Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead at the scene of Somalia’s bomb attack A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city’s most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets. Men and women in the city, security officers, even government officials – all are wearing […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman is accused of running a criminal organisation, money […]

UK banks ‘linked to SA money laundering’

UK banks ‘linked to SA money laundering’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nelson Mandela (centre) with his wife Winnie following his release from prison in 1990 The new instalment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his […]

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roselyn Akombe says it would be “suicidal” for her to remain in the country A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”, unable to reach consensus or take […]

Kenya ‘unable’ to hold credible run-off election

Kenya ‘unable’ to hold credible run-off election

Image copyright BBC World Service Newsday programme Image caption Roselyn Akombe said she did not “feel safe enough to be able to go home” in the foreseeable future Kenya is unable to hold credible elections next week, a senior member of the country’s electoral commission (IEBC) has told the BBC. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC […]

Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of those died in the explosion are unable to be formally identified Somalia is appealing for blood to treat those wounded in Saturday’s huge truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 281 people. Information Minister Abdirahman Osman told the BBC the death toll was likely to […]

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Media captionDaphne Caruana Galizia was a pillar of Malta’s democracy, her friend says The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country’s “mafia state”. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on […]

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