Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. Zanu-PF […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

At least 15 people have been killed and several others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a private local charity. Some reports indicate that up to 40 people were injured in […]

Morocco food stampede ‘kills 15 and wounds five’

Morocco food stampede ‘kills 15 and wounds five’

At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being distributed by a private charity. Some reports indicate that up to 40 people were injured in the crush. Local media […]

Morocco food stampede ‘leaves 15 dead’

Morocco food stampede ‘leaves 15 dead’

At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to […]

Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet Signals have been detected that are thought to have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board, officials say. The defence ministry is now trying to trace the location of the […]

Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president and first lady met the party’s youth league in October – but it, like many others, turned against them Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Media captionZimbabweans rallied to celebrate the army’s takeover of the country Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet the army chief amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on […]

Zimbabwe crowds rejoice as they demand end to Mugabe rule

Media captionThe BBC’s Anne Soy spoke to jubilant protesters in Harare. Thousands of people have celebrated the army takeover in Zimbabwe and urged President Robert Mugabe to step down. They tore pictures of Mr Mugabe and marched to his office and residence. The army intervened on Wednesday, days after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, signalling […]

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has gathered evidence of slavery in Libya The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned […]