Caster Semenya invited to run Rabat Diamond League 800m says organiser

Caster Semenya invited to run Rabat Diamond League 800m says organiser

On Thursday Semenya said she was not being allowed to run in Rabat Caster Semenya has been invited to race in the 800m at Sunday’s Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, says the organiser. On Tuesday the Swiss Federal Supreme Court suspended the IAAF’s new rules, which want to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes like […]

Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

Media captionThe BBC’s Anne Soy reports from the Uganda-DR Congo border The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was “very much an emergency” in the region, but it did not pose a global threat. However, it […]

Sudan protest witnesses saw ‘death in all its forms’

Sudan’s military rulers have admitted that they ordered the security operation that led to the killing of at least 100 protesters last week. Troops and government-backed militia groups moved into Khartoum, attacking protesters who were demanding a return to civilian rule, following the removal of former President Omar Al-Bashir. The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane […]

Tanzania row over wig and hair extension tax

Tanzania row over wig and hair extension tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Imported wigs and hair extensions would be taxed by 25% A row has broken out in Tanzania over the government’s decision to impose a tax on wigs and hair extensions. Many male and some female MPs applauded and thumped their desks in approval when Finance Minister Philip Mpango announced […]

Algeria drop footballer after moony

Algeria drop footballer after moony

Brest’s Haris Belkebla played for Algeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that Haris Belkebla has been dropped from the Africa Cup of Nations squad. Belmadi explained that it was in order to ‘maintain discipline’ in the squad ahead of the finals in Egypt which begin on 21 June. […]

Kenya MP arrested ‘for slapping female colleague’

Kenya MP arrested ‘for slapping female colleague’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Female MPs were mocked in parliament by their male counterparts A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A […]

Ebola outbreak: Grandmother dies in Uganda

Ebola outbreak: Grandmother dies in Uganda

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nearly 1,400 people died in a recent outbreak in DR Congo A 50-year-old woman infected with Ebola has died in western Uganda, a day after her five-year-old grandson died. They are the first cases reported there since the virus spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly […]

Sudan crisis: Ousted president Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan crisis: Ousted president Bashir charged with corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bashir has not been seen publicly since his arrest in April Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been charged with corruption by the country’s state prosecutor. The charges are related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders”, the public prosecutor’s office said without giving more details. The […]

Ebola outbreak: Grandmother dies in Uganda after DR Congo visit

Ebola outbreak: Grandmother dies in Uganda after DR Congo visit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nearly 1,400 people died in a recent outbreak in DR Congo A 50-year-old woman infected with Ebola has died in western Uganda, a day after her five-year-old grandson died. They are the first two cases reported in the country since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where […]

Felix Kirwa: Kenyan marathon runner banned after failing doping test

Felix Kirwa: Kenyan marathon runner banned after failing doping test

Around 50 Kenyan athletes have been sanctioned for doping violations in recent years Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended from competition for nine months after testing positive for the banned substance strychnine. The 2016 Singapore Marathon winner – banned until 14 November – said he had taken herbal medicines which included the stimulant. […]