Grace Mugabe back from SA despite assault claim

Grace Mugabe back from SA despite assault claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say. It was not immediately clear why Mrs Mugabe did not report […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Urgent plea for help as death toll rises

Sierra Leone mudslides: Urgent plea for help as death toll rises

Media captionSierra Leone mudslides: Rescue and recovery operation in Freetown Sierra Leone needs “urgent support” for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country’s president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the “devastation was overwhelming us”. Nearly 400 people have been killed […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Media captionSierra Leone mudslides: Rescue and recovery operation in Freetown Sierra Leone needs “urgent support” now for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country’s president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the “devastation was overwhelming us”. Close to 400 people have […]

No sign of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe in South Africa court

No sign of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe in South Africa court

Image copyright Gabriella Engels Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has so far failed to appear in a South African court over an assault case despite officials saying she would do. South African police said in the late afternoon they did not know where Mrs Mugabe was. A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe […]

Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Image copyright AFP Image caption A sarcophagus from one of the three tombs found at burial grounds south of Cairo Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt. They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo. The tombs contained a […]

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]

Iran judiciary freezes assets of BBC Persian staff

Iran judiciary freezes assets of BBC Persian staff

Image caption The BBC was not notified of the court order, which names 152 individuals The BBC has called on the Iranian authorities to reverse a new order that appears to effectively freeze the assets of its staff in Iran. BBC World Service Director Francesca Unsworth said it deplored the apparent “targeted attack” on BBC […]

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” Two more chief executives have resigned from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville at the weekend. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for survivors and bodies was due to start again on Tuesday morning The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in Freetown were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed […]

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe, 52, is the Zimbabwean president’s second wife Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is to appear in court in South Africa later following reports of an alleged assault, South Africa’s police minister says. South African media said she had handed herself over to police. She is alleged to have […]