South Africa’s Zuma: I’ve done nothing wrong

Media captionSouth Africa’s president Jacob Zuma: ‘They never provided a reason’ South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down. Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave him an ultimatum to resign by the end of the day or face a […]

South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

Image copyright EPA Image caption The family’s walled Johannesburg compound was subject to an early morning search by elite police South Africa’s elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation into so-called state capture continues. Three arrests have been made, including one Gupta brother, local media report. Police […]

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Image caption Baby Angel spent the first five months of her life in a private clinic A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held for months over an unpaid medical bill. Baby Angel’s mother told the BBC her milk had run dry after […]

Cape Town drought declared a ‘national disaster’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cape Town’s dams are now just 24.9% full South Africa has declared the drought which has seen Cape Town hurtling towards “Day Zero” a national disaster. The government made the announcement after reassessing the “magnitude and severity” of the three-year drought. It has badly affected three of the country’s nine […]

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009 South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign “for the sake of the country”. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power […]

Chibok girls kidnapper Haruna Yahaya jailed in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption The girls were taken from a school in Chibok, Borno state, in April 2014 A Nigerian court has jailed a Boko Haram militant involved in the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls. Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first member of the group to be sentenced for playing a part in […]

South African lions eat ‘poacher’, leaving just his head

Image copyright Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Image caption Local police said the lions ate almost all of the man’s body (file picture) A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say. The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend […]

South Africa: ANC ‘decides Zuma must go’

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Zuma’s time in office has been overshadowed by corruption allegations South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say. The reported decision to “recall” him followed marathon talks by senior party officials that […]

South Africa: ANC leaders expected to ask President Zuma to resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in the ANC hope that removing Mr Zuma will boost the party’s chances in the 2019 elections Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party is meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says […]

Ibrahim prize: Liberia’s Sirleaf wins African leadership prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Sirleaf is the first woman Ibrahim Laureate Liberia’s ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for African Leadership. Mrs Sirleaf, who stepped down last month, became Africa’s first elected female president in 2006. She was praised for her work rebuilding the nation after civil […]

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