Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Sally Yates

Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Sally Yates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Yates, right, was appointed by Barack Obama and remained in an acting role Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who was appointed by Barack Obama, ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president’s […]

Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute

Media captionForty years in a refugee camp Morocco has been readmitted as a member of the African Union (AU) after months of intense lobbying. Morocco left the organisation in 1984, after it recognised the independence of Western Sahara, regarded by Morocco as part of its historic territory. It was the only country in Africa that […]

Kenyan couple hailed online for frugal $1 wedding

Kenyan couple hailed online for frugal $1 wedding

Image caption Wilson Mutura and his bride Ann opted to have a low-key wedding ceremony in Nairobi without cakes, flowers or decorations A Kenyan couple unable to afford the expense of a wedding have earned plaudits on social media for pursuing “a budget option $1 ceremony” which they attended wearing casual clothes. Wilson and Ann […]

Baba Masaba: Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

Baba Masaba: Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women sought out Baba Masaba believing he could heal cure their illnesses A former Muslim preacher in Nigeria who had at least 86 wives has died aged 93. Mohammed Bello Abubakar, known as Baba Masaba, died at his home in central Niger state on Saturday after an undisclosed illness. […]

Ayew brothers fire Ghana into semis

Ayew brothers fire Ghana into semis

Ghana’s Jordan Ayew leads his team’s celebrations against DR Congo Ghana’s Ayew brothers grabbed a goal each to beat DR Congo 2-1 and put the Black Stars through to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew opened the scoring on 62 minutes, curling the ball past Ley Matampi in the Leopards goal. […]

Egypt seal semi spot with late winner

Egypt seal semi spot with late winner

Egypt are the most successful side in the competition’s history with seven titles Egypt knocked out Morocco to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals as substitute Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim prodded home a dramatic 87th-minute winner. Mohammed Salah had twice been denied by Munir Mohamedi, but prior to the goal Morocco missed a host of good […]

Sadio Mane: Liverpool to fly Senegal striker back from Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane: Liverpool to fly Senegal striker back from Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane has scored nine goals for Liverpool this season Liverpool have arranged for a private jet to fly striker Sadio Mane back from the Africa Cup of Nations to give him a chance of facing Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday. Mane is available again after Senegal lost 5-4 on penalties to […]

Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not the first time that al-Shabab fighters have launched a fierce attack on Kenyan soldiers Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and […]

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow arrives home

Media captionThere were cheers and a fly-past as President Barrow stepped off the plane Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power – days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into exile. President Barrow’s plane touched down at Banjul airport where jubilant crowds waited to welcome him. Mr Barrow, […]

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some fencing already exists on the 2,000-mile (3,200km) US boundary with Mexico Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports […]