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Friday, February 23, 2018
The father of a boy who was hidden inside a suitcase in an attempt to smuggle him into Europe has been allowed to walk free from court. Adou was just eight years old when a shocked border official spotted his figure – crushed into the fetal position – on...
The Coalition of opposition parties in Togo have suspended all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma out of office. This was part of a communique’ issued after a meeting between President Akufo-Addo of Ghana and the Coalition of the opposition parties as...
Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, shooting and setting off explosives. Alerted by the noise, staff and...
The motorcade of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila was involved in an accident in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, on Sunday, leaving one person dead and another seriously injured. The accident happened on Leopards Hill road following the alleged failure by police to clear the route for Mr...
A pilot made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly refused to stop passing gas. Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger reportedly asked the man to stop, but he refused and continued to break wind aboard the Transavia Airlines flight from...
Two new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa. Their digital content is mainly aimed at audiences who use mobile phones. Igbo is primarily spoken in south-east Nigeria and Yoruba in the south-west, as...
Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described as very depressing news of the continuing and deepening crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is leading to the massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. According to the President, it brings into sharp relief the urgent necessity...
Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down in the Zagros mountains of central Iran. The Red Crescent has deployed a search and rescue team...
New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy...