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Sudan’s secret hit squads

Sudan’s secret hit squads

Dramatic footage filmed by protesters in Sudan shows masked security agents chasing down protesters, beating them and dragging them away to secret detention centres. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls? BBC Africa Eye has analysed dozens of dramatic videos filmed during the recent uprising, and…

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Lethal stampede at Buhari rally in Nigeria

Lethal stampede at Buhari rally in Nigeria

A number of people have been killed and injured in a stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials say. The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari's speech. Nigeria holds an election on Saturday in…

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Arkansas cracks down on white supremacists

Arkansas cracks down on white supremacists

Image copyright Getty Images Federal prosecutors in Arkansas have indicted 54 members of a white supremacy gang for allegedly committing acts of violence and drug dealing. The indictment names 54 people with ties to the New Aryan Empire, a white supremacist group which is known for Nazi swastikas and Heil Hitler salutes. The charges, including…

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Will El Chapo’s conviction commerce the recreational?

Will El Chapo’s conviction commerce the recreational?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán The trial and conviction of the notorious Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo, told us much about the man, the multi-billion drugs trade and the attempts to stop it. Guzmán, the notorious Mexican drug-cartel…

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Trump condemns assaults on media

Trump condemns assaults on media

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Trump supporter shoves a BBC cameraman at the El Paso rally Donald Trump has condemned attacks on the media after an incident involving a BBC cameraman at the US president's rally in Texas on Monday. A White House statement did not refer to the specific incident.…

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Why the assault on our cameraman used to be no shock

Why the assault on our cameraman used to be no shock

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump frequently points out where the media are located in the audience I would really love to be able to say when I heard about the attack on our cameraman Ron Skeans that I was surprised. Or shocked even. I wasn't. Once I found out that he was…

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First female US F-sixteen demo commander out

First female US F-sixteen demo commander out

Image copyright USAF/Kathryn Reaves Image caption Capt Zoe "SiS" Kotnik was named commander of the Air Combat Command's F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at the end of January Capt Zoe Kotnik, who became the first female pilot to lead the US F-16 Viper demonstration team just last month, has been relieved of duty. The Air Force…

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Trump: Second authorities shutdown unlikely

Trump: Second authorities shutdown unlikely

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump told supporters in El Paso, "we're building the wall anyway" US President Donald Trump has said that a second government shutdown is unlikely after lawmakers agreed to a deal to fund the federal government. "I don't think you're going to see a shutdown. If you…

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Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ chanced on responsible in US

Drug lord 'El Chapo' chanced on responsible in US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution…

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All Belgium flights cancelled for a day

All Belgium flights cancelled for a day

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many airlines had cancelled flights, but air traffic control has taken wider action All flights in and out of Belgium have been cancelled for a day due to strike action, the country's air traffic control has announced. The period of cancellation will run for 24 hours, from 22:00 (21:00 GMT)…

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