Kenya attack: ‘Selfless six’ mourned in Nairobi after siege

Image copyright Cellulant Image caption Cellulant said the six men were selfless as they tried to save their colleagues’ lives A memorial service has been held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for some of those killed during an attack by Islamist militants in a hotel and office complex a week ago. Hundreds of mourners gathered […]

US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions blocking the policy while challenges continue in lower courts. The four liberal judges on the court opposed the ruling. The […]

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa skips Davos over protests

Media captionRoads were barricaded by protesters last week Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Davos economic summit where he was expected to seek investment for Zimbabwe. Ministers say the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) […]

Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Mnangagwa travelled to Europe to try to drum up investment for Zimbabwe Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Davos economic summit where he was expected to seek investment for […]

Zimbabwe opposition accuses government of brutal crackdown

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters burning tyres in the Zimbabwean capital Harare Zimbabwe’s opposition says its members have been victims of a brutal crackdown in response to violent protests against a sharp rise in the price of fuel. Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa said many of its members had been detained including […]

Zimbabwe: South Africa refused emergency loan request

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters burning tyres in the Zimbabwean capital Harare Zimbabwe’s opposition says its members have been victims of a brutal crackdown in response to violent protests against a sharp rise in the price of fuel. Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa said many of its members had been detained including […]

Three Sodje brothers jailed for taking charity money

Image copyright PA Image caption (From left to right) Ex-rugby player Bright Sodje and ex-footballers Stephen Sodje and Efe Sodje were jailed for fraud in 2017 A sporting family siphoned off cash from their own charity set up to help African children, it can be reported. Ex-footballers Efe Sodje, 46, and Stephen Sodje, 43, and […]

Three Sodje brothers jailed for taking charity money

Image copyright PA Image caption (From left to right) Ex-rugby player Bright Sodje and ex-footballers Stephen Sodje and Efe Sodje were jailed for fraud in 2017 A sporting family siphoned off cash from their own charity set up to help African children, it can be reported. Ex-footballers Efe Sodje, 46, and Stephen Sodje, 43, and […]

Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man

Image copyright LTC TV Image caption TV host Mohamed al-Gheity has himself expressed views against homosexuality in the past An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year. A court in Giza also fined Mohamed al-Ghiety 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167; £130) for “promoting homosexuality” […]

Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man

Image copyright LTC TV Image caption TV host Mohamed al-Gheity has himself expressed views against homosexuality in the past An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year. A court in Giza also fined Mohamed al-Ghiety 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167; £130) for “promoting homosexuality” […]

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