Angola stadium stampede in Uige kills 17

Angola stadium stampede in Uige kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city of Uige, local officials say. Hundreds more were reported to have been injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to gain entry. Some of those who fell became trapped and suffocated at the venue on […]

War criminal Charles Taylor ‘phones allies from Durham prison’

War criminal Charles Taylor ‘phones allies from Durham prison’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, jailed for war crimes, is reported to have phoned political allies from inside a UK maximum security prison. A recording of the alleged call, in which he reportedly advises his party members on tactics, was obtained by Africa Confidential magazine. He […]

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Lost in translation: A video of the pair has been widely shared on social media A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after wrongly translating a tourist’s comments about the country and its people. In a widely circulated video clip, the guide says in Swahili that […]

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s president has declared the drought, which has affected as much as half the country, a national disaster. Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for international aid and said the government would increase food handouts to the most needy communities. Kenya’s Red Cross says 2.7 million people face starvation if more help is not provided. […]

War criminal Charles Taylor ‘phones allies from Durham prison’

War criminal Charles Taylor ‘phones allies from Durham prison’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, jailed for war crimes, is reported to have phoned political allies from inside a UK maximum security prison. A recording of the alleged call, in which he reportedly advises his party members on tactics, was obtained by Africa Confidential magazine. He […]

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Lost in translation: A video of the pair has been widely shared on social media A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after wrongly translating a tourist’s comments about the country and its people. In a widely circulated video clip, the guide says in Swahili that […]

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s president has declared the drought, which has affected as much as half the country, a national disaster. Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for international aid and said the government would increase food handouts to the most needy communities. Kenya’s Red Cross says 2.7 million people face starvation if more help is not provided. […]

South Africa Zuma: Violence at State of Nation address

Media captionFight in South Africa parliament during Zuma address Punches have been thrown in South Africa’s parliament as opposition MPs tried to disrupt the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. Members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF), all dressed in red, scuffled with security guards who ejected them from the […]

Ghana presidential fleet ‘missing 200 cars’

Ghana presidential fleet ‘missing 200 cars’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 of the government’s Toyota Prados could not be found Ghana’s new government is trying to track down more than 200 cars missing from the president’s office, a government spokesman has said. The ruling party counted the cars a month after taking power following victory in December’s […]

#Bidoungchallenge: Cameroon footballers bow to president

#Bidoungchallenge: Cameroon footballers bow to president

Image copyright AFP Image caption The president met the footballers to congratulate them for winning the Africa Cup of Nations tournament When footballers from Cameroon’s national team met their president after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, they saw how low they could bow while shaking his hand. They were taking part in the #BidoungChallenge, […]