June 8, 2018

US soldier killed in Somalia firefight

US soldier killed in Somalia firefight American special forces soldier killed in firefight with jihadist militants in Somalia, US military officials say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
June 8, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Changing men and opening doors

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Changing men and opening doors Image caption Adichie is the author of Why We Should All Be Feminists Nigerian novelist and storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's appearance on US TV programme The Daily Show has seen thousands of people commenting on the role of men within feminism, and when to hold open a door for somebody or not. Since talking to the show's host Trevor Noah on Thursday evening about why men are important for the feminist movement, Adichie has been trending on Twitter in Nigeria, with reaction to her remarks tweeted over 41,000 times at time of writing. "Men have to be on board," said Adichie. "Because we share the world." Skip Twitter post by @TheDailyShow “Men have to be on board. You can change women all you want — if you don’t change men, nothing changes. Because we share the world.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explains why men are important for the feminist movement: https://t.co/6VPXNGVq7w pic.twitter.com/nRMuQGvDgO — The Daily S..
June 8, 2018

Ghana football head Kwesi Nyantakyi banned by Fifa over ‘cash gift’

Ghana football head Kwesi Nyantakyi banned by Fifa over 'cash gift' Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash Fifa has banned the president of Ghana's Football Association (GFA) from football activities for 90 days. Ghana has said it will dissolve its national football association after Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift". He was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman. Mr Nyantakyi is the second most powerful official in African football and also a member of the Fifa Council. He has not commented on the allegations. African officials filmed taking cash Ghana dissolves football association after cash gifts scandal The provisional suspension comes into force "immediately" and can be extended by 45 days, Fifa said in a statement. BBC African football analyst Nick Cavell says it seems unlikely that Ghana will be able to take part in Wednesday&..
June 8, 2018

Jean-Pierre Bemba: Congo warlord’s conviction overturned

Jean-Pierre Bemba: Congo warlord's conviction overturned Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba has successfully overturned his landmark conviction. Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was found guilty of war crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003 by the International Criminal Court. He was accused of failing to stop his rebels from killing and raping people. The ICC has now upheld his appeal against the 2016 ruling, to cheers from his supporters in the gallery. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
June 8, 2018

South African company apologises for sexist beer campaign

South African company apologises for sexist beer campaign Image copyright Vale Bru Image caption The company says it takes full "accountability for our actions and we plan on making things right" A South African company has apologised for the branding of its new range of craft beers, which sparked an outcry, especially among women. Vale Bru ran a marketing campaign for the beers with names such as Filthy Brunette‚ Easy Blonde‚ Raven Porra and Ripe Redhead. Easy Blonde came with the tagline: "All your friends have already had her". After being criticised for being sexist, the company promised to remove the labels and names. Africa Live: More on this and other other stories Qatar Airways apologises for sexist remark Bank chief sorry for 'menopausal' gaffe The social media campaign advertised Filthy Brunette as: "When gushing and moist are used to describe something‚ then you know." While the Raven Porra was described as, "a porter with the best head in town". According to ..
June 7, 2018

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya in global first

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya in global first Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants have attempted to reach Europe through Libya The UN Security Council has sanctioned six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya - the first time traffickers have been added to an international sanctions list. The blacklisted six are four Libyans, including the head of a regional coast guard unit, and two Eritrean nationals. Smugglers have taken advantage of insecurity in Libya to move hundreds of thousands of migrants by sea to Europe. Many migrants are trapped in detention centres and beaten by traffickers. The sanctions - a global travel ban and an assets freeze - were the result of an internationally-backed Dutch proposal. The proposal was initially presented on 1 May but held up by Russia, which sought to examine the evidence against the six men. The unprecedented sanctions follow widespread outrage at the end of 2017 a..
June 7, 2018

Africa’s week in pictures: 1-7 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 June 2018 A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A hopeful dog scavenges in plastic waste at the Kibarani dump site in Kenya's coastal city, Mombasa, on Sunday ahead of UN World Environment Day. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Friday, the Kenyan police band parades in Kisumu for Madaraka day celebrations - the annual commemoration of Kenya's passage to self-rule. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At the Nigeria-England World Cup friendly a day later, a fan flaunts his hat from the new Nigeria football kit, which sold out within 24 hours. Image copyright Télévision Tunisienne 1 Image caption Tunisia admitted to the BBC on Tuesday that their goalkeeper had twice faked injury in World Cup warm-up matches so that his tired teammates could break their Ramadan fast with dates and water. Image copyright AFP Image caption Clownfish swim am..
June 7, 2018

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption claims

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption claims Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift". Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football. He has not commented on the allegations. Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been "dissolved with immediate effect", GhanaWeb reported. Correspondents say the undercover investigation by controversial journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas has raised questions about the nature of football in Africa. African officials filmed taking cashHis documentary, entitled When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm, was handed to authorities last month and publicly screened for the first time on Wednesday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kwesi Nyantakyi was one..
June 7, 2018

2018 Budget revision tops agenda of 23rd meeting of the AFC

Mrs Finda Koroma and Kadangha Bariki Limbiyè Lome, 1 June 2018. The Chairperson of the Administration and Finance Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Togo’s Ambassador Kadangha Bariki Limbiyé, whose country currently holds the chairmanship of ECOWAS urged Member States’ delegations to review the Commission’s 2018 budget to enable it realise its objectives. Making this appeal on Friday 1st June 2018 in Lomé, Togo at the opening of the 23rd Ordinary Meeting of the AFC, Mr Limbiyé pointed out the main objective of the meeting which is the mid-year review of the approved 2018 budget, and making technical amendments therein in line with developments in the regional organisation. These include, in particular, the decision taken in the margins of the African Union Summit by ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on 27 January 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to maintain the status quo of a 15-member Statutory Appointees Commission in place of a 9-member body as..
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