South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Minibus taxis are the most popular form of transport in South Africa Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police say. The men from Gauteng province were travelling to Johannesburg on Saturday night when their minibus was fired on. The victims, and four others critically […]

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw […]

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw […]

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The family gave their permission after hearing the man tell the story of Lazarus An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of […]

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw […]

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The family gave their permission after hearing the man tell the story of Lazarus An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of […]

The National Science and Maths Quiz has kept Ghanaians thrilled for 25 years

A TV science and maths quiz show where schools are pitted against each other has had Ghanaians hooked for years. The BBC followed one contestant on his journey of persistence and preparation, in the pursuit of victory. Video Journalist: Sulley Lansah The National Science and Maths Quiz has kept Ghanaians thrilled for 25 years

‘Trade war a reality’, French finance minister warns

‘Trade war a reality’, French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting America’s steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over ‘Playboy model payment tape’

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over ‘Playboy model payment tape’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president has said that Mr Cohen is no longer his personal lawyer President Donald Trump has condemned his former lawyer Michael Cohen amid US media reports that he secretly recorded Mr Trump discussing payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI […]

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption The introduction of the 12% “blood tax” sparked protests across India India has scrapped its 12% tax on all sanitary products following months of campaigning by activists. The announcement comes a year after the government introduced the tax, known as GST, on all goods – including the 12% duty on […]

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