Migrant families separation poster girl not taken from mum

Migrant families separation poster girl not taken from mum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The image stoked outrage over the Trump administration’s policy A little girl who became the public face of US migrant family separations was not taken away from her mother at the US border, says her father. A photograph of the Honduran toddler sobbing in a pink jacket was snapped […]

BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

Image copyright Getty Images The car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning of the adverse consequences of Brexit. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK. Earlier, Airbus, which employs 14,000 […]

Activists raped after performing street play

Activists raped after performing street play

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jharkhand has been in the spotlight after three teenagers were raped and burnt alive Five Indian anti-trafficking activists performing a street play were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police have confirmed. The women were forced into cars and raped in a “secluded area”, police told […]

Ethiopia’s Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Ethiopia’s Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibelta Image caption The Ginbot 7 has been inspired by the reforms undertaken by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed An Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government. The Ginbot 7 movement said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms had given them hope that “genuine democracy” may be “a […]

World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Media playback is not supported on this device Ahmed Musa fires Nigeria into lead Ahmed Musa scored both goals as Nigeria swept aside World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised with one round of games to go. The Super Eagles would have gone out with defeat but came good in Volgograd. Musa […]

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Media captionBoris Becker: “I believed the documents they were giving me must be right” Former tennis champion Boris Becker has told the BBC he has a genuine diplomatic passport issued by the Central African Republic (CAR), despite CAR officials saying it is fake. Lawyers for Mr Becker say he is immune from bankruptcy proceedings in […]

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Image copyright Getty Images Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”. AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between […]

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Akon to build ‘real Wakanda’ in Senegal

Image copyright Getty Images Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”. AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between […]

Femicide in South Africa: Three women killed every day

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Joseph Mbilinyi takes Tanzania to court over rap song ban

Joseph Mbilinyi takes Tanzania to court over rap song ban

Image copyright JOSEPH MBILINYI Image caption Joseph Mbilinyi was sentenced to five months in jail for allegedly defaming the president. Tanzanian MP Joseph Mbilinyi says he will sue the government for banning his rap song about the state of prisons. Basata, the Kiswahili acronym for the country’s arts council, banned the song for using words […]