Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Museveni has said he appreciates Trump’s frank language President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has given a speech declaring his “love” for US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as “shithole” countries during an immigration meeting. Mr Trump has denied making […]

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

Image copyright AFP Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa. Over the following decades, he would become known across the world for both his music and his […]

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Image caption Masekela was given his first trumpet at the age of 14 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous […]

Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months

Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months

Image copyright EPA Image caption The family said they faced persecution if they returned to Zimbabwe If you’ve ever complained about being forced to sleep in an airport after a delay, spare a thought for one Zimbabwean family who have finally left Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport where they’ve lived for the past three months. The family […]

UN flag no longer offers ‘natural protection’ to peacekeepers

UN flag no longer offers ‘natural protection’ to peacekeepers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Missions in Africa are among the most dangerous for UN peacekeeping troops The UN’s flag and blue helmets no longer offer “natural protection” to its peacekeeping forces, who should not shy from using force if necessary, a high-level United Nations report says. UN peacekeepers should be prepared to take offensive […]

Why you can’t judge a zebra by its stripes

Why you can’t judge a zebra by its stripes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plains zebra live in family groups of a stallion with mares and their young offspring You can’t judge a zebra by its stripes. That’s the finding of research that is shaking up the family tree of the African wild horse. The common (plains) zebra lives on the grasslands of […]

George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of people attended the inauguration at the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds […]

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least six people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – […]

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least one person has been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where police have used teargas to disperse protesters. They are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than […]

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry protesters have blocked roads and businesses are closed. There have been nearly three years of […]

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