Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, scored for France in the final US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a day […]

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, scored for France in the final US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a day […]

Ethiopian reunited with long-lost daughters in Eritrea after 16 years

Ethiopian reunited with long-lost daughters in Eritrea after 16 years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Addisalem Hadigu last saw his daughters when they were teenagers Ethiopian journalist Addisalem Hadigu has met his daughters Asmera and Danait in Eritrea for the first time in 16 years. He was among many families kept apart by decades of war and conflict between neighbours Ethiopia and Eritrea. They were […]

Google’s Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya

Google’s Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya

Image copyright Loon Image caption Loon’s balloons float 20km above sea level A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. Google’s sister-company Loon has announced its first commercial deal: partnering with Telkom Kenya to deliver connectivity to the region. The firm’s antennae-dangling fleet will ride the wind […]

Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

A Nigerian entrepreneur is helping young people take control of their sexual health, cheaply and anonymously. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. For more about this story, listen to our World Hacks podcast. Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who died in December 2013. Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

Image copyright National Crime Agency (NCA) Image caption Keith Morris sexually abused two young girls from a remote Kenyan village A man convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in Kenya has been jailed for 18 years and six months. Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, used his elevated status among villagers in Kilifi County to […]

White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

Media captionPresident Trump was bombarded by questions as reporters were asked to leave The White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded “no” to a question about whether Russia […]

Maria Butina: Alleged Russia agent ‘offered sex for job’

Maria Butina: Alleged Russia agent ‘offered sex for job’

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Maria Butina’s ties with Russian intelligence make her a flight risk, a federal judge ruled, and she will be held until her trial. A lawyer for the 29-year-old said she […]

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Image copyright Shinil Group Image caption The Shinil Group say this is the nameplate of the sunken Donskoi A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say. The Shinil Group, a South Korean firm, says it found the vessel Dimitrii Donskoi near Ulleungdo […]