Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nelson Mandela (centre) with his wife Winnie following his release from prison in 1990 The new instalment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his […]

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roselyn Akombe says it would be “suicidal” for her to remain in the country A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”, unable to reach consensus or take […]

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

Media captionThe Communist Party’s messages are plastered all across Beijing China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, is set to begin in Beijing. More than 2,000 delegates will be meeting under tight security in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every five years, determines who rules China and the country’s direction […]

Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of those died in the explosion are unable to be formally identified Somalia is appealing for blood to treat those wounded in Saturday’s huge truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 281 people. Information Minister Abdirahman Osman told the BBC the death toll was likely to […]

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Image caption Campaigners in Cairo say everything about the city is difficult for women The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the “most dangerous” megacity for women. The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where […]

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. […]

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Image caption Campaigners in Cairo say everything about the city is difficult for women The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the “most dangerous” megacity for women. The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where […]

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people are now known to have died in a massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane is meeting victims, tweets Somali ambulance service Aamin Ambulance. Officials say some […]