South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms

South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms

Image copyright AFP Image caption South African officials are hoping to reclaim $130 million paid out by the state power company, Eskom. South African prosecutors have called for two consultancy firms to repay $130 million (£94.4 million) they earned from the state power company, Eskom. McKinsey, and a local firm called Trillian, were paid the […]

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Image copyright H&M website The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of racism. […]

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Image copyright AFP/Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the region Nigeria’s military says it has released 244 “repentant” Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, […]

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort Seven African migrants have died trying to reach the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands police say. Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort. Police said it appeared that […]

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oscar Pérez was wanted for using a stolen helicopter to throw grenades at government buildings Two police officers and several “terrorists” have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in Venezuela last year, officials say. Venezuelan forces surrounded a house in […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Media captionPolice do not believe the blast is related to terrorism A blast has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, injuring several people. The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear. But police said they did not believe it was related to terrorism. Three […]

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed […]

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe wanted “to go on his own terms”, his former spokesman has said. An aide to Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could “drag out and lynch” the leader in a “Libyan scenario”. During Mr Mugabe’s last week in office, he was under house arrest […]

H&M stores in South Africa trashed over ‘racist’ hoodie

H&M stores in South Africa trashed over ‘racist’ hoodie

Image copyright WIKUS DE WET/AFP/Getty Images Image caption South Africa’s EFF party organised store takeovers at several H&M outlets South African police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing H&M stores in and around Johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child. The protests were organised by the radical […]

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