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Equatorial Guinea VP who bought Michael Jackson’s glove hit by British sanctions

Equatorial Guinea VP who bought Michael Jackson’s glove hit by British sanctions

The glove, which was worn by pop icon during his “Bad” tour was at the centre of a legal battle with the US government which tried to block the deal.

  • by David Millward

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South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to quell riots and ‘strategic destruction’
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South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to quell riots and ‘strategic destruction’

In one of the largest deployments of soldiers since the end of white minority rule, the military has been activate to halt riots that have killed more than 100 people.

  • by Mogomotsi Magome and Andrew Meldrum
Death toll from rioting spirals in South Africa as desperation sets in

Death toll from rioting spirals in South Africa as desperation sets in

More than a thousand people have been arrested in the lawlessness that has raged since the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.

  • by Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magome
South Africa deploys army to quell unrest linked to ex-president Jacob Zuma’s jailing

South Africa deploys army to quell unrest linked to ex-president Jacob Zuma’s jailing

The sporadic pro-Zuma protests that broke out when he handed himself over last week have escalated into looting and arson.

  • by Tim Cocks and Alexander Winning
Your food bill has shot up? You’re not alone

Your food bill has shot up? You’re not alone

Rising food prices are a global problem and a worrying trend that threatens economic stability, say experts.

  • by Adam Taylor
About 150 students missing after gunmen raid Nigerian school, sources say

About 150 students missing after gunmen raid Nigerian school, sources say

Police said gunmen shooting wildly attacked and overpowered the school’s security guards before taking students into a nearby forest.

  • by Ardo Hazzad and Garba Muhammad
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Defiant Zuma compares South African judges to apartheid rulers

Defiant Zuma compares South African judges to apartheid rulers

The former president, who was meant to hand himself to authorities after being sentenced to jail, spoke to a huge crowd trying to prevent his arrest.

  • by Siyabonga Sishi
Former South African president Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in jail

Former South African president Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in jail

South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday sentenced the ex-president to 15 months in jail for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry.

  • by Alexander Winning
Tigray rulers claim control of the embattled region’s capital

Tigray rulers claim control of the embattled region’s capital

The Ethiopian government earlier called a ceasefire but the People’s Liberation Front said it anticipated retaliation and called on residents to rally behind it.

  • by Max Bearak
Aid workers ‘brutally murdered’ on mission in Ethiopia, bodies dumped

Aid workers ‘brutally murdered’ on mission in Ethiopia, bodies dumped

Medecines Sans Frontiers said three aid workers “paid for their work with their lives in the latest attack on humanitarian workers in war-torn Tigray.

  • by Cara Anna
‘More than 50 killed’: witnesses say a fighter jet bombed Tigray market

‘More than 50 killed’: witnesses say a fighter jet bombed Tigray market

Ambulances trying to reach the wounded in the Ethiopian market town were turned back by soldiers but witnesses said bodies were strewn through the streets.