‘Save trees when roasting Eid sheep’ in Niger

Image copyright Anadolu/Getty Images Image caption Rams are particularly prized as sacrifices during Eid al-Adha People in Niger are being urged to curb their use of firewood at next week’s Eid al-Adha Muslim festival. It is an occasion when families often sacrifice sheep before roasting and eating them. The capital, Niamey, is expected to burn […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Clare Byarugaba, who was outed as a lesbian by a Ugandan newspaper against her will, competes at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris on Friday… Image copyright AFP Image caption … “I was so proud […]

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine beat candidates from the main political parties in last year’s by-election to become an MP Ugandan Afrobeats musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been severely beaten by the security forces and is unable to walk or talk, his lawyers say. The opposition MP has appeared at a military court in […]

‘Save trees when roasting Eid sheep’ in Niger

Image copyright Anadolu/Getty Images Image caption Rams are particularly prized as sacrifices during Eid al-Adha People in Niger are being urged to curb their use of firewood at next week’s Eid al-Adha Muslim festival. It is an occasion when families often sacrifice sheep before roasting and eating them. The capital, Niamey, is expected to burn […]

Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Clare Byarugaba, who was outed as a lesbian by a Ugandan newspaper against her will, competes at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris on Friday… Image copyright AFP Image caption … “I was so proud […]

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine beat candidates from the main political parties in last year’s by-election to become an MP Ugandan Afrobeats musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been severely beaten by the security forces and is unable to walk or talk, his lawyers say. The opposition MP has appeared at a military court in […]

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine beat candidates from the main political parties in last year’s by-election to become an MP Ugandan Afrobeats musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been severely beaten by the security forces and is unable to walk or talk, his lawyers say. The opposition MP has appeared at a military court in […]

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP ‘severely beaten’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine beat candidates from the main political parties in last year’s by-election to become an MP Ugandan Afrobeats musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been severely beaten by the security forces and is unable to walk or talk, his lawyers say. The opposition MP has appeared at a military court in […]

Australia lake killings: Mother granted reduced jail sentence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Akon Guode (L) after her children’s funeral in April 2015 A woman who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has had her jail sentence reduced on appeal. Akon Guode was convicted last year of killing Bol, one, and twins Hanger and […]

Ancient Egyptian mummification ‘recipe’ revealed

Image copyright Dr Stephen Buckley/ University of York Examination of a mummy has revealed the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe – first used to preserve bodies. A battery of forensic chemical tests carried out on a mummy that dated from 3,700-3,500 BC revealed the recipe and confirmed that it was developed far earlier and used […]