Caf U-turn on admitting Zanzibar

Zanzibar were only admitted as a Confederation of African Football member in March Zanzibar has had its membership of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) rescinded just four months after the island was accepted as a member. Caf president Ahmad said Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, should never have been admitted as the body’s […]

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

Image copyright Bert Duplessis/Fish Eagle Safaris Image caption Xanda was reportedly shot on a trophy hunt Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son has met a similar sad end. Xanda, a six-year-old lion with several young cubs, was shot dead on 7 July. He […]

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

Image copyright AFP Image caption Congo is a top copper and cobalt producer More than 20% of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining revenue is being lost due to corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group says. According to a Global Witness report, the money is being distributed through corrupt networks linked to President Joseph Kabila. […]

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, ‘killed by hunter’ in Zimbabwe

Image copyright Bert Duplessis/Fish Eagle Safaris Image caption Xanda was reportedly shot on a trophy hunt Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son may have met a similar sad end. Xanda, a six-year-old lion with several young cubs, was reportedly shot on a trophy […]

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters and police clashed in several cities across Venezuela Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly. Clashes between police and protesters killed at least three people. More than 300 others […]

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Media captionCafe-goers scrambled to get out into the open as the earthquake struck A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US […]

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Forensic experts in Spain have exhumed the body of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to extract DNA to settle a paternity case. Samples were taken from the artist’s teeth, bones and […]

Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo resigns, reports say

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are suspicions that Russia interfered in favour of Mr Trump in last year’s election The spokesman for US President Donald Trump’s personal legal team has resigned, media reports say. Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling […]

Justine Damond’s death ‘should not have happened’

Media captionIt’s the first news conference Police Chief Janee Harteau has held since the fatal shooting The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer “should not have happened”, the city’s police chief has said. Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, was shot when she approached a police car after reporting a suspected […]

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Image copyright Twitter/DC Police Department Image caption Washington’s police posted fliers of the missing teenagers on its Twitter account Six teenagers from Burundi taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been reported missing, police say. Four boys and two girls – aged from 16 to 18 – disappeared during the First Global […]

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