Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

Media captionThe Ghanaian striker accidentally thanks his wife “and girlfriend” A footballer whose post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, of South Africa’s Free State Stars, told the BBC he was referring to his daughter. “My family knows that I call my daughter my […]

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

Media captionCleaning up after Ghana waterfall accident At least 18 people, mainly high school students, have died after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana, police say. The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC. Twenty-two […]

Many dead in Ghana waterfall accident

Many dead in Ghana waterfall accident

Up to 20 people have died and many have been injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana. They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said. The tree had seemingly been brought down by the storm. Ghana National Fire Service spokesman […]

Protest in Angola against abortion criminalisation law

Some 200 demonstrators have protested in Luanda against a draft law criminalising all abortions, to be voted on next week. Angola has one of the world’s worst health care systems. Protest in Angola against abortion criminalisation law

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rebel-held areas on the outskirts of Damascus have been extensively damaged in recent months Syrian security forces are engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, residents say. Artillery shells and rockets landed inside the heart of the city as part of a surprise […]

Germany election: Martin Schulz stakes anti-populist bid

Germany election: Martin Schulz stakes anti-populist bid

Image copyright AP Image caption The SPD hopes the “Schulz effect” will boost its chances in the September election The candidate named by Germany’s Social Democrats to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz, has vowed to fight populism if his party wins the elections due in September. At an SPD party meeting in Berlin, he […]

Ndileka Mandela: ANC rejection ‘heart-wrenching’ – brother

Ndileka Mandela: ANC rejection ‘heart-wrenching’ – brother

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ndileka Mandela (above) argues that nobody can articulate how her grandfather felt as a politician, a father and a family man The eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an anti-apartheid icon, has been urged to reconsider her decision no longer to vote for the governing […]

G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge

G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge

Image copyright Reuters Finance ministers from world’s biggest economies have dropped an anti-protectionist commitment after opposition from the US. G20 ministers left the two-day meeting without renewing their long-standing pledge to bolster free trade. Last year, the group of the world’s 20 largest economies vowed to “resist all forms of protectionism”. But since then, President […]

Don’t forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches

Don’t forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches

Image copyright AP Image caption The abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been in captivity for almost three years A Chibok schoolgirl who escaped from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria has called on the international community not to forget those still in captivity. Next month will mark the third anniversary of the abduction of more than 270 […]

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