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Ruthless Sudan mercenaries who run country for gold

    The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been accused of widespread abuses in Sudan, including the 3 June massacre in which more than 120 people were reportedly killed, with many of the dead dumped in...

Sudan junta and civilians sign power-sharing deal

Sudan's ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord after all-night talks. It is a "historic moment" for the country, the deputy head of Sudan's ruling military council, Mohamed Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti"...

US House condemns Trump attacks on congresswomen

The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump's "racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of...
Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

DR Congo confirms Ebola case in Goma

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people. The health ministry confirmed that a pastor tested positive for...

Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political...

Gunmen storm Somali hotel killing 26 people

At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and several foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia. A suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives into the Asasey hotel...

Trump retreats on citizenship question

President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Instead, he said officials would obtain the information through an executive order for government agencies, as court...

Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf - before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the...

Tanzania foreign minister hints missing journalist may be dead

Tanzania's Foreign Minister Paramagamba Kabudi has appeared to say that a journalist who went missing in 2017 may have died. BBC Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche asked Mr Kabudi if the state had done enough...

Sudan’s military council, opposition reach power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have agreed to share power for three years and then hold elections, in a deal that brought thousands of people onto the...
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