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SA cricket captain charged with ball tampering

SA cricket captain charged with ball tampering

Faf du Plessis has played 33 Tests South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering in the second Test win over Australia in Hobart. Video footage appears to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet. Du Plessis was charged for breaching level two of […]

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Image caption Baraka Elias is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania A Tanzanian man has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall. However, doctors […]

Mozambique: Scores killed in fuel truck blast

Mozambique: Scores killed in fuel truck blast

At least 73 people have been killed in a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique, officials say. A government statement said people had been trying to take petrol from the truck when it exploded in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near the border with Malawi. More than 100 others were injured, some of them […]

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Image caption Baraka Elias is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania A Tanzanian man has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall. However, doctors […]

Dozens killed in Mozambique fuel truck blast

Dozens killed in Mozambique fuel truck blast

Image caption The explosion happened in Tete province near the border with Malawi More than 70 people have been killed in a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique, government officials say. Some reports suggest the death toll may be as high as 73, and 110 people have suffered burns. It happened in Tete province near the […]

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Tanzanian Baraka Elias ‘too tall’ for hip surgery

Image caption Baraka Elias is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania A Tanzanian man has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall. However, doctors […]

Tunisian victims of abuse speak on TV in reconciliation move

Tunisian victims of abuse speak on TV in reconciliation move

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tunisians ousted former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 Tunisians who suffered abuse under decades of authoritarian rule have been airing their grievances live on TV. Thursday night’s event, run by the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission, aims to ease tensions arising from past abuses. More than 62,000 incidents, […]

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victor Mlotshwa says he was walking home when he was kidnapped and assaulted A black South African man who was allegedly forced into a coffin by two white farmers for trespassing says he was scared for his life. Victor Mlotshwa was speaking outside court in the north-eastern town of Middelburg […]

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victor Mlotshwa says he was walking home when he was kidnapped and assaulted A black South African man who was allegedly forced into a coffin by two white farmers for trespassing says he was scared for his life. Victor Mlotshwa was speaking outside court in the north-eastern town of Middelburg […]

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

South Africa ‘racist’ coffin victim ‘scared for his life’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victor Mlotshwa says he was walking home when he was kidnapped and assaulted A black South African man who was allegedly forced into a coffin by two white farmers for trespassing says he was scared for his life. Victor Mlotshwa was speaking outside court in the north-eastern town of Middelburg […]