Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aniva was the subject of a BBC feature into sexual cleansing practices in Malawi in July An HIV-positive Malawian man has been found guilty for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows. The practice of “widow cleansing”, when a widow must have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a […]

Kenyan vasectomies broadcast live on Facebook

Kenyan vasectomies broadcast live on Facebook

Image caption As the doctors operated behind a curtain, a panel of experts discussed family planning Vasectomy operations on men in Kenya have been live streamed from a theatre in the capital as part a campaign to promote the sterilisation procedure. At least 150 men booked in for the 20-minute procedure which involves severing the […]

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Turkish coup convulsed society and led to a major purge A number of Turkish officers posted to Nato have sought asylum since the country’s failed military coup in July, Nato’s secretary-general has said. Jens Stoltenberg said the officers had requested asylum in the countries where they had been […]

Mozambique fuel tanker blast kills dozens

Mozambique fuel tanker blast kills dozens

At least 73 people have been killed and 110 injured in a fuel tanker explosion in western Mozambique, officials say. The circumstances of the blast on Thursday afternoon in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near the border with Malawi, remain unclear. Some reports say the driver of the tanker was trying to sell […]

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain charged with ball tampering v Australia

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain charged with ball tampering v Australia

Faf du Plessis has played 33 Tests South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering in the second Test win over Australia in Hobart. Video footage appears to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet. Du Plessis was charged for breaching level two of […]

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Image caption Baraka Elias is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania A Tanzanian man has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall. However, doctors […]

Mozambique: Scores killed in fuel truck blast

Mozambique: Scores killed in fuel truck blast

At least 73 people have been killed in a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique, officials say. A government statement said people had been trying to take petrol from the truck when it exploded in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near the border with Malawi. More than 100 others were injured, some of them […]

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Image caption Baraka Elias is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania A Tanzanian man has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall. However, doctors […]

Tunisian victims of abuse speak on TV in reconciliation move

Tunisian victims of abuse speak on TV in reconciliation move

Image copyright AFP Image caption Victims of abuse spoke out during a live broadcast on Thursday Tunisians who suffered abuse under decades of authoritarian rule have been airing their grievances live on TV. Thursday night’s event, run by the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission, aims to ease tensions arising from past abuses. More than 62,000 […]

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victor Mlotshwa says he was walking home when he was kidnapped and assaulted A black South African man who was allegedly forced into a coffin by two white farmers for trespassing says he was scared for his life. Victor Mlotshwa was speaking outside court in the north-eastern town of Middelburg […]