South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Africa has 34 signatories to the Rome Statute, the treaty that set up the court South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid” by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying […]

Poachers kill two rhinos at South Africa’s Thula Thula orphanage

Poachers kill two rhinos at South Africa’s Thula Thula orphanage

Image copyright PA Image caption More than 700 rhinos were killed in South Africa in the first half of last year Poachers have killed two rhinos during a vicious attack on an animal orphanage in South Africa. Rhinos Impi and Gugu had their horns taken after a gang of poachers took staff hostage at the […]

Libya’s eastern authority freezes women’s travel ban

Libya’s eastern authority freezes women’s travel ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Libyan women have been vocal in politics since the end of Colonel Gaddafi’s rule in 2011 The authorities in eastern Libya have ordered a temporary freeze on a controversial travel ban on Libyan women under the age of 60. The directive, which came into force last weekend, was widely condemned […]

South Africa budget targets top earners

South Africa budget targets top earners

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pravin Gordhan became South Africa’s finance minister in December 2015 South Africa finance minister Pravin Gordhan has announced a new top tax bracket of 45% in his 2017 budget. The new tax bracket applies to annual incomes of more than 1.5m rand ($114,000; £91,000) and will hit around 100,000 people. […]

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Africa has 34 signatories to the Rome Statute, the treaty that set up the court South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid” by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying […]

Why are there still famines?

Why are there still famines?

Image copyright Reuters The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Why are there still famines and what can be done about it? What is happening […]

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Image copyright IFRC MENA Image caption Over 100 migrants are feared to have drowned while trying to cross the sea between Libya and Italy The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region. It is believed they were trying to […]

Libya’s eastern authority bans women travelling solo

Libya’s eastern authority bans women travelling solo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Libyan women who were at the forefront of the protests against Col Gaddafi are likely to see the ban as a setback Military officials controlling eastern Libya have banned women under 60 from travelling abroad on their own. The ban is said to be for “national security reasons” and not […]

Princess Anne marks SS Mendi tragedy in Southampton

Princess Anne marks SS Mendi tragedy in Southampton

Image caption Princess Anne was accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence Princess Anne has attended a memorial ceremony for more than 600 men who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel 100 years ago. The vessel was hit by cargo steamship SS Darro in thick fog, off […]

Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe is known for his fierce opposition to previous US presidents President Donald Trump should be given a chance to prove himself, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe says. He went on to express his support for Mr Trump’s America-first policy, saying “America for Americans” and “Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans”. It is […]