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Image copyright                  BBC Chinese                  Image caption                     Ming Pao newspaper is facing a staff revolt   For the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, some columnists at Hong Kong’s prestigious broadsheet, Ming Pao, left their spaces blank. The unusual protest is part of an extraordinary staff revolt at the independently minded newspaper, following last week’s unexpected firing of executive chief editor Keung

Image copyright BBC Chinese Image caption Ming Pao newspaper is facing a staff revolt For the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, some columnists at Hong Kong’s prestigious broadsheet, Ming Pao, left their spaces blank. The unusual protest is part of an extraordinary staff revolt at the independently minded newspaper, following last week’s unexpected firing of executive chief editor Keung

A foreign national who has fled his home in Zambia - April 2016

Anger, fear and 'Afrophobia' in Zambia

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the implications for Zambia of recent riots.

A Congolese park ranger looks over Lake Edwards July 21, 2006 in the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Letter from Africa: Game rangers in danger

A Congolese park ranger looks over Lake Edwards July 2006 in the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

How to look interested in a boring meeting - BBC News

How to look interested in a boring meeting

When you start communicating with your employees is when you'll stop losing sleep worrying they are disengaged.

Now you can be jailed in Zimbabwe for flying its flag

Now you can be jailed in Zimbabwe for flying its flag

Protesters have called for reclaiming their flag from a government they don't support. It appears they've done just that.

Evan Mawarire, wrapped in the Zimbabwean National flag, recording an instalment of his #ThisFlag video series

Zimbabwe protest pastor 'charged'

How Zimbabwe Protest Pastor Evan Mawarire was Charged with Inciting Violence’

Image copyright                  Reuters                                                     In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo questions whether lie detectors could help promote honest law enforcement.  Last week's news that Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, wants all new recruits to the country's police force to undergo a lie detector test cannot have

A plan to give Nigerian police recruits lie-detector tests is no guarantee of trustworthy officers, writes film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo.

Writer AA Gill diagnosed with 'the full English' of cancer

A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers.

Image copyright                  AFP/Getty                  Image caption                                      Locking horns – Mrs Clinton accused Mr Trump of tax evasion                                The US media have given their verdict on who won the first debate – with most awarding victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But columnists

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Locking horns – Mrs Clinton accused Mr Trump of tax evasion The US media have given their verdict on who won the first debate – with most awarding victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But columnists

Image caption                     These Africans living in the UK told the BBC they supported Brexit   In our series of letters from African journalists, the film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why some Africans living in the UK wanted to leave the European Union. For months now, the question of whether the United Kingdom should leave the EU or remain could not be avoided, stoking fires of political passion between rich and poor, parents and chi

Britain's African migrants who backed Brexit In our series of letters from African journalists, the film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why some Africans living in the UK wanted to leave the European Union.

Image copyright                  Associated Press Image caption                                      The new foreign secretary once described "watermelon smiles" in Africa                                Boris Johnson's appointment as the UK foreign secretary is raising eyebrows in Africa, writes Zimbabwean filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo. Since the UK's EU referendum, political drama stranger than fiction has gripped

Boris Johnson's appointment as the UK foreign secretary is raising eyebrows in Africa due to his "condescending" attitude, writes Zimbabwean filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo.

Teenage magazine sparks anger over 'victim-blaming' rape advice

A columnist's advice that a rape victim should be "grateful he wore a condom" prompts accusations of victim-blaming.

Image copyright                  AFP                  Image caption                     Pakistan is unwilling to put real pressure on the Taliban to enter into constructive peace talks with Kabul   With a new man in charge of the Afghan Taliban, there is now only a limited amount of time for the US, Afghanistan and others to push for peace talks with the movement, argues guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. The swift election of a new leader of the Taliban came wi

Taliban conflict: Militants refuse fresh Afghan peace talks - BBC News

"Weaving the world together," an article about the benefits of diaspora on world economies, from The Economist.

Weaving the world together

Mass migration in the internet age is changing the way that people do business

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. The survivors have been traumatised, chased out of their homes... then some started getting sick again

Ebola's ghost: the mystery after the outbreak

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than people in West Africa. The survivors have been traumatised, chased out of their homes. then some started getting sick again

Fathom  – The Left and the Jews: Time for a Rethink

Fathom – The Left and the Jews: Time for a Rethink

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