Zimbabwe: Trained elephant kills tour guide in Victoria Falls park

Zimbabwe: Trained elephant kills tour guide in Victoria Falls park

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elephants are a major tourist attraction in Zimbabwe Warning: This story contains graphic details that some readers may find upsetting. An elephant that gives tourist rides has killed its handler in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park. Enock Kufandada was looking after several domesticated elephants when one of them charged […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met […]

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UN peacekeepers pictured last month in Bria, north of Bangassou Christian militia in the Central African Republic have attacked United Nations peacekeepers who were protecting a convoy of water trucks. One Moroccan UN soldier was killed and three others injured. The attack took place in the southern diamond-mining town […]

Trying the berry and porcupine diet

Trying the berry and porcupine diet

The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. It’s thought they’ve lived on the same land in northern Tanzania, eating berries, tubers and 30 different mammals for 40,000 years. The BBC’s Dan Saladino went to watch them foraging and hunting, and to ask whether their diet holds lessons for everyone. […]

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

Image copyright AFP Image caption These people are mining coltan, which is widely used in mobile phones More than 20% of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining revenue is being lost due to corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group says. According to a Global Witness report, the money is being distributed through corrupt networks linked […]

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

Image copyright AFP Image caption These people are mining coltan, which is widely used in mobile phones More than 20% of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining revenue is being lost due to corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group says. According to a Global Witness report, the money is being distributed through corrupt networks linked […]

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’

Media captionJerusalem holy site security row explained Israel is willing to consider alternatives to controversial metal detectors it installed at a holy site in Jerusalem, a senior official says. Major General Yoav Mordechai called on the Muslim world to put forward other suggestions. Israel installed the detectors after two Israeli policemen were killed near there […]