Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

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 […]

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Media captionMelania Trump: “I want to help reunite children with their families” The fate of hundreds of undocumented children taken from parents remains unclear a day after President Donald Trump moved to roll back his policy. He ordered on Wednesday that the children be held with their parents while they are detained on charges of […]

US court backs states over web sales tax

US court backs states over web sales tax

Image copyright Getty Images The top court in the US has ruled that states can force online companies to collect sales tax from their customers. Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The Supreme Court said the physical presence rule was “unsound and incorrect”. The 5-4 […]

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Ghanaian denied UK visa to save sister’s life

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

2018 Fifa World Cup: Why aren’t black managers invited to the party?

2018 Fifa World Cup: Why aren’t black managers invited to the party?

Aliou Cisse of Senegal is the only black manager at the Russia 2018 World Cup The Senegal national football team has attracted worldwide attention in Russia in the past few days and it wasn’t just because they’ve had the only win, so far, for an African nation at the World Cup – a 2-1 victory […]

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff ‘used local prostitutes’

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff ‘used local prostitutes’

Media captionWhistleblowers tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the behaviour was widespread Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread. One said a senior colleague said it was possible to barter medication in exchange […]