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 […]

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Image caption Baby Angel spent the first five months of her life in a private clinic A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held for months over an unpaid medical bill. Baby Angel’s mother told the BBC her milk had run dry after […]

Russians ‘killed in US Syria air strikes’

Russians ‘killed in US Syria air strikes’

Image copyright AFP At least two Russian fighters were killed in US air strikes in north-eastern Syria last week, their associates have told the BBC. They said they could have been hired by private military companies supporting Syrian government-backed troops. Russia has not confirmed the deaths that were first reported by US media, saying one […]

South Africa: ANC leaders expected to ask President Zuma to resign

South Africa: ANC leaders expected to ask President Zuma to resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in the ANC hope that removing Mr Zuma will boost the party’s chances in the 2019 elections Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says […]

Nigerian snake ate millions of naira, clerk says

Nigerian snake ate millions of naira, clerk says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If true, the snake would have had to have eaten at least 36,000 bank notes A Nigerian sales clerk has been suspended after she told auditors that a snake had eaten 36m naira. That’s the equivalent of $100,000 or £72,250. The clerk, Philomena Chieshe, was working at an office […]

Ibrahim prize: Liberia’s Sirleaf wins African leadership prize

Ibrahim prize: Liberia’s Sirleaf wins African leadership prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Sirleaf is the first woman Ibrahim Laureate Liberia’s ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for African Leadership. Mrs Sirleaf, who stepped down last month, became Africa’s first elected female president in 2006. She was praised for her work rebuilding the nation after civil […]

ANC leaders meet to decide on President Jacob Zuma’s future

ANC leaders meet to decide on President Jacob Zuma’s future

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in the ANC hope that removing Mr Zuma will boost its chances in 2019 elections Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says […]