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Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Image copyright TB Big Game Hounds Image caption Mr Botha’s website showcases various animals he had hunted across his career A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa. The Netwerk24 website said an elephant cow stormed a group headed by Theunis Botha […]

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

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

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 […]

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Image copyright TB Big Game Hounds Image caption Mr Botha’s website showcases various animals he had hunted across his career A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa. The Netwerk24 website said an elephant cow stormed a group headed by Theunis Botha […]

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

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

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 […]

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Image copyright TB Big Game Hounds Image caption Mr Botha’s website showcases various animals he had hunted across his career A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa. The Netwerk24 website said an elephant cow stormed a group headed by Theunis Botha […]

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