Didier Drogba: Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner

Didier Drogba: Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner

Media playback is not supported on this device Drogba to own and play for US club Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has joined United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising as a player and co-owner. Drogba, 39, has not played since leaving Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact in November. He will start […]

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Image copyright Gabriel Lio Image caption New fossils found in 2015 help fill gaps in our knowledge of how Teleocrater looked One of the earliest relatives of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators, a study suggests. Many palaeontologists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like, as the fossil […]

Dortmund ignored over match change – coach

Dortmund ignored over match change – coach

Some Dortmund fans protested against the rescheduling of their game against Monaco Borussia Dortmund felt “completely ignored” over the rescheduling of their Champions League game against Monaco, says manager Thomas Tuchel. Dortmund lost 3-2 in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an attack on their bus caused the […]

Zambia police charge Hichilema over motorcade clash

Zambia police charge Hichilema over motorcade clash

Media captionHow road rage led to treason charge in Zambia Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason after allegedly obstructing the presidential motorcade. Mr Hichilema’s convoy allegedly refused to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s convoy on Sunday, while travelling to a ceremony. A confrontation erupted between the two convoys, as […]

Boko Haram ‘plot to attack UK and US embassies foiled’

Boko Haram ‘plot to attack UK and US embassies foiled’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria Nigeria’s spy agency says it thwarted a plot by militant Islamist group Boko Haram to attack the UK and US embassies in the capital Abuja. Six people were arrested last month in connection with the plot, the Department of […]

South Africa mourns the death of Ontlametse Phalatse

South Africa mourns the death of Ontlametse Phalatse

Image copyright Kopano Tlape Flickr Image caption Jacob Zuma called Ontlametse Phalatse a “brave young fighter” A woman who captured the hearts of many South Africans for her brave battle against premature aging disorder progeria has died aged 18. Doctors had said Ontlametse Phalatse would not make it past the age of 14. President Jacob […]

Somali security forces ‘rescue sailors’ from Indian ship

Somali security forces ‘rescue sailors’ from Indian ship

Media captionIs piracy returning to Somalia? Somali security forces have rescued eight sailors who were kidnapped by pirates, an official says. The pirates hijacked the Indian cargo ship last month, seizing the 10-man crew and holding them for ransom. Security forces freed the vessel and two of the crew on Monday. The pirates escaped with […]

British Rwanda ‘plot’ woman Violette Uwamahoro back in UK

British Rwanda ‘plot’ woman Violette Uwamahoro back in UK

Image copyright Uwamahoro Image caption Mrs Uwamahoro was reunited with her husband and two children who were vocal in favour of release A pregnant British woman from Leeds who was arrested in Rwanda on suspicion of plotting to undermine President Paul Kagame is back in the UK. Violette Uwamahoro was granted bail last month by […]

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Windows were broken and tyres burst in the blasts Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Player Marc […]

Nigeria road safety commander cut hair of female employees

Nigeria road safety commander cut hair of female employees

Image copyright FRSC Rivers State/Facebook Image caption An aide to President Buhari said the haircuts were “a humiliation of women” Nigeria’s road safety organisation has disciplined a senior commander after he was filmed punishing female employees by cutting off their long hair. Photos showing the male commander taking a pair of scissors to the women’s […]