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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 […]

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 […]

UK racist jailed for attacking Somali woman

UK racist jailed for attacking Somali woman

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption David Gallacher was described by the judge as a “shabby racist” and a “thug” A “shabby racist” who repeatedly kicked a pregnant Muslim woman, resulting in her losing her unborn baby, has been jailed for almost four years. David Gallacher, 37, of no fixed address, attacked Samsam Haji-Ali, […]

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 […]

$5 solar light designed for Africa

$5 solar light designed for Africa

Image copyright Inventid A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world’s most affordable solar lamp. Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African countries. It was developed in collaboration with China’s Yingli and charity Solar Aid. […]

Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

Media captionEmotions – whether tears or laughter – ran high at the reunion A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in […]

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those killed were from the Libyan National Army, seen in action in this file photo Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to […]