Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader on the run’

The suspected ringleader of Saturday's failed coup plot in Ethiopia's Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC. Four...

Boris Johnson’s new-look cabinet to meet for first time

Boris Johnson's new cabinet will meet for the first time on Thursday morning, before the new prime minister addresses the House of Commons. On Wednesday,...

Sudan’s ex-President Omar al-Bashir arrives for trial

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has arrived at court to face corruption charges, which his lawyers say are baseless. Mr Bashir was ousted in April...

Kenya school collapse: Seven dead and dozens injured in Nairobi

At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. The wooden structure at...

Sierra Leone mudslide: 500 bodies unearthed, over 600 still missing

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters...

N Korea: We won’t move on talks with Trump

North Korea has denied US President Donald Trump's claim that the country demanded total sanctions relief during a failed summit in Hanoi. The North's Foreign...

Mozambique prepares for cholera after cyclone wreaks havoc

The number of people in makeshift camps had risen by 18,000 to 128,000 since Sunday, he said, adding that the government would install a...

Sudan protesters demand end of ‘deep state’

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader...

Ugandan capital Kampala bans street children donations

Uganda's capital Kampala has passed a law to ban giving money or food to children living on the streets. Kampala's Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said...

Libya’s clashes leave 1, 048 people killed in three months — WHO

Clashes between the Libyan National Army and Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord near the country’s capital of Tripoli have left over 1,000 people...