News : Africa


Thandi Klaasen: Tributes for South African jazz star
Renowned singer who promoted a "cosmopolitan culture" in racially divided South Africa is mourned.
BBC News | 16-Jan-2017 13:05

Afcon 2017: Senegal's spirit pleases coach Aliou Cisse
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse praises his players' attitude after they beat Tunisia 2-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations opening match.
BBC News | 16-Jan-2017 12:48

Gambians flee ahead of Barrow 'inauguration'
A worker at The Gambia's main port tells the BBC thousands of people are leaving every day, fearing "war".
BBC News | 16-Jan-2017 12:45

Afcon 2017: 'We have ourselves to blame' - Mahrez
Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez admits his side did not play well in the first half of their 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe at the Nations Cup.
BBC News | 16-Jan-2017 12:23

Tunisia attack: Minute's silence at inquests into British deaths
Coroner hearing evidence of how 30 British tourists were killed at a Tunisian beach resort in 2015. | 16-Jan-2017 12:12

THAAD is Becoming a South Korean Election Issue
A deepening partisan divide over the deployment of the controversial U.S. THAAD missile defense system is becoming a key national security issue in South Korea’s emerging presidential race.  In the wake of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the United States indicated in September it would accelerate the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, known as THAAD, which uses interceptor missiles to destroy ballistic missiles.  As late as December, the South Korean... | 16-Jan-2017 11:17

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