Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks this week had 120 gas canisters and planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house said to be used […]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK. Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for. It was the president’s second spell of medical leave this year – leading many Nigerians to […]

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

Image copyright SA Government Image caption Mduduzi Manana became deputy education minister in 2012 A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. He is accused of hitting the woman during […]

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Image copyright AFP Image caption A “red alert” was set up at the border to stop Mrs Mugabe fleeing South Africa The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa. Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused […]

Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

The death toll from Wednesday’s landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say. Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert. Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse. […]

Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling

Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling

Image copyright AFP Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has thanked the people for re-electing him for a third term and criticised attempts to interfere in the country’s politics. He was speaking soon after taking the oath of office at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital, Kigali. The ceremony was attended by dozens of African leaders […]

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Image caption An image of Moussa Oukabir, circulated in Spanish press and taken from social media A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected […]

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional […]

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan’s presidential building using a samurai sword. The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views. The injured guard was taken to […]

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old Indian rape victim and the baby girl she gave birth to are doing fine, her doctor told the BBC. Dr Dasari Harish said her surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but […]

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