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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe has said he is not losing sleep over the coalition Two of Zimbabwe’s best known opposition figures have agreed to form an alliance against President Robert Mugabe. Long-time Mugabe critic Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru say they will work together in next year’s election. However, it […]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Media captionInside the Nigerian flat full of cash Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into […]

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Much of northern Nigeria is governed by Islamic law, or Sharia Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. […]

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nile crocodiles lurk almost totally submerged in the water as they lie in wait for passing prey DNA tests on the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe have confirmed that it contains the remains of a missing South African hunter, an investigator has told the BBC. Scott […]

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Image copyright Saifee hospital Image caption Eman Abd El Aty now weighs 250kg, half of what she was believed to weigh when she arrived in Mumbai An Indian hospital treating an Egyptian woman, believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, says she has lost 250kg (550lbs) after surgery. Eman Abd El Aty’s family said […]

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe has said he is not losing sleep over the coalition Two of Zimbabwe’s best known opposition figures have agreed to form an alliance against President Robert Mugabe. Long-time Mugabe critic Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru say they will work together in next year’s election. However, it […]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Media captionInside the Nigerian flat full of cash Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into […]

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Much of northern Nigeria is governed by Islamic law, or Sharia Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. […]

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Mujuru in anti-Mugabe alliance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe, 93, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980 Two of Zimbabwe’s best known opposition figures have agreed to form an alliance against President Robert Mugabe. Long-time Mugabe critic Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru say they will work together in next year’s election. However, […]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Media captionInside the Nigerian flat full of cash Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into […]