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Friday, February 23, 2018
More than 1,000 suspected Boko Haram militants will appear before judges in Nigeria today, as the largest mass trial in the country’s history resumes. The accused, some of whom have been held for years, are expected to be arraigned before the civilian courts at a military facility in central...
New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein. The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex. The lawsuit alleges Mr Weinstein abused female employees and made...
Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was...
Liberia’s ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the $5m (£3.6m) Mo 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 war and leading a process of reconciliation. The...
A Russian passenger plane has crashed after leaving Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with 71 people on board. The Saratov Airlines An-148 jet was en route to the city of Orsk in the Ural mountains, near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan, when it went down. All those on board are thought to...
An Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots ejected and parachuted to safety after the crash in northern Israel. They were taken to hospital. Israel said its aircraft, an F-16 jet, was...
Egypt has announced the country’s highest state of alert, following the launch of a major counter-terrorism operation. Earlier, the army said it was beginning operations in the Sinai peninsula, Nile Delta and Western Desert against Islamist militants. It has since closed the Rafah Crossing between Egypt and the Gaza...
Four Ugandan government officials have been suspended amid allegations of inflating refugee figures. According to the Guardian, the country’s commissioner for refugees Apollo Kazungu and three of his senior staff are being investigated for alleged collusion with the United Nations (UN) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The Ugandan...
A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing. The flight from Lagos to Abuja was taxiing on the runway when the emergency exit door came away. Dana Air denied that it was caused by a mechanical fault, and said...
A Rwandan preacher could be hauled before the country’s media regulator after calling women the source of all evil in a radio sermon. Seventh Day Adventist preacher Nicolas Niyibikora told listeners “women are out of God’s favour” during the broadcast on Amazing Grace radio in January, warning “there is...