Primitive human ‘lived much more recently’

Image copyright John Hawks Image caption Homo naledi has much in common with early forms of the genus Homo A primitive type of human, once thought to be up to three million years old, actually lived much more recently, a study suggests. The remains of 15 partial skeletons belonging to the species Homo naledi were […]

Tanzania expels UNDP head Awa Dabo

Image copyright UNDP Tanzania Image caption Awa Dabo (L) pictured with Tanzanian President John Magufuli (R) Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the “deteriorating performance” of her office, driven by […]

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Media captionIvanka Trump explains her praise for her father Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. […]

Row over Egyptian woman weight loss

Image copyright Saifee hospital The sister of Eman Abd El Aty, an Egyptian woman thought to have been the world’s heaviest, has accused doctors of lying about her weight loss after surgery in India. She underwent surgery in Mumbai’s Saifee hospital, and last week doctors said she had lost 250kg (550lbs). But her sister said […]

The rhino that needs 24-hour security

Sudan is the only male northern white rhino left alive, and the last chance for the survival of his species. The rhino that needs 24-hour security

Uganda inspires cheap malaria tool

Image copyright Ted Image caption Manu Prakash took to the Ted stage to talk about frugal science Manu Prakash, a bio-engineer at Stanford University, designs cheap tools that can make a big difference in the poorest parts of the world. At the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver, he showed off his latest […]

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Henri van Breda comes from a wealthy family near Cape Town A man accused of killing his parents and older brother in a frenzied axe attack in Stellenbosh in South Africa has pleaded not guilty to murder. Henri van Breda, 21, is also charged with the attempted murder of his […]

Are Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o planning a movie?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The photo was taken at a Miu Miu fashion show in Paris fashion week in 2014 A photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o has sparked a film idea on Twitter and they have both taken to the social media site to say they are up for it. The 2014 […]

Arrests over shooting of Kuki Gallmann at Kenya conservation park

Image copyright AFP Image caption A luxury safari lodge owned by Ms Gallmann was burned down last month Kenya has arrested an unspecified number of suspects and recovered a gun potentially linked to the shooting of conservationist Kuki Gallmann, the country’s interior minister said. The 73-year old author of I Dreamed of Africa was injured […]

Ex-SA bowler charged with match-fixing

Ex-South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the seventh player to be charged with match-fixing after an investigation into the 2015 Ram Slam competition Former South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been suspended after he was charged with match-fixing. He is accused of breaches of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) anti-corruption code following an investigation into the […]