DR Congo to shun its own donor conference in Geneva

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN says more than 13 million people in DR Congo need humanitarian aid The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given “a bad image”. The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what […]

Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some of the women rescued were underage girls Spanish police have rescued 39 women and girls smuggled in from Nigeria and trafficked into sex work by a notorious Nigerian gang. Europol says the victims were kept in “squalid conditions in caves” and intimidated with voodoo threats. Gang members forced […]

Huge crack opens in Kenya’s Rift Valley

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Dapchi kidnap: Government ‘will not abandon’ lone hostage

Dapchi kidnap: Government ‘will not abandon’ lone hostage

Image copyright EPA Image caption Military and government officials supervised the airlift of the rescued girls to Abuja The Nigerian government says it “will not relent” in its efforts to free the last remaining schoolgirl being held by Boko Haram after a kidnapping in the town of Dapchi last month. The girl was among 110 […]

Kenya payout for mother made to deliver on hospital floor

Image copyright AFP Image caption The court ruled that the rights of Josephine Majani (centre) had been infringed A woman who was physically abused and left to deliver her baby on the floor of a county hospital in Kenya has been awarded $25,000 (£18,000). In the landmark ruling, a Bungoma high court judge said Josephine […]

Donald Trump’s top Russia lawyer John Dowd resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Dowd took over the president’s legal team last summer US President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election has resigned, US media report. John Dowd is reported to have concluded that Mr Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice. Other reports […]

Syria war: First rebels to leave defeated Eastern Ghouta town

Image copyright Syrian Arab Red Crescent Image caption The Syrian Arab Red Crescent arrived in Harasta earlier to assist in the evacuation Syrian rebels and their families are to be evacuated from a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region as part of an agreement with the government. State media said 1,760 people had […]

Dapchi kidnap: Nigerian father’s pain as daughter flies to Abuja

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The girls were flown to Abuja on a military plane The father of a Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram has described the pain of losing his daughter again after she was flown to meet the president shortly after her release. He told the BBC he had only been able […]

Trump to announce $50bn in China tariffs after IP probe

Image copyright Getty Images The US plans to impose $50bn in tariffs on Chinese goods and limit the country’s investment activity in the US as payback for what it alleges is years of unfair intellectual property theft. The White House said the actions come after years of failed talks about the issue. The move is […]

Cambridge Analytica taken to court over data storage

Cambridge Analytica taken to court over data storage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The company at the centre of the row is alleged to have used data from Facebook to profile voters in the US presidential election A US citizen is taking Cambridge Analytica to court to get access to data he says it holds on him. Prof David Carroll filed his […]

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