Monday, March 25, 2019

Burundi detains girls for defacing president’s image

Three schoolgirls in Burundi risk being jailed for five years for scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza's photo in their textbooks, says campaign group Human Rights...

BRAZIL: Ex-President Temer arrested in corruption probe

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. Mr Temer, a 78-year-old lawyer who served as president from...

US air strikes ‘killed Somali civilians’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International says US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law. The rights group said it...

Kenya police seize ‘$20m of fake cash’ from bank

Police in Kenya say they have arrested six people after seizing fake currency worth more than $20m (£15m) from a branch of Barclays Bank...

Kidnapped teachers killed in Burkina Faso

Two teachers have been killed in Burkina Faso after being kidnapped, the ministry of education has confirmed. They were kidnapped on 11 March and buried...

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead...

Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded ‘until May at least’

All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft will remain grounded at least until May after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, the...

SOUTH AFRICA: Good Samaritan TV host ‘beaten by racists’

A black South African TV and radio presenter has said he was the victim of a racially motivated attack after stopping to help a...

Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines...

Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on French farm

Chickens in a school farm in north-western France are believed to have grouped and killed a juvenile fox. The unusual incident in Brittany took place...