Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Image caption North-West and South-West are Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been turned back on three months after they were cut off following protests. People were delighted when online access was restored in both regions on Thursday at 19:00 GMT, a BBC correspondent in Bamenda reports. Before the ban, […]

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris ‘terror attack’

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris ‘terror attack’

Media captionInterior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet: “A man jumped out and opened fire on the police vehicle” One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police […]

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nile crocodiles lurk almost totally submerged in the water as they lie in wait for passing prey DNA tests on the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe have confirmed that it contains the remains of a missing South African hunter, an investigator has told the BBC. Scott […]

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Image copyright Saifee hospital Image caption Eman Abd El Aty now weighs 250kg, half of what she was believed to weigh when she arrived in Mumbai An Indian hospital treating an Egyptian woman, believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, says she has lost 250kg (550lbs) after surgery. Eman Abd El Aty’s family said […]

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Much of northern Nigeria is governed by Islamic law, or Sharia Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. […]

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe, 93, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980 Two of Zimbabwe’s best known opposition figures have agreed to form an alliance against President Robert Mugabe. Long-time Mugabe critic Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru say they will work together in next year’s election. However, […]

Venezuela crisis: Teenager and woman shot dead at anti-government protests

Venezuela crisis: Teenager and woman shot dead at anti-government protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators want new elections and the release of opposition politicians At least two people have been shot dead in Venezuela in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A teenager died in the capital Caracas and a woman was killed in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border. Tens of […]

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

Image copyright AFP Emirates will reduce flights to five US cities from next month, after new security rules targeted travellers from the Middle East. The Dubai-based airline said the change was due to weaker demand for US travel. In March, the US banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabin luggage on flights […]

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A growing number of asylum seekers have been crossing illegally into Canada A Saskatchewan woman has been charged with human smuggling following a months-long cross-border investigation. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested and charged Michelle Omoruyi, 43, as part of an investigation into asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada. […]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Media captionInside the Nigerian flat full of cash Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into […]