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South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates in the race are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote on who will succeed President Jacob Zuma as its leader. The main contenders are the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s […]

South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates in the race are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote on who will succeed President Jacob Zuma as its leader. The main contenders are the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s […]

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuma said his ANC party was at a “crossroads” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to stop infighting as it decides who will next lead the party. Mr Zuma warned the future of the ANC was under threat, with South Africans “not […]

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The main candidates are the current deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s ex-wife. Whoever wins […]

Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes. Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of crimes including the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s […]

Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes. Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of crimes including the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s […]

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar for wearing hijab

Image copyright Alamy A Nigerian law graduate has been denied her call to the bar after insisting on wearing a hijab during the ceremony. Amasa Firdaus was refused entry into the hall at the law school at the University of Ilorin where the ceremony took place. She refused to remove her hijab, insisting instead on […]

Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes. Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of crimes including the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s […]

The trials of Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is about to find out who will replace him as leader of the ANC. It could soon be the end of an era for a man whose rule has split his country down the middle. Tap HERE to read more: Image copyright Getty Images The trials of Jacob Zuma

Senegal air traffic control strike at new Dakar airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The airport was opened by the Senegalese president last week Flights at the new Dakar international airport in Senegal have been disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike, just a week after it opened. The 24-hour strike, which began at midnight GMT on Thursday, is about working conditions. Hundreds of […]