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Nigerian pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship

Nigerian pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Piracy continues to be a problem off the coast of Africa Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss cargo vessel in Nigerian waters. Massoel Shipping said its vessel, MV Glarus, was carrying wheat from Nigeria’s capital to Port Harcourt when it was attacked on Saturday. “The pirate gang […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

Media caption‘The next thing I knew I was in the water’ A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the loss of at least 207 lives. The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere […]

Italy acquits Tunisian ‘migrant smuggling’ fishermen

Italy acquits Tunisian ‘migrant smuggling’ fishermen

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Protesters had demanded the release of the arrested fishermen Six Tunisian fishermen arrested earlier this month by Italian authorities for “aiding illegal migrants” have been cleared. One of the men’s lawyers and their fishermen’s association confirmed the acquittal to the BBC. The arrests outraged Tunisian fishermen and activists who demanded […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors

Media captionRelatives have been anxiously waiting for news At least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight. The […]

Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

Image copyright Rafiki Image caption Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya – a legacy of British colonial-era rule in the country A Kenyan judge has lifted a ban on a film about a lesbian relationship – for a week. Kenya’s film classification board had imposed the ban on Rafiki in April for “promoting lesbianism”. But Judge […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster death toll hits 126

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster death toll hits 126

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 126 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after […]

Ex-Wolves & Nigeria keeper Carl Ikeme on cancer which took his career – and almost his life

Ex-Wolves & Nigeria keeper Carl Ikeme on cancer which took his career – and almost his life

Media playback is not supported on this device Former goalkeeper Ikeme opens up about leukaemia Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017. After 12 months of gruelling treatment which cost him his career, his lifelong dream of playing at a World Cup, the chance of being present at […]

Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 86 people have known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. It is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Recovery efforts have resumed after being halted overnight. The […]

Grobbelaar: Football saved me after trauma

Grobbelaar: Football saved me after trauma

Bruce Grobbelaar last donned a Liverpool shirt in 2016 for a legends game Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar says football “saved him” after he was forced to kill opposition fighters while serving in the army. Grobbelaar, 60, fought in the Rhodesian Bush War in the 1970s and says he still experiences “cold sweats” when reminded […]

Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Dozens drown in ferry capsize

Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Dozens drown in ferry capsize

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 40 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. One official told the Reuters news agency the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn on Friday. […]

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