Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maiduguri has become the centre of aid efforts Kawu Ashe is just one of up to 120,000 people facing starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Last month, she made the life-and-death decision to flee her village after militants delivered a chilling message: […]

Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adama Barrow’s supporters took to the streets in celebration after the results were announced Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country. Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled for 22 years, has confirmed he will step down. “I will […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maiduguri has become the centre of aid efforts Kawu Ashe is just one of up to 120,000 people facing starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Last month, she made the life-and-death decision to flee her village after militants delivered a chilling message: […]

Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adama Barrow’s supporters took to the streets in celebration after the results were announced Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country. Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled for 22 years, has confirmed he will step down. “I will […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maiduguri has become the centre of aid efforts Kawu Ashe is just one of up to 120,000 people facing starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Last month, she made the life-and-death decision to flee her village after militants delivered a chilling message: […]

Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli

Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rival armed groups are trying to assert their authority in Libya Rival militias are battling one another in Tripoli in the heaviest fighting in the Libyan capital for two years. Medical sources told the BBC that at least eight people, including civilians, have been killed and more than 20 injured. […]

Didier Drogba charity cleared of fraud but may have ‘misled’ donors

Didier Drogba charity cleared of fraud but may have ‘misled’ donors

Drogba announced in November that he will leave Montreal FC at the end of the MLS season An investigation into a charity run by ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba found “no evidence of fraud or corruption” but said it may have “misled” donors. The Charity Commission began its inquiry into “serious regulatory concerns” at the Didier […]

South Sudan conflict: UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’

South Sudan conflict: UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many South Sudanese are trying to find out if their relatives are dead or alive Ethnic cleansing is taking place in war-torn South Sudan, the country’s UN human rights commission has warned. It says it has observed starvation, the burning of villages and rape being used as weapons of war […]

Gambia’s Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in shock election result

Gambia’s Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in shock election result

Image copyright AP Image caption Yahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 years Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential elections. He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. Mr Jammeh, who came to power […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maiduguri has become the centre of aid efforts Kawu Ashe is just one of up to 120,000 people facing starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Last month, she made the life-and-death decision to flee her village after militants delivered a chilling message: […]