Free cancer therapy for 400 Ugandans

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:38

A Kenyan hospital is to provide free cancer treatment to 400 patients from Uganda as the neighbouring country's only radiotherapy machine has broken.

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid excluding opposing voices if elections are to cease contributing to conflicts on the continent.

New York will hold presidential primaries on Tuesday seen as key for both Republican and Democratic front-runners after their recent defeats.

Migrants 'drown after boat capsizes'

Monday, 18 April 2016 18:31

Many people are feared to have drowned after the boat they were being transferred to by traffickers capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors say.

Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts.

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has killed at least 77 people and injured more than 500, Vice-President Jorge Glas says.
The quake, Ecuador's largest since 1979, hit at 18:58 on Saturday (23:58 GMT) near the northern town of Muisne.

A former politician who described Tutsis as "cockroaches" and called for their extermination has been jailed for life in Rwanda over the 1994 genocide.

Belgian minister quits in security row

Friday, 15 April 2016 16:23

The Belgian transport minister has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March.

Thousands join anti-Mugabe protest

Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:53

Two thousand Zimbabwean opposition supporters, some holding placards calling for 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe to resign, have rallied in the capital Harare.

The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.