Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

Media captionEthiopia’s prime minister said that his country is able to investigate Ethiopia’s prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-government protests. Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Ethiopia is able to carry out the investigations […]

French soldier to be tried over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

French soldier to be tried over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastien L, the accused, was part of the French operation to fight Islamist militants in Burkina Faso The trial of a French soldier charged with molesting two young girls while serving in Burkina Faso in 2015 is due to start on Tuesday. The 40-year-old serviceman, only named as Sebastien L, […]

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lake Malawi is one of the biggest lakes in Africa A 67-year-old man has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour after the boat he was on capsized on Lake Malawi. Graciam Kondowe was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the boat overturned […]

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lake Malawi is one of the biggest lakes in Africa A 67-year-old man has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour after the boat he was on capsized on Lake Malawi. Graciam Kondowe was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the boat overturned […]

Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

Media captionTurkish referendum in three words Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% […]

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Media captionThe BBC’s John Sudworth asks North Korea’s vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump. North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly […]

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Media captionLiving giant shipworm found for the first time in Philippines Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines. Details of the creature, which can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were published in a US science journal. The giant […]

Argentina football fan dies after being pushed from stand

Argentina football fan dies after being pushed from stand

Image copyright EPA/El Doce Image caption Emanuel Balbo (centre) was pushed over the edge of a stand on Saturday An Argentine football fan has died of head injuries – two days after being pushed from a stand by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter. Emanuel Balbo, 22, had reportedly quarrelled with […]

French election: Le Pen and Macron hold rival rallies

French election: Le Pen and Macron hold rival rallies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marine Le Pen (centre) wants France to leave the EU The two front-runners in France’s presidential election have staged rival rallies to win over undecided voters, a week before the first round of voting. Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader of the National Front, said in Paris the choice was […]

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lake Malawi is one of the biggest lakes in Africa A 67-year-old man has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour after the boat he was on capsized on Lake Malawi. Graciam Kondowe was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the boat overturned […]