DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Torrential rain caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma, to burst its banks on Tuesday. The bodies of some of the victims had ended up in neighbouring […]

Tunisian freed by Berlin attack police

Tunisian freed by Berlin attack police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twelve people died in the lorry attack German police have released a 40-year-old Tunisian man who had been a suspected accomplice of the Berlin Christmas market assailant. German state prosecutors said they had found the man’s number on the phone of Anis Amri, who killed 12 people by ramming a […]

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Image caption Army worms can destroy entire fields Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has called in the air force to help contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields, his spokesman has said. Military planes are flying pesticides to the worst-affected areas so that crops can be sprayed as a matter of urgency, Amos Chanda […]

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims should be allowed to uphold their religious beliefs Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation […]

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Image caption Army worms can destroy entire fields Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has called in the air force to help contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields, his spokesman has said. Military planes are flying pesticides to the worst-affected areas so that crops can be sprayed as a matter of urgency, Amos Chanda […]

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims should be allowed to uphold their religious beliefs Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation […]

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Image caption Army worms can destroy entire fields Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has called in the air force to help contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields, his spokesman has said. Military planes are flying pesticides to the worst-affected areas so that crops can be sprayed as a matter of urgency, Amos Chanda […]

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims should be allowed to uphold their religious beliefs Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation […]

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Image caption Army worms can destroy entire fields Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has called in the air force to help contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields, his spokesman has said. Military planes are flying pesticides to the worst-affected areas so that crops can be sprayed as a matter of urgency, Amos Chanda […]

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims should be allowed to uphold their religious beliefs Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation […]