Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. […]

Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Image caption Amina Yuguda hails from Yola in north-eastern Nigeria A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement […]

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. […]

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. […]

Maria an ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

Maria an ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

Media captionWatch: The islanders caught between hurricanes Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” category four storm, US forecasters say, as it bears down on islands in the Caribbean. It is due to hit the Leeward Islands, which include the US and British Virgin islands, in the coming hours. Maria is moving roughly along […]

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. […]

Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests

Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Clashes between police and demonstrators in 2013 ended in hundreds of deaths Forty-three people have been sentenced to life in prison after a mass trial in Egypt that also saw years-long sentences given to hundreds of others. Almost 500 people were charged with crimes over the violence which erupted following […]

BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Image caption The new sites have already generated a lot of interest The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with limited independent media, said BBC editor Will Ross. The […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi migrants

DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi migrants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are tens of thousands of Burundians living in the DRC Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says. Its peacekeeping mission Monusco said another 117 were injured during the incident […]