Uganda’s Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere to get own cook in prison

Uganda’s Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere to get own cook in prison

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King Charles Mumbere is being held at a maximum security prison A Ugandan king facing terror charges should have a private cook and a small fridge in prison, a court has ordered. Charles Mumbere, the king of Rwenzururu, is entitled to these privileges because he suffers from hypertension and […]

Congo halts football over violence fears

Congo halts football over violence fears

TP Mazembe are the reigning champions in DR Congo and also won the Confederation Cup in 2016 The government in DR Congo has told the country’s football association to suspend league competition from Thursday until further notice. The move comes amidst fears that the end of President Joseph Kabila’s mandate next week will spark violence. […]

Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement ‘back on’

Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement ‘back on’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Syrian pro-government forces moved through the Jisr al-Haj neighbourhood on Wednesday A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell through. Rebel fighters and civilians in the Syrian city had been due to leave […]

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords and […]

Austrian MPs vote to seize Hitler’s birthplace house

Media captionBethany Bell’s recent visit to the house where Adolf Hitler was born After years of controversy, Austria’s parliament has passed a law allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. Owner Gerlinde Pommer had repeatedly refused to sell the building in Braunau am Inn or allow renovations. Mrs Pommer […]

Chinese imperial seal sold for record €21m in Paris

Chinese imperial seal sold for record €21m in Paris

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The seal features nine dragons which signify masculinity and the imperial authority An 18th Century Chinese imperial seal has been sold for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) – more than 20 times its estimated price. The sale, to an unnamed Chinese collector, took place in Paris on Wednesday after […]

US boy dies as his snow fort collapses

US boy dies as his snow fort collapses

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joshua Demarest played football and was part of the French club at school A boy who was playing in a huge snow mound has died after it collapsed and buried him under tonnes of snow. Joshua Demarest, 13, died but his friend Tyler Day was found alive after being […]

Gambia election crisis: Jammeh risks sanctions, UN envoy says

Gambia election crisis: Jammeh risks sanctions, UN envoy says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pressure on Mr Jammeh to step down is increasing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be “strongly sanctioned” if he tries to stay in power, the UN’s regional envoy, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, along with the US, also urged the Gambian security forces to leave […]

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Image copyright Sumner Chagari Sambo Image caption The Super Falcons say they want no more excuses for not paying their bonuses Nigeria’s victorious women’s football team have protested outside parliament in Abuja over unpaid win bonuses. Their protest coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at the National Assembly to present next year’s budget. The African […]

Ancient footprints found in Tanzania

Ancient footprints found in Tanzania

Image copyright Dawid A. Iurino Image caption The footprints may have been made by a male walking with smaller females and juveniles Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania close to where similar tracks were found in the 1970s. The impressions were made when some of our distant […]