Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Uganda’s Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Museveni has said he appreciates Trump’s frank language President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has given a speech declaring his “love” for US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as “shithole” countries during an immigration meeting. Mr Trump has denied making […]

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

Image copyright AFP Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa. Over the following decades, he would become known across the world for both his music and his […]

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

South Africa’s ‘Father of Jazz’ dies

Image copyright AFP Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa. Over the following decades, he would become known across the world for both his music and his […]

‘America First’ tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

‘America First’ tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

Image copyright AFP Image caption China says its fast-paced growth in the solar sector makes it a “target of protectionism” China and South Korea have vowed to defend their interests after the US slapped new tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. The tariffs – of up to 50% – will affect the two […]

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

Image copyright Other Image caption Cars were seen moving to higher ground after the earthquake A tsunami warning was lifted hours after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska in the US. The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 09:31 GMT, the US Geological Survey […]

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

Image caption Masekela was given his first trumpet at the age of 14 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous […]

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Image caption Masekela was given his first trumpet at the age of 14 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous […]

Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months

Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months

Image copyright EPA Image caption The family said they faced persecution if they returned to Zimbabwe If you’ve ever complained about being forced to sleep in an airport after a delay, spare a thought for one Zimbabwean family who have finally left Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport where they’ve lived for the past three months. The family […]

UN flag no longer offers ‘natural protection’ to peacekeepers

UN flag no longer offers ‘natural protection’ to peacekeepers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Missions in Africa are among the most dangerous for UN peacekeeping troops The UN’s flag and blue helmets no longer offer “natural protection” to its peacekeeping forces, who should not shy from using force if necessary, a high-level United Nations report says. UN peacekeepers should be prepared to take offensive […]

Why you can’t judge a zebra by its stripes

Why you can’t judge a zebra by its stripes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plains zebra live in family groups of a stallion with mares and their young offspring You can’t judge a zebra by its stripes. That’s the finding of research that is shaking up the family tree of the African wild horse. The common (plains) zebra lives on the grasslands of […]

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