DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed in June for crimes against humanity Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses. Bemba was found guilty earlier this year of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and jailed for 18 years. On Wednesday […]

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an […]

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed in June for crimes against humanity Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses. Bemba was found guilty earlier this year of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and jailed for 18 years. On Wednesday […]

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an […]

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed in June for crimes against humanity Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses. Bemba was found guilty earlier this year of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and jailed for 18 years. On Wednesday […]

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an […]

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential advisor The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became a […]

Somali militants attack key town of Afgoye near capital

Somali militants attack key town of Afgoye near capital

Image copyright AP Image caption Islamist militant group al-Shabab has been fighting to overthrow the UN-backed government There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital Mogadishu after fighters from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab overran a key town. Reports say at least four policemen and several civilians were killed when militants stormed Afgoye on […]

‘Caterpillar tax’: DR Congo ethnic clash sees 16 killed

‘Caterpillar tax’: DR Congo ethnic clash sees 16 killed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caterpillars are a delicacy in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo At least 16 people have been killed in a row over a disputed charge on the sale of caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The larvae were being sold for food in south-eastern Katanga province. Days […]

South Sudan conflict: Ex-VP Machar ‘has no role’ in politics

Media captionRiek Machar: ‘I’m going to return to South Sudan’ South Sudan’s sacked Vice-President Riek Machar no longer has a role to play as a political leader in the country, the presidency says. President Salva Kiir’s spokesman told the BBC Mr Machar “has no space here”, and should not return to the country before elections […]