Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in ‘grenade’ explosion

Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in ‘grenade’ explosion

Image copyright Shabani Nasibu Image caption The victims are being treated at a local hospital At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say. Reports say the pupils were playing with a grenade they had found. Three were pronounced dead at […]

Gele expert: Nigerian boy is headscarf stylist to the stars

Meet the 13-year-old boy with a talent for styling African headscarves. He has been abused for it but continues his passion because he wants to earn money for his family. This is a BBC Pidgin production. Gele expert: Nigerian boy is headscarf stylist to the stars

Paradise Papers: Tycoon made $41m from ‘people’s fund’

Paradise Papers: Tycoon made $41m from ‘people’s fund’

Image copyright Shutterstock An entrepreneur charged with managing the oil wealth of the struggling African state of Angola was paid more than $41m in just 20 months, leaked documents reveal. The payments were made via a complex web of companies set up in the offshore jurisdiction of Mauritius. Jean-Claude Bastos also used his position to […]

Jemima Sumgong: Four-year doping ban for Olympic marathon champion

Sumgong won the 2016 London marathon in two hours 22 minutes and 58 seconds, despite falling midway through the race. Olympic marathon winner Jemima Sumgong has been banned for four years after her claim she was taking EPO for an ectopic pregnancy was rejected. Sumgong told a Kenyan law court she was given the banned […]

Tanzania President John Magufuli sacks officials after TV scolding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Magufuli is nicknamed ‘the Bulldozer’ Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked two public officials after scolding one of them on live TV. He had asked the two municipal directors what their budget was for road construction in their districts. Neither could recall on the spot, and a few hours […]

Trump lands in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

Media captionAir Force One arrives in the Chinese capital Beijing US President Donald Trump has arrived in China for a visit likely to focus heavily on trade and tensions with North Korea. He has landed in Beijing where Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping has a lavish reception planned for him. Earlier, in a speech to the […]

Yemen conflict: Saudi ban ‘catastrophic’ for aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption The port of Hodeida is a key entry point for UN aid Aid agencies are seeking urgent access for humanitarian supplies to war-torn Yemen, after the Saudi-led coalition closed all routes into the country. The UN and the Red Cross said a “catastrophic” situation threatened millions who rely on life-saving […]

Trump’s Asia tour: Bad weather cancels surprise DMZ visit

Trump’s Asia tour: Bad weather cancels surprise DMZ visit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump urged North Korea to discuss giving up its nuclear programme US President Donald Trump has been forced to drop a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea due to bad weather. Mr Trump’s helicopter took off from US Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul […]

Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash

Image copyright Clarke Gayford via Twitter Image caption Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles had gained a cult following after a Twitter profile was set up in her name A cat belonging to New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has died after being hit by a car. A spokesperson for Ms Ardern confirmed to local media […]

Paris climate accord: Syria to sign up, isolating US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syria’s decision was reported at the Bonn climate conference The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after Syria said it was preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were […]

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