South African teens attempt Cape-to-Cairo in homemade plane

Image caption Megan (R) is one of the pilots and Agnes (L) is flying as part of the support team An aircraft built by South African teenagers is being flown from Cape Town to Cairo – and has successfully made its first stop in Namibia. It will take six weeks to cover the 12,000km (7,455 […]

Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar al-Bashir leaves the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum Sudan’s former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April. Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor’s office where he was read the corruption […]

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure […]

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure […]

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure […]

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure […]

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure […]

Roadside bomb kills several police officers in east Kenya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Al-Shabab have been fighting Kenyan troops because of Kenya’s support for the Somali government At least eight Kenyan police officers have died after their car hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border. Eleven people were in the car when it hit the device in east Wajir county. The fate […]

Sudan protest witnesses saw ‘death in all its forms’

Sudan’s military rulers have admitted that they ordered the security operation that led to the killing of at least 100 protesters last week. Troops and government-backed militia groups moved into Khartoum, attacking protesters who were demanding a return to civilian rule, following the removal of former President Omar Al-Bashir. The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane […]

Sudan protest witnesses saw ‘death in all its forms’

Sudan’s military rulers have admitted that they ordered the security operation that led to the killing of at least 100 protesters last week. Troops and government-backed militia groups moved into Khartoum, attacking protesters who were demanding a return to civilian rule, following the removal of former President Omar Al-Bashir. The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane […]

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