Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Media captionFootage shows children being rescued from the rubble of the collapsed school in Mexico City Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl who is believed to be sheltering under a table, but […]

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Bettencourt was the world’s 14th wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine’s 2017 list Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she died at home “peacefully” overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), […]

Where is ‘Nambia’? President Trump ‘invents’ African country

Where is ‘Nambia’? President Trump ‘invents’ African country

Media captionPresident Donald Trump on ‘Nambia’ and Africa’s ‘business potential’ “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements. But no such country exists. Could the US leader have been referring to Namibia? Zambia? […]

Where is Nambia? President Trump ‘invents’ African country

Where is Nambia? President Trump ‘invents’ African country

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump also met African leaders at the G7 summit in May “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements. But no such country exists. Could the US […]

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media captionMoments after the earthquake hit At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches […]

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Media captionWhere has Hurricane Maria hit? Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said the hurricane had damaged “everything in its path”. None of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Kenya’s Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition supporters allege that the IEBC tampered with its server to fix Mr Kenyatta’s win Kenya’s Supreme Court has blamed the country’s electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was “neither transparent or verifiable”. Deputy Chief […]

Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?

Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anti-government protests have spread across the country A new round of demonstrations is expected across Togo as the country grapples with an unprecedented political crisis, brought about by calls for the introduction of presidential term limits. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state since 2005 when he took over from […]

David Maraga hits back at ‘threats’ over Kenya election re-run

David Maraga hits back at ‘threats’ over Kenya election re-run

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga said he was “prepared to pay the ultimate price” to protect the rule of law Threats against Kenya’s judiciary are increasing after a Supreme Court ruling to invalidate President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in last month’s election, the chief justice says. The “savage” demonstrations were “intended […]

Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Image caption Amina Yuguda hails from Yola in north-eastern Nigeria A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement […]