Zamalek fans demand chairman quits after forfeited match

Zamalek fans demand chairman quits after forfeited match

Mortada Mansour has been a controversial chairman at Zamalek Zamalek fans are demanding chairman Mortada Mansour quits after the club failed to honour a postponed fixture on Sunday. The Egypt Football Association (EFA) has awarded the points to Al Makasa, who arrived to play the game. The EFA has added that it will also deduct […]

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Lake Malawi boat disaster: ‘Man held on to bag of flour’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lake Malawi is one of the biggest lakes in Africa A 67-year-old man has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour after the boat he was on capsized on Lake Malawi. Graciam Kondowe was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the boat overturned […]

Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins vote to expand presidential powers

Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins vote to expand presidential powers

Media captionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “Decision made by the Turkish public is a historic moment” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. With 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board […]

MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

Media captionThe moment the MOAB bomb struck the IS cave and tunnel system The top US military commander in Afghanistan says the decision to use a powerful bomb in the country was based purely on tactical considerations. Gen John Nicholson said the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat had been […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police guarded the hotel the Borussia Dortmund team were staying in after the attack Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab

US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 1993 downing of two helicopters shocked the US The US says it is sending dozens of troops to Somalia to train forces fighting Islamist group al-Shabab. This is the first time regular US troops have been deployed in Somalia since 1994, although some counter-terrorism advisers are already there. President […]

Tanzania police killed in highway ambush

Tanzania police killed in highway ambush

At least eight police officers have been killed by unknown gunmen in a late-night roadside ambush in Tanzania, according to the president’s office. The police were attacked while driving from patrols back to Bungu village, 110km (70 miles) south of the main city Dar es Salaam, local media report. Police say they pursued the bandits […]

The Nigerian woman standing up to Boko Haram

It has been three years since more than 270 girls were abducted from the dormitory of a secondary school in Nigeria by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Most of the girls from the town of Chibok are still missing. BBC Hausa‚Äôs Jimeh Saleh met one woman who has joined one of the vigilante groups trying […]

Eurovision Song Contest: Russia pulls out over Ukraine ban

Eurovision Song Contest: Russia pulls out over Ukraine ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia’s competitor Julia Samoilova performed in Crimea in 2015 Russian broadcaster Channel One will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest next month because the country’s competitor has been barred from host country Ukraine. The decision removes any chance of Russia competing this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said. Ukraine […]