Roses and champagne on Eritrea peace flight

Roses and champagne on Eritrea peace flight

Image copyright AFP Roses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years. Ethiopian Airlines said its “bird of peace” flew to Eritrea, after the end of the “state of war”. “I am in cloud nine,” flight captain Yosef Hailu told the BBC. Relatives and […]

Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series

Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series

Image copyright Marvel Image caption The new comic series will debut in October Marvel has announced a new comic book series about Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, a scientific genius and princess of the mythical nation of Wakanda. It debuts in October and will be written by author Nnedi Okorafor and artwork by Leonardo Romero. The […]

Nelson Mandela: Why some young South Africans think he ‘sold out’

One hundred years after the birth of Nelson Mandela, racial inequality in South Africa is still a major issue. Some young people have begun to reassess his legacy, calling him a “sell-out”. The BBC went to Nelson Mandela Bridge in central Johannesburg to ask young South Africans for their views of the anti-apartheid icon. Nelson […]

Trump-Putin summit: US president reverses remark on Russia meddling

Trump-Putin summit: US president reverses remark on Russia meddling

Media captionDonald Trump: “I realised that there was a need for some clarification…” US President Donald Trump has said he accepts US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election – despite declining to do so just a day ago. He said he had misspoken on Monday and had meant to say he […]

Barack Obama condemns disregard for facts

Barack Obama condemns disregard for facts

Media captionBarack Obama: “You have to believe in facts” Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at “strongman politics” and politicians’ disregard for the facts. His comments are seen as thinly veiled criticism of the current US administration’s use of what has been described as […]

Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

Media captionBarack Obama: “You have to believe in facts” Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at “strongman politics” and politicians’ disregard for the facts. His comments are seen as thinly veiled criticism of the current US administration’s use of what has been described as […]

IS fighters’ orphaned children stranded in Libya

When the Islamic State group was pushed out of its Libyan stronghold in the city of Sirte nearly two years ago, the children of some foreign IS fighters were left behind. Some have returned to their home countries, but more than 20 orphans, most of them from neighbouring Egypt, are still stranded in the Libyan […]

IS fighters’ orphaned children stranded in Libya

When the Islamic State group was pushed out of its Libyan stronghold in the city of Sirte nearly two years ago, the children of some foreign IS fighters were left behind. Some have returned to their home countries, but more than 20 orphans, most of them from neighbouring Egypt, are still stranded in the Libyan […]

Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea’s embassy

Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea’s embassy

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibeltal/BBC Image caption This furniture was used by the last Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia two decades ago Dust-covered furniture, cars and even beer bottles have been revealed as Eritrea officially opens its embassy’s doors in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the first time since 1998, when the two countries went to war. […]

Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea’s embassy

Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea’s embassy

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibeltal/BBC Image caption This furniture was used by the last Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia two decades ago Dust-covered furniture, cars and even beer bottles have been revealed as Eritrea officially opens its embassy’s doors in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the first time since 1998, when the two countries went to war. […]

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