August 16th, 2019

Liberian senator cuts his own salary

Outspoken Liberian opposition politician Abraham Darius Dillion, who has become the newest member of the senate after defeating the candidate of President George Weah in […]
August 16th, 2019

Nigerian teenager stages own kidnap for party money

Police in the Nigerian city of Jos are investigating the circumstances of how a 15-year-old boy staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from […]
August 16th, 2019

Nuns jamming to Nicki Minaj’s song goes viral

American singer and rapper Nicki Minaj shared a video on social media where Roman sisters were seen jamming to her yet-to-be-released song. The interesting thing […]
August 16th, 2019

Stormzy funding two more Cambridge University places

Grime star Stormzy has announced he will fund the university costs of two more Cambridge students. Stormzy will also continue to cover costs for the […]
August 16th, 2019

Macron urges mayors to perpetuate the memory of African fighters of WWII

French President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the ‘heroes’ of the Allied landings on the Mediterrranean coast 75 years ago, praising in particular the […]
August 16th, 2019

Duchess of Sussex’s TV drama Suits jokes about her royal role

The Duchess of Sussex’s old TV show Suits has made a cheeky quip about her new role as a royal. Meghan shot to fame as […]
August 16th, 2019

Car dealers welcome withdrawal of luxury vehicle tax

Dealers in luxury vehicles in Accra have welcomed government’s decision to suspend the luxury vehicle tax, saying it would help revive their business which went […]
August 16th, 2019

Egypt outrage as Aids patient expelled from hospital

Egyptian officials are investigating the forced removal from hospital of a man who had been diagnosed with Aids. The case, in the northern region of […]
August 16th, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel Live! fined $395,000 over presidential alert skit

ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been fined $395,000 (£326,000) for mimicking a presidential alert on the programme, a US regulator announced. The show […]
August 16th, 2019

Boy, 15, stages own kidnap, demands N500,000 ransom to celebrate graduation

15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded N500,000 as a ransom. The suspect, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, said: “I […]
August 16th, 2019

Cathay Pacific boss Rupert Hogg quits

The chief executive of Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, has resigned in the wake of the protests in Hong Kong. Paul Loo is also leaving as […]
August 16th, 2019

R. Kelly misses court hearing in Chicago after ‘refusing transport’

Singer R. Kelly has missed a court hearing, with prosecutors claiming he “refused transport” from jail. The R&B star was due at a pre-trial hearing […]
August 16th, 2019

Zimbabwe protests: Opposition MDC backs down after police ban

Zimbabwe’s main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, […]
August 16th, 2019

Jailed Saudi activist rejects deal to deny torture for release, says family

Jailed Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a release deal that would have granted her freedom in exchange for denying that she was […]
August 16th, 2019

Zimbabwe protests: Opposition vows to defy police ban on rally

Zimbabwe’s main opposition group has said it will hold anti-government protests in the capital Harare, in defiance of a police ban. The opposition Movement for […]
August 16th, 2019

Chelsea condemn racist abuse towards striker Abraham

Chelsea have condemned “abhorrent posts” aimed at Tammy Abraham after the club’s Super Cup defeat by Liverpool in Istanbul. Striker Abraham, 21, was targeted on […]
August 16th, 2019

Top Jewish leader slams Israel’s ban of Omar, Tlaib

The leader of America’s largest Jewish denomination is criticizing Israel’s decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of […]
August 16th, 2019

Zimbabwe protests: Opposition MDC backs down after police ban

Zimbabwe’s main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, […]
August 16th, 2019

Rwandan opposition member missing for 30 days

The wife of a Rwandan opposition party member who disappeared 30 days ago has told the BBC she has lost hope of finding her husband. […]
August 16th, 2019

R Kelly misses court hearing in Chicago after ‘refusing transport’

Singer R. Kelly has missed a court hearing, with prosecutors claiming he “refused transport” from jail. The R&B star was due at a pre-trial hearing […]
August 16th, 2019

French ‘Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper with banner urging peace

A French climber known as “Spiderman” has scaled a Hong Kong skyscraper, and put up a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political […]
August 16th, 2019

Revealed: How Huawei helped Museveni spy on Bobi Wine

An investigation by Wall Street Journal claims Huawei technicians helped authorities in Uganda to intercept encrypted messages to penetrate a WhatsApp chat group in which […]
August 15th, 2019

Recession fears prompt selling in global stock markets

Global stock markets fell around the world as concerns about the US-China trade war and the global economy prompted investors to dump shares. The three […]
August 15th, 2019

Russian Airbus makes emergency landing in corn field

A Russian Airbus with more than 230 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in a corn field outside Moscow on Thursday […]
August 15th, 2019

‘No suspicion of foul play’ in Franco-Irish teen’s death: Malaysian police

A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort died from internal bleeding due to starvation and stress, and there is no suspicion […]
August 15th, 2019

Trump says if China wants trade deal, it must first ‘work humanely with Hong Kong’

President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: “Of course China wants to […]
August 15th, 2019

Gibraltar court to decide fate of seized Iranian tanker

Gibraltar’s Supreme Court was to decide on Thursday whether an Iranian oil tanker seized last month near the tiny British territory can be held longer […]
August 15th, 2019

Film claims group plotted to infect black Africans with HIV

A plot by white mercenaries to spread HIV through black South Africa via a phony vaccination program: it sounds like the stuff of pulp spy […]
August 15th, 2019

UK’s Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote, proposes ‘temporary government’ to delay Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has urged rebel lawmakers in the ruling Conservatives to help block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down PM Boris Johnson’s administration […]
August 15th, 2019

Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima to lead UNAids

Ugandan Winnie Byanyima, who heads UK charity Oxfam, has been appointed as the next executive director of UNAids. “Ms Byanyima brings a wealth of experience […]
August 15th, 2019

Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz: Jr: Champion wants New York not Saudi Arabia to host

Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he has not signed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia and hopes their rematch is in […]
August 15th, 2019

PSG reject Barcelona, Real Madrid bids for Neymar

Barcelona and Real Madrid have made unsuccessful offers for Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, says BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague. Neymar’s former club Barcelona are […]
August 15th, 2019

In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State […]
August 15th, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

US President Donald Trump has suggested a “personal meeting” with China’s President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet […]
August 15th, 2019

Nigeria Shia leader ‘suffering from lead poisoning’

The leader of Nigeria’s banned Shia Muslim group, who is in India for medical treatment under police protection, is suffering for lead and cadmium poisoning […]
August 15th, 2019

Sudan’s ex-spy chief banned from the US

The former head of the Sudanese intelligence service, Salah Gosh, has been banned from entering the United States because of his alleged involvement in human […]