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 […]

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mexican authorities say they are collaborating in their investigation with Italian diplomats Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Jalisco. Vicenzo Cimmino, Raffaele Russo and Antonio Russo – all from Naples – were last seen on New Year’s Eve in the […]

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram militants want to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three men at the centre of sexual misconduct claims in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside […]

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The continuing attacks are being blamed on Boko Haram – casting doubt on official claims the group has been defeated Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. […]

Zuma’s fall a chance to take moral leadership

Zuma’s fall a chance to take moral leadership

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa’s new ruler will steer away from the conspiratorial culture that flourished under his predecessor It is rare in a journalistic life that one gets to sit a few yards from a president as he announces his resignation and then, within the same 24 hours, stand in the presence […]

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities did not say whether Mrs Mugabe herself will face charges The vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura was detained by the country’s anti-corruption agency, to be […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

GB’s most successful day at Winter Olympics Lizzy Yarnold defends her skeleton title, as team-mate Laura Deas takes bronze and Izzy Atkin claims GB’s first medal in a skiing event. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]