Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal for last time

Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal for last time

Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US President Donald Trump will approve the Iran nuclear deal only one more time before abandoning it if it is not changed, White House officials say. The waiver he will sign suspends US sanctions on Iran for 120 more days. The White House […]

Storm sweeps US landmark to Canada

Storm sweeps US landmark to Canada

Image copyright Facebook / Lubec Landmarks Image caption One of the five buildings that make up McCurdy’s Smokehouse was swept away to Canada during a storm A historical building in the US has become the subject of an international dispute after it was swept away to a Canadian island during a blizzard. McCurdy’s Smokehouse in […]

Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Congresswoman Mia Love is of Haitian descent US President Donald Trump has caused widespread anger by reportedly describing immigrants as coming from “shithole countries” during a White House meeting. He was apparently referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Mr Trump later tweeted that “this was not […]

#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia

#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia

Image copyright Twitter/@DoorWol African communities in Australia incensed at their recent media portrayal of being in gangs after a spate of violent crimes, are claiming the #AfricanGangs label in a social media campaign. Incidents involving young African men have been making front-page news in Australia, and the topics of race and gangs are being widely […]

Nigerian army: Ian Squire kidnapper killed

Nigerian army: Ian Squire kidnapper killed

Image copyright Courtesy of the Squire family Image caption Ian Squire was kidnapped in southern Nigeria in October last year The leader of a Nigerian gang responsible for the death of a British aid worker has been killed, according to the Nigerian army. A manhunt for gang leader Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, known as Karowei, had been […]

‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later’

‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later’

Image copyright Chidimma Amedu Image caption Sophy: He is the most handsome man I’ve ever met and I liked him instantly Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags that allow “friends” to […]

Nigeria’s Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes

Nigeria’s Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tensions have been rising for some time. Pictured: A man protecting his village in February 2017 A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria’s central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states – Benue, Nasarawa […]

Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river

Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Girls living near Kyekyewerein (not pictured) are affected by the ban Ghanaian schoolgirls have been banned from crossing a river while they are menstruating – and on Tuesdays. The ban, apparently given by a local river god, has outraged children’s activists, especially as girls must cross the river […]

Moyo: I will not take immunity deal

Jonathan Moyo, a minister who served in Robert Mugabe’s government has said he will not discuss an immunity deal with the Zimbabwean government. “When the devil offers you immunity, you would be a fool to enter what is called a Faustian bargain,” he told BBC Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi. Mr Moyo is in a self-imposed exile. […]

José Filomeno dos Santos sacked from Angola’s $5bn wealth fund

José Filomeno dos Santos sacked from Angola’s $5bn wealth fund

Image caption José Filomeno dos Santos has been removed as head of a $5bn wealth fund The president of Angola, João Lourenço, has sacked the son of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos as head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund. José Filomeno dos Santos was removed months after a BBC investigation. The $5bn (£3.7bn) […]