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  • Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fears of a march into guerrilla warfare

    Published duration21 minutes ago image copyrightAFP image captionThe regional government in Tigray has a powerful force After being ensconced in power in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region for nearly three decades, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) could be preparing to return to the mountains to launch a guerrilla war against…

  • Why France may ban discrimination against accents

    By Hugh SchofieldBBC News, Paris Published duration34 minutes ago image copyrightGetty Images image captionPolitician Laetitia Avia came up with the idea of a new law, while Prime Minister Jean Castex has been mocked for his south-western accent Imagine a well-known Westminster MP – a party leader – caught in a…

  • Chile’s Mapuche indigenous group fights for rights

    By Jane ChambersTemuco, Chile Published duration30 minutes ago image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe Mapuche flag was a common sight at protests demanding a new constitution When people in Chile took to the streets last month to celebrate an overwhelming “yes” vote in a referendum on whether the constitution should be…

  • Tributes pour in for football great Maradona

    Diego Maradona (centre) and Ossie Ardiles (right) played together at the 1982 World Cup Today’s football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo “could not even dream” of being admired as much as Diego Maradona was, says his former Argentina team-mate Ossie Ardiles. Three days of national mourning have begun in…

  • Maradona: A footballing great with a myriad of problems

    Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina Dazzling, infamous, extraordinary, genius, outrageous. Diego Maradona. A flawed football icon. One of the game’s most gifted players, the Argentine boasted a rare combination of flair, flamboyance, vision and speed which mesmerised fans. He also outraged supporters with his controversial ‘Hand…

  • Argentina football legend Maradona dies aged 60

    Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to…

  • Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fears of ethnic profiling stalk conflict

    Published duration37 minutes ago image copyrightReuters image captionTens of thousands have fled from Tigray into Sudan because of the fighting, but there are concerns about the treatment of Tigrayans elsewhere in Ethiopia Some Tigrayans in Ethiopia have described to the BBC how they have been harassed, detained or discriminated against…

  • New Brunswick outbreak: How a smalltown doctor became a Covid pariah

    Published duration58 minutes ago image copyrightSubmitted photo After being labelled the “patient-zero” of an outbreak of Covid, a Congolese-Canadian physician says he became a target for racist threats, a pariah in his community, and a “scapegoat” for local officials. When Dr Jean-Robert Ngola heard that he had to pick up…

  • A South African village, a murder and a coal mine

    Published duration33 minutes ago In the wake of last month’s murder of an anti-mining activist in rural South Africa, the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani travelled to the once peaceful community in KwaZulu-Natal, now plagued by tensions and death threats. We drive in a convoy of two vehicles, weaving our way deep…

  • Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: UN urges protection of civilians

    Published duration3 hours ago image copyrightAFP image captionThe conflict has so far killed hundreds and displaced thousands of people The UN has urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure the protection of civilians as the army plans to attack the capital of the northern region of Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on…