Kenya TV shutdown: Court suspends stations’ ban

Kenya TV shutdown: Court suspends stations’ ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Raila Odinga declared himself the “people’s president” in Nairobi on Tuesday Kenya’s High Court has suspended the government’s shutdown of three of the largest private TV channels. They were taken off-air over plans to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga’s unofficial “inauguration” on Tuesday. The court has suspended the ban for […]

Uganda’s Mowzey Radio dies after ‘pub brawl’

Uganda’s Mowzey Radio dies after ‘pub brawl’

Image copyright Will Boase Image caption Mowzey Radio was one half of the duo Radio & Weasel Tributes have been pouring in for one of East Africa’s most popular musicians, Mowzey Radio, who has died aged 33 after a reported bar brawl. Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, died just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni […]

Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga ‘inauguration’

Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga ‘inauguration’

Image copyright KTN Image caption Kenyan news broadcasters were taken off-air but were live streaming their coverage online Three of Kenya’s biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leader’s unofficial “inauguration” in Nairobi. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i told reporters they would stay closed until investigations […]

Arsenal sign Gabon star Aubameyang

Arsenal sign Gabon star Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 21 goals in 24 games in all competitions for Dortmund this season Arsenal have signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club record £56m. The Gunners had two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing a fee that eclipses their £46.5m for Alexandre Lacazette in July. […]

George Weah vows to change Liberia’s citizenship laws

George Weah vows to change Liberia’s citizenship laws

Image copyright EPA Image caption Liberia’s new president has pledged to take a pay cut Liberia’s President George Weah has called for the removal of a “racist” clause in the constitution which restricts citizenship to black people. The clause was “unnecessary, racist and inappropriate”, the ex-football star said in his first State of the Nation […]

Croatia national shot dead on South Africa lion hunt

Croatia national shot dead on South Africa lion hunt

Image copyright Pero Jelinic’s Facebook page Image caption Pero Jelinic was an experienced hunter who had travelled all over the world in pursuit of his passion A Croatian national has died in unclear circumstances while hunting lions with two friends in South Africa. Pero Jelinic, 75, was hit by a bullet on Saturday at Leeubosch […]

Lang’ata fire: ‘Not enough water’ to tackle Kenya blaze

Lang’ata fire: ‘Not enough water’ to tackle Kenya blaze

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A man reacts as the water runs out of water as he fights a fire Survivors of the fire which tore through a Kenyan slum leaving four dead have described the battle to save their homes as “like fighting in hell”. Residents used sewage water in a desperate attempt to […]

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Image copyright SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The ivory trade will now be phased out in Hong Kong by 2021 Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory […]

Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives

It has been seen in the western hemisphere, such as here in New York, for the first time in more than 150 years. Beyond the US, it has been spotted in Asia, Australia, and Eastern Europe. Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives