South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

Media captionIn a televised speech, South African President Jacob Zuma said he would resign “with immediate effect” South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to step […]

Florida shooting: Suspect held in deadly high school attack

Florida shooting: Suspect held in deadly high school attack

Media captionStudents describe fleeing school as shots rang out Police in Parkland, Florida, have arrested a suspect after responding to a deadly shooting at a local high school. More than an hour after the shooting began, the Broward Sherriff’s Office said the “shooter is now in custody”. But it warned that the scene at Stoneman […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Image copyright AFP Image caption Morgan Tsvangirai took part in a long political battle against Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. […]

DR Congo President Kabila’s motorcade in deadly crash

DR Congo President Kabila’s motorcade in deadly crash

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Kabila reportedly stayed to help the injured Five people have been killed following an accident involving a cement truck and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential motorcade. The three soldiers and two civilians died as President Joseph Kabila was returning to the capital, Kinshasa. Another 11 people were injured, […]

South Africa’s Zuma: I’ve done nothing wrong

South Africa’s Zuma: I’ve done nothing wrong

Media captionSouth Africa’s president Jacob Zuma: ‘They never provided a reason’ South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down. Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave him an ultimatum to resign by the end of the day or face a […]

South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

Image copyright EPA Image caption The family’s walled Johannesburg compound was subject to an early morning search by elite police South Africa’s elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation into so-called state capture continues. Three arrests have been made, including one Gupta brother, local media report. Police […]

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu is reported to have met investigators several times Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases. A police statement said there is enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Speaking […]

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Image caption Baby Angel spent the first five months of her life in a private clinic A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held for months over an unpaid medical bill. Baby Angel’s mother told the BBC her milk had run dry after […]

Cape Town drought declared a ‘national disaster’

Cape Town drought declared a ‘national disaster’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cape Town’s dams are now just 24.9% full South Africa has declared the drought which has seen Cape Town hurtling towards “Day Zero” a national disaster. The government made the announcement after reassessing the “magnitude and severity” of the three-year drought. It has badly affected three of the country’s nine […]

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009 South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign “for the sake of the country”. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power […]