Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Two EU staff were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief has said. One victim was a Portuguese soldier while the other was a Malian woman, Federica Mogherini added. Mali’s security minister said on Sunday that […]

France polls: Macron’s party wins clear parliamentary majority

France polls: Macron’s party wins clear parliamentary majority

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmanuel Macron was seen voting earlier in Le Touquet French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat […]

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP. “Unfortunately for the moment there […]

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Ivorian football star Cheick Tiote during his funeral ceremony in Abidjan. The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle […]

Mali tourist resort ‘under attack’

Mali tourist resort ‘under attack’

A tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners is under attack by gunmen, a spokesman at the security ministry has told Reuters. Nearby residents reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination. The spokesman said the attack was ongoing at Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako. Malian troops and […]

London fire: Two Ethiopian families still missing

London fire: Two Ethiopian families still missing

Image copyright Brkite Haftom/Facebook Image caption Mother and son Brkite and Biruk Haftom lived in Grenfell Tower Several British nationals of Ethiopian origin are still missing after the huge fire in a tower block in West London, says the Ethiopian embassy in the UK. They are mother and son Brkite and Biruk Haftom, and Hashim […]

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sworn in despite wife’s killing

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sworn in despite wife’s killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (L) was sworn in for a second time Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been sworn in, two days after his estranged wife was shot dead. There were doubts whether the inauguration would take place so soon after her killing. Prime Minister Thabane’s ABC party […]

Archaeologists in Ethiopia uncover ancient city in Harlaa

Archaeologists in Ethiopia uncover ancient city in Harlaa

Image copyright Prof Tim Insoll, University of Exeter Image caption These are the remains of a 12th Century mosque A forgotten city thought to date back as far as the 10th century AD has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists in eastern Ethiopia. Artefacts from Egypt, India and China have been found in the […]

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife shot dead

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife shot dead

Image copyright China TV Image caption Lipolelo Thabane was going through a prolonged divorce The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women were shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. The […]

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife shot dead

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife shot dead

Image copyright China TV Image caption Lipolelo Thabane was going through a prolonged divorce The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women were shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. The […]