Ronaldo takes just 8 minutes to score for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of football, has found the back of the net for the first time since his monumental move from ​Real Madrid to ​Juventus, and it took More »

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife More »

South Sudan’s Kiir grants amnesty to Riek Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to rebel leader Dr Riek Machar and others across the country. More »

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila not seeking third term

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will not be seeking a third term in December’s election, his spokesperson has said. More »

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper in world record deal

Chelsea have signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m – the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer. More »

 

Ronaldo takes just 8 minutes to score for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of football, has found the back of the net for the first time since his monumental move from ​Real Madrid to ​Juventus, and it took him just eight minutes.

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya.

Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi.

South Sudan’s Kiir grants amnesty to Riek Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to rebel leader Dr Riek Machar and others across the country.

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila not seeking third term

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will not be seeking a third term in December’s election, his spokesperson has said.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper in world record deal

Chelsea have signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m – the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer.

Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an « assassination » attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scuttling for safety.

DR Congo opposition party talk to UN over leader’s return

Aides to a DR Congo opposition leader seeking to come home to contest elections met Thursday with United Nations officials to discuss his return, sources said.

Zimbabwe enters a new era, but struggles to escape its past

The deadly violence that followed Zimbabwe’s first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted has created tension in a country that was hoping to put its past behind it, says BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane.

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable.

French envoy asks Zambia to arrest Congolese music star Koffi Olomide

The French embassy in Zambia has asked the local authorities to arrest Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide for various allegations.