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Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader's office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and...
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. The majority of those who died were in Iran's western Kermanshah...
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set out starkly different visions for the future of global trade in speeches at a summit in Vietnam. In a defiant address, Mr Trump told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) meeting that the US would no longer tolerate "chronic...
US President Donald Trump is in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea. His arrival came after a speech to the South Korean parliament in which Mr Trump urged China to further isolate North Korea. The White House sees China as pivotal in reining in the...
Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government said Friday, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country. The order follows the launch of a campaign this month by President Pierre Nkurunziza “to moralise society” in the tiny nation...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the production and delivery of stable, reliable and affordable power is critical to the success of efforts towards the integration and development of West Africa. According to the President, the annual growth in demand for electricity is estimated at 10%, which means that for...
All 25 Togolese have been charged after they were arrested at  Nima in Accra, for staging an unplanned protest calling for the exit of their embattled President, Faure Gnassingbe. At an Accra Circuit Court hearing Tuesday, 25 of them pleaded not guilty to the charges and have been granted bail to the tune of 10,000 cedis...
President Nana Addo held a closed-door meeting with Togo’s President , Faure Gnassingbe some ten days ago over the political crisis in that country. The President, who revealed this, said the meeting is aimed at bringing the current crisis in Togo to a closure. The President disclosed this at a meeting...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% - less than half that recorded in August's vote, according to the election commission. The opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulled out of...
Hundreds of thousands are attending a rally for Spanish unity in Barcelona after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Many of those protesting in the region's largest city chanted that sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should be jailed. Mr Puigdemont was dismissed as Spain's central government took control...