Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, Nigerian police say. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had fled before […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Yobe schoolgirls missing

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Yobe schoolgirls missing

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents At least 50 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, the local governor says. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had […]

South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha

South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attackers took 10 firearms and a police van from the station Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The […]

South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attackers took 10 firearms and a police van from the station Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The […]

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water – unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan. Join the BBC’s Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead and his team, travelling from the Blue Nile’s source to the sea – through Ethiopia and Sudan into Egypt. Flying high above the river and […]

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai buried amid rivalry in MDC

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai buried amid rivalry in MDC

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten up and imprisoned numerous times More than 5,000 people have attended the burial of Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in his home village after he died of colon cancer. The burial was marred by divisions in the party he formed and led, the Movement for Democratic […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]

Madonna: ‘My son is Malawi’s future president’

Madonna: ‘My son is Malawi’s future president’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US pop star Madonna and her son David have regularly visited Malawi, the country of her adoptive children Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted […]

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media captionChildren were among those rescued after Monday’s air strikes in Eastern Ghouta Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, activists say. At least 77 civilians, including 20 children, were killed in air strikes and rocket fire on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ex-President Alberto Fujimori was pardoned last Christmas and freed in January Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers. It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses […]

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