Bearded Woman ‘Undressed by Kenya Police’

Bearded Woman ‘Undressed by Kenya Police’

A Kenyan woman has threatened to sue two police officers who she says harassed her by forcing her to undress so that they could confirm her gender after they spotted she had a beard, The Star newspaper reports. Teresiah Mumbi, who works as a matatu (minibus) tout, told local KTN TV on Thursday that the […]

Nigeria Troops ‘Rape Starving Women’

Nigeria Troops ‘Rape Starving Women’

Nigerian soldiers have raped women and girls who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International has said. Troops separated women from their husbands and raped them, sometimes in exchange for food, in refugee camps, the rights group added. Thousands of people have also starved to death in the camps in north-eastern […]

Kenyan Politicians Survive Bridge Collapse During Selfie

Kenyan Politicians Survive Bridge Collapse During Selfie

Two Kenyan politicians have escaped unhurt after a bridge collapsed, according to local media. Capital FM news site reports that Governor Alfred Mutua of Machakos county and Deputy Governor Joash Maangi of Kisii county were taking a selfie when the incident happened in Kisii, in western Kenya. Machakos governor Alfred Mutua was on a tour […]

Ghanaian Shoe Seller Vows To Bring Ex. Dictator Yahya Jammeh to Justice

Ghanaian Shoe Seller Vows To Bring Ex. Dictator Yahya Jammeh to Justice

A Ghanaian man is leading a campaign to bring The Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh to justice over the murder of 56 migrants who were mistaken for coup plotters, writes the BBC’s Alex Duval Smith. Martin Kyere leapt from the pick-up truck into the darkness. Bullets whistled around him as he ran for his life […]

Direct Rule For South African Province

Direct Rule For South African Province

South Africa has taken over direct administration of North West province where corruption allegations have led to violent protests. There have also been calls for the regional premier to resign. The decision to intervene was taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has made the fight against corruption a priority. Last month, he cut short his […]

Ebola: DR Congo Confirms New Outbreak In Country’s North-West

Ebola: DR Congo Confirms New Outbreak In Country’s North-West

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two confirmed cases of the virus and 17 deaths, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The incident in the town of Bikoro comes more than a year after an outbreak in the country killed four people. In 2014. […]

South Africa Gold Miners Die after Earthquake Strikes

South Africa Gold Miners Die after Earthquake Strikes

Four miners have died after an earthquake caused a cave-in at a South African gold mine. The miners were among 10 rescued from Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane mine, west of Johannesburg, after the incident on Thursday. Three miners remain trapped, two of whom are still unaccounted for, the company said. South Africa is a leading gold producer, […]

Nigerian Senator Carried Into Court On Stretcher

Nigerian Senator Carried Into Court On Stretcher

Police in Nigeria have brought flamboyant senator Dino Melaye to court in the capital, Abuja, on a stretcher. He has been under police guard in hospital since last week after he sustained injuries while allegedly trying to escape by jumping out of a police vehicle. His allies say he was pushed. The magistrate court set […]

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