Tanis, […]

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

Image copyright AFP Image caption People clambered on roofs and up trees in order to save themselves The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could reach 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. It made landfall close to the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but […]

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

Image copyright ANC Image caption The train was travelling 50km (30 miles) from Mabopane to Pretoria South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. That plan has either backfired or worked, depending on how you […]

Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

Image copyright WFP Image caption Laboratory tests are to confirm whether the “super cereal” gave people food poisoning A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may have killed an elderly woman. Nearly 200 other people were also hospitalised after the product, called super cereal, was […]