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Sudan crisis: Opposition rejects offer of talks amid bloody crackdown

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Sudanese protester stands on a barricade in Khartoum on Wednesday Sudanese opposition activists have rejected an offer of talks from the country’s military council, saying it cannot be trusted amid a violent crackdown on protesters. Doctors linked to the opposition on Wednesday said at least 100 people had been …

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Caf Champions League: Esperance ordered to return medals and face Wydad Casablanca again

Wyad players protested to the referee, insisting VAR be used Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final. The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed. Wydad …

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Hemeti: The warlord who may control Sudan’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hemeti (in military clothes) is sworn in as deputy of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo is the vice-president of Sudan’s ruling military junta and, at present, probably the most powerful man in Sudan. He has the potential to shape the future of a broken country, but as …

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Row over Chinese coal plant near Kenya World Heritage site of Lamu

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamu is the planned site of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant Campaigners in Kenya who fear their country is turning its back on its green goals are hoping to stop construction of a coal plant that would increase greenhouse gas emissions by 700%. Activists in Kenya are marking World …

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South African ‘good Samaritan’ dismisses anger over crowd fund

Image copyright Buyile Kwenyela Image caption Nkosikho Mbele said he was overwhelmed by the kindness of those donating funds to his family A petrol attendant who came to the aid of a forgetful motorist in South Africa has told the BBC he does have access to the crowd-funding cash raised for him. Nkosikho Mbele paid …

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Sudan crisis: ‘Paramilitary unit’ puts Khartoum under lockdown

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces, seen here on Monday, moved against protesters after a long stand-off Sudanese paramilitary forces are pushing deeper into Khartoum, witnesses say, after a crackdown on protesters killed at least 30 people on Monday. Heavily armed members of the Rapid Support Forces are said to be fanning out across …

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