Ivory Coast mutiny: Government announces deal with soldiers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rebel soldier spokesmen told Reuters there was no deal The Ivory Coast government says it has reached a deal with soldiers involved in a four-day revolt over pay. Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi appeared on state TV to announce a settlement had been reached. But only minutes later two spokesmen for […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: Shooting in Abidjan, Bouaké and other cities

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mutinous soldiers say they are not prepared to negotiate Mutinous soldiers have opened fire in four big cities in Ivory Coast, defying a government order to lay down their weapons. Shots rang out near the presidential palace in the main city, Abidjan, the second city, Bouaké, and in cities […]

Kenyan pupils protest after Nairobi school demolished

Kenyan pupils protest after Nairobi school demolished

Image copyright MOSES MUOKI/CAPITAL FM Image caption The demonstration ended peacefully Primary schoolchildren have used their desks to block a major road in Kenya’s capital Nairobi after their school was demolished. The Kenyatta Golf Course Academy was knocked down at the weekend following a land dispute. They were joined by their parents and teachers as […]

South African Generations star Mandla Hlatshwayo killed

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Mandla Hlatshwayo’s father was also killed trying to stop a robbery South Africans are paying tribute to a former actor on popular local TV series Generations who was killed during a mugging on Sunday night. Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend were shot after confronting a group of men who had […]

Ivory Coast: Army launches operation ‘to restore order’ after mutiny

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mutinous soldiers took control of Bouaké, the second-largest city Ivory Coast’s military says it has launched an operation to “restore order” after three consecutive days of protests by mutinous soldiers. The soldiers took to the streets in several cities over a pay dispute and blocked off the second largest […]

Ivory Coast: Soldiers cut off second city Bouaké

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rebellious soldiers took up positions near the military’s headquarters in Abidjan on Friday Angry soldiers have blocked off access to Bouaké, the second largest city in the Ivory Coast, as a revolt over a pay dispute continues. One of the uprising’s leaders said the soldiers were “ready to fight” […]

Ransomware infects computers worldwide

Ransomware infects computers worldwide

Image copyright Webroot Image caption The ransomware has been identified as WannaCry – here shown in a safe environment on a security researcher’s computer A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by […]

FBI chief sacking: White House denies Comey loyalty pledge

Media captionDid President Trump threaten the former FBI director in a tweet? The White House has denied reports that President Donald Trump asked fired FBI Director James Comey to pledge loyalty to him. Press secretary Sean Spicer rejected US media reports that the president sounded out Mr Comey at a private White House dinner in […]

Venezuela protests: Elderly clash with police in opposition march

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “No more repression” reads a banner held during the “Grandparents March” in Caracas Thousands of elderly Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas and other cities to protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro amid a worsening economic crisis. Police blocked access to a main road in the capital […]

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak hit West Africa in 2014-2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified […]

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