Zimbabwe latest: Thousands celebrate end of Mugabe era

Zimbabwe latest: Thousands celebrate end of Mugabe era

Image caption Exuberant crowds gathered on Zimbabwean streets Jubilant scenes are unfolding on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, as protests demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe have turned to a celebration of the army’s role in ending his grip on power. BBC correspondents say protesters are hugging soldiers in the crowd and cheering […]

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover on Friday Regional branches of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign. The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the […]

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jesse Jackson has remained an activist in later life US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Mr Jackson, aged 76, wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the […]

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The San Juan (first from left) is seen here with two other subs in 2014 The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for a submarine that has not made contact for 48 hours. The vessel with its 44 crew was last located more than 400km (250 miles) off the […]

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people’s digestive tracts A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times […]

Zimbabwe latest: Embattled Mugabe in first public appearance

Zimbabwe latest: Embattled Mugabe in first public appearance

Media captionMr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, handing out degrees. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move […]

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Media captionTyres and a bus are set on fire as Odinga supporters and police fight running battles Five people have been killed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. At least two of the victims were shot dead, reports said, while others may have been stoned to death by a […]

Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance

Media captionMr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a […]

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Image copyright Camer24 The main parliament building in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé has been badly damaged by fire which ripped through four floors. Firefighters managed to put out the blaze before it could reach the parliamentary chamber. There has so far been no indication of any casualties and the cause of the blaze was not immediately […]

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