Kasai unrest: UN experts ‘found dead’ in DR Congo

Kasai unrest: UN experts ‘found dead’ in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan were discovered in the central […]

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

Image copyright AFP Image caption Simone Gbagbo is already serving a 20-year prison term A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted the country’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, of crimes against humanity. The charges related to the violence that followed the 2010 presidential poll when her husband, Laurent, refused to accept defeat to Alassane Ouattara. […]

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr […]

Kasai unrest: Bodies found in hunt for UN Congo experts

Kasai unrest: Bodies found in hunt for UN Congo experts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo believe they have located the bodies of two UN investigators who went missing in the country. The remains were found in an area where US citizen Michael Sharp […]

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr […]

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr […]

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm makes landfall in Australia

Media captionThe BBC’s Hywel Griffith says the town of Ayr is in lockdown as the cyclone nears A powerful cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has reached the coast of Queensland, Australia. More than 25,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie. The category four storm has already left at […]

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]