Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Image copyright Reuters Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. And he said he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day.” He paid tribute […]






Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp in 2013 A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly light”. Ms Steenkamp’s parents were “emotional” as they watched […]






Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to a hero’s welcome Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president – who returned from exile on Wednesday – will be inaugurated at Harare’s […]






San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Relatives of the crew have been leaving messages at the Mar del Plata naval base Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected. The “abnormal, singular, short, violent, […]






Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has also gathered evidence of slavery in Libya Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned […]






Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Incoming new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” but analysts say rescuing Zimbabwe’s economy is a huge challenge Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too […]






Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one […]






Angola purge ‘hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao’

Angola purge ‘hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angolan President Joao Lourenco is known by his nickname “JLo” A purge of high-level officials in Angola by new President Joao Lourenco has been hailed as a victory by those campaigning for change in the country. His sacking this week of the police boss and intelligence chief follows the dismissal […]






Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Image copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video An Egyptian singer has reportedly been detained for a week after she appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested by Egyptian police […]






Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to create jobs after returning from exile to take over from Robert Mugabe. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,” he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Some estimates say 90% of Zimbabweans are […]






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