Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-president seeks to overturn verdict

Media captionThe BBC’s Maud Jullien speaks to victims of abuse under Habre’s rule Chad’s ex-President Hissene Habre has gone to court to challenge his conviction for crimes against humanity. His lawyers argue that the trial by a special court jointly set up by Senegal and the African Union was marred by procedural errors. They also […]

La La Land sweeps Golden Globe Awards

La La Land sweeps Golden Globe Awards

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone both won trophies for their performances in La La Land Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes. It won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, […]

Tributes for ex-Iran President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Media captionMr Rafsanjani served as Iran’s president from 1989 to 1997 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has led tributes to former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has died at the age of 82. Ayatollah Khamenei hailed a “companion of struggle” despite their differences, saying this was a “difficult” loss. President Hassan Rouhani praised Mr […]

Kim Kardashian West: Several held over Paris robbery

Kim Kardashian West: Several held over Paris robbery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Kardashian West said she feared she was going to be killed during the robbery in Paris At least 16 people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris in October, officials say. Authorities said at the time that the American reality […]

Jerusalem lorry attacker ‘was IS supporter’

Media captionBenjamin Netanyahu: “We will overcome terror attacks” Israel’s prime minister has said “all the signs” are that a man who killed four soldiers in Jerusalem supported so-called Islamic State (IS). Although Benjamin Netanyahu did not evidence for the claim, IS has previously threatened to attack Israel. The Palestinian, who was shot dead, drove a […]

Manila’s Black Nazarene procession to draw millions

Manila’s Black Nazarene procession to draw millions

Image copyright AP Millions of devotees are expected to turn out for a huge annual Roman Catholic procession in Manila. Each year, a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, called The Black Nazarene, is paraded through the Philippine capital. This year, police and foreign embassies have advised attendees to be on alert for possible terror […]

Ivory Coast unrest: Calm reported after two-day mutiny

Ivory Coast unrest: Calm reported after two-day mutiny

Image copyright AFP Image caption Shops are reopening in Bouake signalling an end to the rebellion A rebellion in Ivory Coast over soldiers’ pay appears to have passed. Residents and correspondents in the second city, Bouake, described calm on the streets – a day after troops briefly seized the defence minister. The rebellion had spread […]

Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers

Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mutinous soldiers stand behind Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (front centre) Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast have released the country’s defence minister after detaining him for two hours in a standoff over pay. Alain Richard Donwahi was held in the city of Bouake by troops who rejected the terms of a […]

Ivory Coast mutiny deal reached, says president, but unclear if unrest is over

Ivory Coast mutiny deal reached, says president, but unclear if unrest is over

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mutinous soldiers stand behind Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (front centre) President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast says he has reached an agreement with soldiers who have mutinied. He said he had taken into account their demands over pay and conditions and asked troops to return to barracks. But some soldiers […]

‘Deal reached’ over Ivory Coast mutiny

‘Deal reached’ over Ivory Coast mutiny

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mutinous soldiers stand behind defence minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (front centre) President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast says he has reached an agreement with soldiers who have mutinied across the country. He said he had taken into account their demands over pay and conditions. There was no comment from the soldiers. […]