Kenya election: Peter Gichira charged with attempted suicide

Kenya election: Peter Gichira charged with attempted suicide..

Wyatt Waller 29-May, 10:08 24 BBC

A Kenyan man has been charged with attempted suicide for allegedly trying to jump from a building after his bid to run for president was...


Morocco protests: Activist Nasser Zefzafi detained

Morocco protests: Activist Nasser Zefzafi detained..

Emily Kelly 29-May, 10:08 20 BBC

Moroccan police say they have detained a leading activist responsible for organising months of protests against corruption and...


Your ambulance stories

Your ambulance stories..

Joseph Williams 29-May, 08:52 17 BBC

The recent killing of South African TV star Mandla Hlatswayo has prompted a debate about how quickly emergency services respond in...


Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery..

Michael Adamson 29-May, 07:32 16 BBC

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried...


South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'..

David Brooks 28-May, 06:43 25 BBC

South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma has been planning to set up home in Dubai, according to emails published in the local media. ...


Libya Benghazi: Group blamed for 2012 attack on US mission disbands

Libya Benghazi: Group blamed for 2012 attack on US mission..

Antonio Roberts 28-May, 03:16 28 BBC

A group of militant Islamists in Libya, blamed by the US for the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi which killed the ambassador,...


The gospel train

The gospel train..

Wyatt Waller 27-May, 19:03 27 BBC

Self-styled pastor Helen Wangui Tiphy, a secretary in a government office, believes she plays a vital role in helping commuters cope with...


Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack..

Sophia Bell 27-May, 11:57 36 BBC

So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was behind an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 29...


Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli..

David Brooks 26-May, 18:09 34 BBC

Libyan militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government have launched a series of attacks on loyalist forces in the capital, Tripoli. ...


Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers..

Michael Adamson 26-May, 15:48 28 BBC

Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government's plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the...


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