ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ramaphosa businessman-like style is starkly different from his predecessor Ahead of South Africa's elections in May, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress (ANC) manifesto. The BBC's Andrew Harding unpacks the key themes from his speech.President Ramaphosa walked into a packed Moses Mabida stadium in the…

Paris bakery explosion death toll rises to four

Image copyright AFP The death toll from a gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble.Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in Saturday's blast at a bakery near a popular area. Dozens more people were injured in the blast,…

The Maasai 'Olympics' helping to save lions' lives

The Maasai Olympic Games aim to convince young Maasai men to play sports, instead of hunting lions, the traditional rite of passage for young Maasais.Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha, who is a Maasai himself, told BBC Sport Africa the event is already helping conservation efforts in the area.

Refugee homes in Lebanon have been flooded

More than a third of Lebanon's population is refugees. Storm Norma's left many of their homes flooded.Refugees are now receiving emergency relief.

Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Although there were clashes around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, there was not the same kind of violence seen in recent protests Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new "yellow vests" protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities.Police in the capital used…

Florida pardons wrongly accused Groveland Four after 70 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the pardoned men, Walter Irvin, speaks to his lawyers during his retrial in 1952 Four black men who were wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in Florida 70 years ago have been pardoned.Officials voted unanimously to issue the pardon at a meeting in the state capital…