Kenya bans street protests amid election row

Kenya bans street protests amid election row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition supporters have been protesting using the slogan “No reform, no election” Kenya’s government has banned demonstrations in three major Kenyan cities – the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said the ban was aimed at protecting Kenyans and their property. Opposition supporters have been holding regular […]

Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success

Trans singer and dancer Titica has become a big star among young Angolans and an icon for anti-LGBT discrimination. But her path to the top wasn’t easy. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Clare Spencer Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success

Verdict gives hopes to apartheid victims

Verdict gives hopes to apartheid victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Timol’s nephew, Imtiaz Cajee, testified to the pain of losing his uncle The inquest into the 1971 death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has found that he was murdered, shattering a five-decade-long claim by security police that he had committed suicide. In a packed courtroom, Judge Billy Mothle ruled […]

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of films produced by Harvey Weinstein have won Academy Awards The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual […]

Hamas and Fatah ‘reach agreement’ at Cairo talks

Hamas and Fatah ‘reach agreement’ at Cairo talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas runs Gaza and Fatah controls the West Bank The Palestinian group Hamas says it has reached an agreement with rival group Fatah, ending a decade-long rift. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, said details of the deal would be released later on Thursday. Fatah has not commented. Egypt has […]

Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Image copyright Blue Security via Reuters Image caption A container ship blocked the harbour mouth after drifting away Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall […]

What next in Kenya election crisis?

What next in Kenya election crisis?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Raila Odinga’s supporters accuse key election officials of being biased Kenya’s High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month. This comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, announced that he was […]

Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian

Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption African students often complain that they are racially abused in India Police in the Indian capital Delhi have arrested five people after a video circulated showing what appears to be a mob severely beating a Nigerian man. They have also detained the Nigerian, whom some residents accused of theft. […]

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 15 people are confirmed dead and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Nine of the […]

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