Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe's early years were praised for broadening access to…

Bahamas reports ‘total devastation’ in wake of Hurricane Dorian

United Nations and Red Cross relief officials rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday after the most powerful storm ever to hit the islands devastated homes, crippled hospitals and left thousands in need of food and water. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said at…

Revellers soak up sunshine at Notting Hill Carnival

REVELLERS HAVE been soaking up the sunshine at what is thought to be one of the hottest Notting Hill Carnivals ever. The streets along the route in west London were awash with colour as hundreds of thousands of partygoers enjoyed the beginning of the long-standing celebration of Caribbean heritage in the capital. About one million…

Carnival: A living tribute to the Windrush Generation

IT’S THAT time again. Notting Hill Carnival is coming - one of the greatest events of its kind in the world and second only to Rio in legendary status. This bank holiday weekend will see commerce, culture and history fuse together amongst a melee of masqueraders that Peter Minshall described as a Dionysian explosion of…

Archer talks about England’s World Cup success

Barbados-born, new England fast bowling star Jofra Archer spent a hectic one week at home as he savoured success in the just concluded ICC World Cup in England & Wales, before returning to London to prepare for the imminent Ashes series against Australia. Last Saturday during the opening day’s play of Series 2 in the…
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