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US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

The US has imposed sanctions on a dozen Russian and Chinese companies and individuals it accuses of helping North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. It comes after the UN Security Council, including Russia and China, voted for further sanctions against Pyongyang. The US Treasury said its actions would “increase pressure” on …

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Rats invade Buhari’s office

Nigeria’s President Buhari will spend three months working from home following his return to Nigeria after receiving medical treatment in London. This is due to damage caused to his office by rodents. A presidential spokesman told the BBC that Buhari’s office is being renovated after rodents damaged his furniture and …

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South Africa grants Grace Mugabe immunity

South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. President Robert Mugabe and his wife arrived back in Harare early on Sunday. Mrs Mugabe, 52, is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels a week …

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