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  • Trapped Africans drinking melted snow in Ukraine city

    There is no food in the market, cashpoints are not working and the students are drinking melted snow after running out of water.An Indian student, Vipin Yadav, who is part of the group trapped in the city, estimates about 1,300 foreign students are...

  • Nigerians banned from going to fight in Ukraine

    This follows reports of alleged recruitment of volunteers in the country to fight on the side of Ukraine.Nigeria's foreign ministry said the Ukrainian embassy had denied any role in the alleged exercise.But the embassy confirmed that a number of...

  • Russians feel the pain of international sanctions

    He can't afford to get a mortgage in Moscow now interest rates have been hiked.Millions of Russians like him are starting to feel the effect of Western economic sanctions designed to punish the country for invading neighbouring Ukraine."I am...

  • Anger at treatment of Africans fleeing Ukraine

    Isaac, a Nigerian man trying to get into Poland, said border staff told him they were "not tending to Africans"."We've been chased back, we've been hit with police armed with sticks," he told the BBC.South African foreign...

  • Ukraine conflict: Russian forces invade after Putin TV declaration

    In a pre-dawn TV statement Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia did not plan to occupy Ukraine and demanded that its military lay down their arms.Moments later, attacks were reported on Ukrainian military targets.Ukraine said that "Putin...

  • Burkina Faso to swear in junta leader as president

    Last week, the Constitutional Council, “having taken note” of Mr Kaboré’s resignation, declared Mr Damiba, a 41-year-old army officer, president of Burkina Faso.State television says the inauguration will be broadcast live from the...

  • 'Please-Call-Me' inventor in line for huge Vodacom pay-out

    Nkosana Makate, who invented Vodacom’s “Please Call Me” texting service, described the judgement as “a big relief”.“The court ruling in my favour is a vindication. It’s been a long time coming. I know they might appeal but this...

  • Senegal's football team get land and cash prizes

    Each team member received more than $87,000 (£64,000) and plots in the capital, Dakar, and in the neighbouring Diamniadio city during a ceremony at the presidential palace.President Macky Sall also appointed the team to the Senegal’s prestigious...

  • Denmark Covid restrictions lifted despite increase in cases

    Nightclubs have reopened, late-night alcohol sales have resumed, and the contact-tracing app is no longer needed to enter venues.While cases are still relatively high, the authorities say the virus no longer qualifies as a "critical...

  • Australia scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky Way

    The object - first discovered by a university student - has been observed to release a huge burst of radio energy for a full minute every 18 minutes.Objects that pulse energy in the universe are often documented. But researchers say something that...

  • River sweeps away VIP entourage in Mozambique

    The governor of Tete province and Tete city’s mayor were returning from surveying damage wrought by the storm when the four cars in their convoy were whipped away by the River Rovubwe - though they were rescued along with most of the other...

  • US could sanction Putin personally if Russia invades Ukraine, Biden says

    Mr Biden said there would be "enormous consequences" for the world if Russia made a move on the nation, which sits on its south-western border.His comments came as other Western leaders repeated warnings that Russia would pay a heavy price...

  • At least eight killed in crush at Cameroon stadium

    Videos showed screaming fans being crushed at an entry gate to the Olembé stadium in the capital Yaoundé.Witnesses described chaotic scenes outside the ground as thousands of fans struggled to get access.Two boys, aged eight and 14, are among the...

  • Burkina Faso military says it has seized power

    The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who said both the government and parliament had been dissolved.Mr Kaboré's whereabouts are unclear, but the officer said that all those detained were in a secure location.The coup...

  • Tonga tsunami: Anxious wait for news after Tonga cut off

    The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted on Saturday, about 65km (40 miles) north of the capital Nuku'alofa.The eruption, which was heard as far away as the US, caused waves higher than a metre to crash into Tonga.There have not yet been...

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