Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Media captionZimbabweans rallied to celebrate the army’s takeover of the country Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday. […]

Zimbabwe crowds rejoice as they demand end to Mugabe rule

Zimbabwe crowds rejoice as they demand end to Mugabe rule

Media captionThe BBC’s Anne Soy spoke to jubilant protesters in Harare. Thousands of people have celebrated the army takeover in Zimbabwe and urged President Robert Mugabe to step down. They tore pictures of Mr Mugabe and marched to his office and residence. The army intervened on Wednesday, days after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, signalling […]

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has gathered evidence of slavery in Libya The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned […]

Zimbabwe latest: Crowds outside Mugabe office to force him out

Media captionTens of thousands of people have turned up for the rally Protesters in Zimbabwe have headed towards the office of President Robert Mugabe to urge him to step down. The march came on a day of widespread jubilation in the capital Harare and other cities following the army’s takeover on Wednesday. Soldiers at State […]

Argentina missing navy submarine: Search stepped up

Argentina missing navy submarine: Search stepped up

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days. President Mauricio Macri said all national and international resources were […]

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Young (right) and his brother Angus (left) were driving forces behind the international success of AC/DC Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be […]

Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance

Media captionMr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a […]

Toto Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses’, dies in jail aged 87

Toto Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses’, dies in jail aged 87

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Toto” Riina was finally captured in 1993 Notorious Sicilian Mafia “boss of all bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders. The head of the feared Cosa Nostra spent nearly […]

Kenya election: Two dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Media captionTyres and a bus are set on fire as Odinga supporters and police fight running battles At least two people have been killed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. The supporters had gathered to welcome home the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, from an overseas trip. On Monday, […]

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The San Juan (first from left) is seen here with two other subs in 2014 The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for a submarine that has not made contact for 48 hours. The vessel with its 44 crew was last located more than 400km (250 miles) off the […]