Esperance beat Al Ahly to win African Champions League

Esperance beat Al Ahly to win African Champions League

Saad Bguir celebrates scoring for Esperance in Rades Saad Bguir was the unlikely two-goal star as Esperance of Tunisia defeated Egyptian side Al Ahly 3-0 to win a third CAF Champions League title. The 24-year-old midfielder, a reserve for most of the campaign, only started in the second leg of the final because of Franck […]

Family tragedy of Somalia’s Mogadishu hotel owners

Family tragedy of Somalia’s Mogadishu hotel owners

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption There are fears the death toll will rise further The owner of Sahafi Hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has been killed in bomb attacks – three years after his father died in a similar assault. Somali officials say at least 10 people died in a series of blasts claimed […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Saturday a student keen to become a fashion designer gets to work in Mogadishu in Somalia. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption While on the same day over in Western […]

Didier Drogba loses final in ‘last match’

Didier Drogba loses final in ‘last match’

Drogba scored as Phoenix Rising won the USL western conference Didier Drogba has lost what could be the final game of his career, as Phoenix Rising were beaten 1-0 by Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League Cup final. The former Chelsea striker, 40, has said this will be his last season. In April […]

Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

Media captionThe attacker set a car on fire and stabbed three people A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related. The […]

Sabrina makers sued by Satanic Temple over statue

Sabrina makers sued by Satanic Temple over statue

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves says the group’s imagery is being misused The Satanic Temple activist group is suing the makers of TV series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for $50 million (£38m) over a statue. Netflix and Warner Bros allegedly copied the group’s statue of the goat deity […]

Thousand Oaks: Las Vegas shooting survivor among dead

Thousand Oaks: Las Vegas shooting survivor among dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption A vigil was held to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting on Thursday A man who survived a mass shooting in Las Vegas last year was among those killed in Wednesday’s attack in California, his family says. Telemachus Orfanos, 27, died alongside 11 others when a man opened […]

Paradise Fire: California wildfire leaves town in ruins

Paradise Fire: California wildfire leaves town in ruins

Media captionThe Camp Fire has been fuelled by strong winds and dry forest A fierce wildfire racing across Northern California has destroyed parts of the Sierra foothills, including one town, officials say. The so-called Camp Fire, which started early on Thursday near Camp Creek, has been fuelled by strong winds and dry forest. Some residents […]

Ethiopia police find mass grave of 200 people

Ethiopia police find mass grave of 200 people

Police in Ethiopia say they have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced over the past year by violence there. Local media reported that the grave was found during a probe into alleged atrocities committed […]

Prince Charles in Africa: Royal speaks Pidgin in Nigeria visit

The Prince of Wales tried out some choice phrases in Pidgin as he addressed Nigerians in the commercial capital Lagos at the end of his nine-day tour of West Africa. Pidgin is spoken by tens of millions of people across the region, even though it is not officially recognised. The heir to the throne spoke […]