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Gabon’s Bongo suffered a stroke – Vice President

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after …

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Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds

Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests across France turned violent. The French interior ministry said 118 people had been injured in the protests in several cities, including 17 law enforcement officers. More than 500 people have been taken into …

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Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. The helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state, witnesses are quoted by AFP news agency as saying. No official reason …

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Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa dies aged 44

Ensa Cosby, the daughter of comedian Bill Cosby, has died aged 44, a spokesman for the family says. She died from a kidney disease in Massachusetts on Friday, according to spokesman Andrew Wyatt. Last year, she defended her father when he went on trial over allegations he drugged and sexually …

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