‘My father, the rapist’: Hidden victims of Rwanda’s genocide

‘My father, the rapist’: Hidden victims of Rwanda’s genocide

Image caption Carine and her son Jean-Pierre, one of thousands born as a result of rape during the genocide A 24-year-old Rwandan whose mother was raped in the genocide tells the BBC how he came to learn of the circumstances of his birth. Their names have been changed because of the shame surrounding rape, which […]

DR Congo exodus of 300,000 ‘may hamper Ebola battle’

DR Congo exodus of 300,000 ‘may hamper Ebola battle’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN maintains a peacekeeping presence in north-eastern DR Congo More than 300,000 people have been displaced this month by ethnic violence in Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says. There are fears that the latest clashes – between Hema cattle-herders and Lendu farmers – could […]

Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk

Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk

Semenya has won the Olympic 800m title twice and the world title three times Caster Semenya says athletics’ world governing body “used” her like “a human guinea pig” by insisting she takes medication to control her testosterone. South Africa’s Semenya, 28, is in legal dispute with the IAAF, who have said the 800m runner must […]

Safety behind bars: Why Lesotho gives condoms to inmates

Three years ago the Southern African Kingdom of Lesotho started distributing condoms in all its male and female prisons. The aim was to curb the spread of HIV in its correctional facilities. The small country has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, with close to a quarter of its 2.3 million […]

Low-income African countries ‘pay 30 times more’ for drugs

Low-income African countries ‘pay 30 times more’ for drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Everyday drugs, like painkillers and contraceptives, cost a lot more in poorer countries African countries with small to medium-sized economies pay far more money for less effective drugs, a leading health expert has told BBC Newsday. In countries such as Zambia, Senegal and Tunisia, everyday drugs like paracetamol can […]

Nigeria: ‘Children used’ as suicide bombers in Borno attack

Nigeria: ‘Children used’ as suicide bombers in Borno attack

Media captionVictims are receiving medical care after an attack on a video hall Children were used as suicide bombers in a triple attack in Nigeria on Monday, Unicef has said. Two girls and a boy carried out the bombing outside a video hall in Konduga village in north-eastern Borno State, the UN children’s charity said. […]

Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi: Ex-leader buried after court death

Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi: Ex-leader buried after court death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Morsi (photographed in 2016) was reportedly kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been buried hours after he collapsed in court and died on Monday. His lawyer told the AFP news agency the former leader had been buried in eastern Cairo early on […]

Nigeria lose after late penalty drama

Nigeria lose after late penalty drama

Media playback is not supported on this device Relief for Wendie Renard as she scores retaken VAR penalty to beat Nigeria France finished top of Group A after a twice-taken penalty by Wendie Renard gave them victory over Nigeria in an incident-packed Women’s World Cup game. The initial penalty – awarded after a video assistant […]

Face to face with DR Congo’s deadly vipers

Face to face with DR Congo’s deadly vipers

Amid the swathes of forest that cover the country, and behind the headlines of war and Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the forefront of a hidden health crisis. With vast jungles home to numerous species of venomous snakes, DR Congo is a hotspot of injury and death from snakebite envenomation, an issue […]

South Africa thrashed by Germany

South Africa thrashed by Germany

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: South Africa 0-4 Germany Germany punished an error-strewn display from South Africa to finish top of Group B at the Women’s World Cup. The two-time winners had ample chances to win by more than 4-0 against debutants Banyana Banyana, who leave France having failed to earn […]

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