Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump referred to his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the “complete power” to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself. A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports “extremely disturbing”. […]

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hurt in protest

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hurt in protest

Media captionViolinist plays amid anti-government protests in Caracas A Venezuelan violinist who has become a renowned presence at the front of the country’s anti-government protests has been taken to hospital during the latest violent clashes in Caracas. Wuilly Arteaga is often seen playing his instrument among demonstrators. “Neither pellets nor marbles will stop us,” he […]

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police conduct a vehicle search in Kandahar after the reported kidnapping At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says. He said about dozens of villagers were abducted in Kandahar province earlier in the week. About 30 have been […]

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Image copyright Getty Images Ben Affleck has scotched rumours he is quitting as the caped crusader after his upcoming role in Justice League. He’d been due to star in and direct another standalone film – The Batman – but pulled out of directing duties in January. After Affleck’s script was also ditched by incoming director […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nigerian shot put champion misses World Para Athletics Championships

Paralympic shot put champion Lauritta Onye blames the Nigerian government for a lack of funding after missing the chance to defend her title at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. She says she is one of several athletes who received no funds to attend the event. Reporter: Martin Patience Nigerian shot put champion misses […]

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 […]

Caf U-turn on admitting Zanzibar

Caf U-turn on admitting Zanzibar

Zanzibar were only admitted as a Confederation of African Football member in March Zanzibar has had its membership of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) rescinded just four months after the island was accepted as a member. Caf president Ahmad said Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, should never have been admitted as the body’s […]