Sunday, May 19, 2019

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Alabama has become the latest US state to move to restrict abortions by passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases. Supporters...

Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree three-year transition

Sudan's military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. The Transitional Military Council (TMC)...

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill six in attack on Catholic church

Six people were killed during mass at a Catholic Church in Dablo, north-central Burkina Faso, on Sunday 12 May. Gunmen on motorcycles stormed the church...

Togo caps presidential terms

Togo's parliament has voted to reinstate the two-term limit for presidents, but the change does not apply to the current leader. President Faure Gnassingbé will...

South Africa election: ANC leads as votes counted

Votes are being counted in South Africa's election, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to prevent a slide in support for the governing African National...

Asia Bibi: Christian leaves Pakistan after blasphemy acquittal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, has left the country, officials have confirmed. Her...

South Africa election: ANC faces tough test 25 years after apartheid

Anger over corruption, the faltering economy and land reform are key issues as South Africans vote in the sixth democratic national election since apartheid...

Duchess of Sussex gives birth to boy

The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. A beaming Prince Harry said they were "absolutely thrilled"...

‘Eggs stolen’ from Kenyan deputy president’s farm

Four workers have been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of stealing of eggs worth about $25 (£19) from a farm owned by Deputy President...

Ugandan popstar and opposition politician Bobi Wine jailed

Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine, the Ugandan Member of Parliament and popular musician was arrested and charged over protests on Monday by...