Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Media captionOxfam head: ‘I know we have a problem’ Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for […]

Anger over ‘racist blackface’ in China show

Anger over ‘racist blackface’ in China show

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, left, was the deputy president to Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. The new president was the only candidate nominated in parliament on Thursday and the announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly. The ANC had told […]

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn had been Ethiopia’s Prime minister since 2012 The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned, the country’s state TV reported. No reason has yet been given for the decision. Mr Hailemariam also stepped down as chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. His departure comes amid months […]

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

Media captionMr Zuma said he was resigning “with immediate effect” South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s decision. The ANC had told him to step down or […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Media captionMorgan Tsvangirai was best known for challenging Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC […]

DR Congo President Kabila’s motorcade in deadly crash

DR Congo President Kabila’s motorcade in deadly crash

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Kabila reportedly stayed to help the injured Five people have been killed following an accident involving a cement truck and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential motorcade. The three soldiers and two civilians died as President Joseph Kabila was returning to the capital, Kinshasa. Another 11 people were injured, […]

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power […]

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu is reported to have met investigators several times Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases. A police statement said there is enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Speaking […]

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’

Media captionHundreds of people are involved in the search operation. Speed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say. The faulty instruments could have given the pilots wrong speed data, Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee said. The Saratov Airlines jet went […]