Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Image copyright Jacklyn Reierson, MAF Image caption The family lives in a remote village in western Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the […]

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Media captionMobile phone footage shows the wreckage of the cargo plane A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept toward a beach where rescuers treated surviving crewmen on the […]

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic is to land shortly. A plane from South Africa is expected to touch down in the new airport, ending the island’s reliance on a ship […]

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has always denied the allegations linked to a government arms deal South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 […]

Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

Image copyright Anthony Jean/SOS Méditerranée Image caption Migrants are often crowded on to unseaworthy boats, such as rubber dinghies A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group SOS […]