Tanzania broadcaster suspends staff over fake Trump news

Tanzania broadcaster suspends staff over fake Trump news

Image copyright AFP Image caption President John Magufuli has a reputation of being a no-nonsense leader Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli’s performance. The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel. The story, which was […]

South Sudan gunmen ‘kill 28’ in Ethiopia

South Sudan gunmen ‘kill 28’ in Ethiopia

Image caption Ethiopia shares a long border with South Sudan and cross-border raids are not uncommon. South Sudanese gunmen killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia’s Gambella province, an Ethiopian official says. Men from the Murle community, who crossed into Ethiopia, are being blamed. Feuding communities on both sides of the border have […]

Bundles of banknotes seized at Nigeria’s Kaduna airport

Bundles of banknotes seized at Nigeria’s Kaduna airport

Image copyright EFCC Image caption The EFCC is looking into whether the seized cash is linked to any crime Large sacks containing bundles of “crispy” banknotes worth a total of $155,000 (£130,000) have been seized at a Nigerian airport, officials say. The cash, in the local naira currency, was found near Kaduna airport’s check-in and […]

Somalia ship hijack: ‘Pirates’ demand ransom

Somalia ship hijack: ‘Pirates’ demand ransom

Image copyright Mohamed Deeq – SBC Image caption The Sri Lankan-flagged tanker was sailing to Mogadishu Hijackers holding an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia are demanding a ransom, the European Union anti-piracy naval force says. The EU force made contact with the ship’s master who said his vessel and crew were being held […]

UK launches East Africa emergency appeal

UK launches East Africa emergency appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Mo Farah has said it “breaks his heart” to hear how families are facing starvation in East Africa as he backed a UK charity fundraising appeal. The Olympian said it “hurts to see children without food and water” and urged people to “act now”. UK aid agencies have launched a […]

Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Image copyright AP Image caption Doctors say they need better pay and equipment Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive […]

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Image copyright European Union Naval Force Image caption European Union Naval Force training exercise for Operation Atalanta, which has been running off Somalia since 2008 to combat piracy A freight ship has been hijacked off the coast of Somalia, reports say. A number of suspected pirates boarded the Sri Lankan-flagged vessel off the country’s northern […]

Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

Image copyright Offbeat Safaris Image caption Tristan Voorspuy was in the British army for six years A suspect in the murder of British rancher Tristan Voorspuy in the Laikipia region of northern Kenya has appeared in court. Samson Lokayi, 40, was arrested on Sunday. He did not submit a plea because he does not understand […]

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says. Michael Sharp, a US man, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish woman, were taken by unknown assailants on Sunday, according to a UN official. The pair were taken along with four Congolese support staff into the forest near the village of […]

Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide: Search for survivors

Media captionPolice and rescuers at the site of the rubbish landslide Rescue workers are searching for survivors of a landslide that has killed 62 people at a vast dump in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Officials say the death toll for the Saturday night landslide at the Koshe landfill is likely to rise. A resident said […]

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