Angola VP Manuel Vicente ‘to face Portugal corruption charges’

Angola VP Manuel Vicente ‘to face Portugal corruption charges’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Manuel Vicente was tipped by some to be Angola’s next president Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to […]

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from the chaos of a civil war Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) […]

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

Image caption The rand has plunged in value over the past five years Local and international banks have been accused of rigging the price of South Africa’s currency, the rand, by the country’s competition watchdog. Global giants Barclays, JP Morgan and HSBC are among 17 banks named as part of the two-year investigation. Banks colluded, […]

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Guinea international Florentin Pogba admits his mother will find it difficult to watch him take on younger brother Paul in the Europa League. On Thursday, Florentin’s St Etienne play the first leg of their last-32 tie at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. “It’s not going to be easy for her but at the same time what […]

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Kabila’s opponents have accused him of delaying the election in order to remain in power The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said […]

Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

Image copyright Composite of images from Reuters, AP and EPA Image caption Former Trump aides Michael Flynn, Carter Page and Paul Manafort are under scrutiny for their alleged links with Russia President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and […]

Kim Jong-nam death: North Korea asks for return of body

Kim Jong-nam death: North Korea asks for return of body

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysian police have been hunting for suspects in connection with the mysterious death on Monday North Korea has asked Malaysia for the body of a man believed to be leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. Kim Jong-nam is thought to have been poisoned as he waited to board a flight in the […]

Leptospirosis kills one and strikes two others in New York

Leptospirosis kills one and strikes two others in New York

Image copyright iStock Image caption Rats are a common sight in New York City, but disease outbreaks are rare One person has died and two others have been stricken by an outbreak of leptospirosis – a rare bacterial infection commonly spread by rat urine. New York City health officials have identified the cases – all […]

Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato

Media captionWhere did Gen James Mattis get his nickname “Mad Dog”? The new US defence secretary has told Nato members that Washington will “moderate its commitment” to the alliance if they do not increase their spending on defence. James Mattis’s comments repeat President Donald Trump’s demand that members raise their spending to meet a target […]

Trump pledges ‘great’ Mideast peace deal

Trump pledges ‘great’ Mideast peace deal

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he will work very hard to deliver a “great” peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. After his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr Trump told his visitor both sides would have to make compromises. Mr Trump also said Israel and the […]