DR Congo election: African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Felix Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated the court ruling Two African presidents have congratulated Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi for winning last month’s presidential poll, despite the African Union saying it had “serious doubts” about the result. The constitutional court ruled that Mr Tshisekedi had won after rejecting a […]

DR Congo election: African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Felix Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated the court ruling Two African presidents have congratulated Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi for winning last month’s presidential poll, despite the African Union saying it had “serious doubts” about the result. The constitutional court ruled that Mr Tshisekedi had won after rejecting a […]

Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in ‘jihadist’ attack

Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in ‘jihadist’ attack

Ten UN peacekeepers from Chad have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in northern Mali, the UN says. Another 25 Chadian troops were injured when the gunmen stormed the UN camp in Aguelhok early on Sunday. The attack was repelled, the UN says. The UN mission in Mali was set up in […]

Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in ‘jihadist’ attack

Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in ‘jihadist’ attack

Ten UN peacekeepers from Chad have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in northern Mali, the UN says. Another 25 Chadian troops were injured when the gunmen stormed the UN camp in Aguelhok early on Sunday. The attack was repelled, the UN says. The UN mission in Mali was set up in […]

Syria war: Israeli jets target Iranian positions around Damascus

Media captionAn onlooker captures explosions in the night sky over Damascus. Israel says it has hit Iranian targets around the Syrian capital, Damascus. The Israel Defense Forces say the overnight operation targeted the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, as well as Syrian air defences. The Syrian military says it shot down most […]

Democrat Kamala Harris announces presidential run

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Harris has been described as a rising star within the Democratic Party Democratic senator Kamala Harris, who represents California, says she will run for president in the 2020 election. Senator Harris, who was elected in 2016, previously served as the state’s attorney general. “I love my country,” she told […]

He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes so they could not get HIV was […]

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption President Biya, 85, has been in power since 1982 Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Mr Biya, at 85 sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption President Biya, 85, has been in power since 1982 Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Mr Biya, at 85 sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls […]