Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to ‘moralise society’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and some say they cannot afford to marry Cohabiting couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to get married or face legal consequences. The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign “to moralise society”. A […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny – US media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jared Kushner (right) is a senior adviser to President Trump President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia investigation, US media report. Investigators believe he has significant information relevant to the inquiry, US officials told NBC News. The FBI is […]

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bomb attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Four policemen were killed at the same spot in a separate incident on Monday Five Kenyan policemen have been killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-eastern town of Liboi, near the border with Somalia. The attack happened almost at the exact spot where four officers were […]

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Media captionFootage showed rubber bullets and tear gas being used against some demonstrators Angry demonstrators in Brasilia have started a fire inside the ministry of agriculture and have damaged several other ministerial buildings. Brazilian authorities estimate around 35,000 are marching in the capital. Troops are being deployed to defend government buildings and there is a […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

Image copyright James Oatway Image caption Tuteria will take 15 to 30% commission for each paid lesson A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified tutors to students in their area and within […]

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012. He was due […]

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at about 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. The cause is unknown but PM Theresa May said her thoughts […]

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. […]

South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Western Cape is experiencing the worst drought in more than a century South Africa’s Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years. Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like […]