Iraq's Prime Minister has ordered the arrest of Shia Muslim activists who stormed parliament in Baghdad on Saturday.

Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for dozens of people feared trapped after the collapse of a seven-storey building in heavy rain.

A six-storey building has collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi as heavy rain plays havoc across the country.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the security forces to crack down on cattle raiders accused of killing hundreds of people this year.

Venezuela's government has imposed a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis.

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as vice-president in a boost for a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict.

A court in Nigeria has sentenced a former local MP to 154 years in jail for corruption and money laundering.

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has given the security forces a one-week deadline to find the killers of a senior general shot dead on Monday.

Burundi general shot dead

Monday, 25 April 2016 00:00

A security advisor to Burundi's vice-president has been killed in an attack by heavily armed men while dropping off his daughter at school.

Former commanding officer of the Ghana Military Academy, Major General Henry Kwame Anyidoho (retd) claims the United Nations could have prevented the 1994 Rwandan genocide from escalating.