Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading
Bulgarian lawmakers vote to ban the wearing of face veils in public, with nationalists saying it will limit radical Islam and the country’s ethnic Turkish party saying it will fuel tension.
At least two people were killed when armed men in uniform torched the headquarters of the main opposition party overnight in Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said, beginning a second day of violent protests. Nathan Frandino reports.
Hundreds of Mozambicans continue to cross over the border into neighbouring Malawi as they escape fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s west. The UN is increasing support to cater for a growing number of affected civilians.
Amid a slump in oil revenues, business is struggling to cope with the current downturn in Nigeria. It’s not, though, stopping Hard Rock from opening its latest a rock ‘n’ roll-themed café in Lagos. Hayley Platt reports.
North Koreans react with joy to news of a nuclear test but elsewhere it’s greeted with public concern. Julie Noce reports. Continue reading
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declares the formerly secular country an Islamic republic in a move he said was designed to distance the West African state further from its colonial past.
Tanzania’s new president has been given a comic hashtag on Twitter:#WhatWould MagufuliDo? after introducing a radical programme of government cutbacks just days into the job. As Hayley Platt reports he’s even banned government Christmas cards to cut back on costs. Continue reading
Comic Jimmy Morales wins presidential election in a landslide over former first lady Sandra Torres.
(BVO) – It’s the first visit to Britain for a Chinese president in ten years – and Xi Jinping will be getting the red carpet treatment.
He and his wife will be staying at Buckingham Palace as they seek to build on a portfolio of UK investments.