Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Image copyright AP Image caption Doctors say they need better pay and equipment Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive […]

Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Turkish referendum next month would expand Mr Erdogan’s powers The Turkish foreign ministry has rejected a call by top EU officials to show restraint in a row with the Netherlands over political campaigning. It described as “worthless” an appeal by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU […]

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Image copyright Mohamed Deeq – SBC Image caption The Sri Lankan-flagged tanker was sailing to Mogadishu An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years. The ship sent a distress signal on Monday evening, saying it was being […]

Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

Image copyright Offbeat Safaris Image caption Tristan Voorspuy was in the British army for six years A suspect in the murder of British rancher Tristan Voorspuy in the Laikipia region of northern Kenya has appeared in court. Samson Lokayi, 40, was arrested on Sunday. He did not submit a plea because he does not understand […]

Niger’s opposition leader Hama Amadou jailed in absentia

Niger’s opposition leader Hama Amadou jailed in absentia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hama Amadou’s lawyers argue that the criminal proceedings against him are politically motivated A court in Niger has sentenced main opposition leader Hama Amadou to a year in prison for child smuggling. Amadou stood against President Mahamadou Issoufou in elections in March. He is now in exile in France and […]

Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide: Search for survivors

Media captionPolice and rescuers at the site of the rubbish landslide Rescue workers are searching for survivors of a landslide that has killed 62 people at a vast dump in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Officials say the death toll for the Saturday night landslide at the Koshe landfill is likely to rise. A resident said […]

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says. Michael Sharp, a US man, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish woman, were taken by unknown assailants on Sunday, according to a UN official. The pair were taken along with four Congolese support staff into the forest near the village of […]

South Africa baby ‘abduction’: Mother and lover arrested

South Africa baby ‘abduction’: Mother and lover arrested

Image copyright South African Police Service Image caption Siwaphiwe Mbambo appeared to have been abducted when her mother’s car was taken in Durban The mother of the baby whose alleged abduction sparked a national manhunt in South Africa has been arrested. One-month-old Siwaphiwe Mbambo was found alive and well around midnight on Saturday. The mother […]

Commonwealth Games: Durban will not host in 2022

Commonwealth Games: Durban will not host in 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games was to be the first time the event has been held in Africa The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa, the BBC understands. It is believed the city did not meet the criteria set by the Commonwealth Games Federation and an announcement is expected later […]

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari resumes work after medical leave

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari resumes work after medical leave

Image copyright Buhari/Twitter Image caption This photo posted on Mr Buhari’s official Twitter feed shows him back at his desk Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed his duties three days after returning home from a medical leave abroad. As required by the constitution, Mr Buhari has written to MPs to say he is back in […]

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