Brazil is awaiting the outcome of a congressional committee vote - a key step in the process to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.

Somalia executes al-Shabab journalist

Monday, 11 April 2016 12:18

A Somali journalist who helped al-Shabab kill five fellow reporters has been executed by firing squad.

PM releases tax returns data amid row

Sunday, 10 April 2016 08:25

David Cameron paid almost £76,000 in tax on an income of more than £200,000 in 2014-15, figures released by the prime minister have shown.

Djibouti President wins fourth term

Saturday, 09 April 2016 13:08

Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh has won a landslide victory in an election criticised by opposition parties and rights groups.

Zuma son quits over 'political attack'

Saturday, 09 April 2016 05:54

The son of South Africa's president has resigned from a company owned by a family accused of wielding undue political influence in the country.

Ethiopia PM in Ghana for 3-day visit

Thursday, 07 April 2016 14:45

The Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, will arrive in Accra on Thursday for a three-day state visit to Ghana.

The United Kingdom has given Ghana £4 million as part of efforts to entrench democracy particularly the running of elections in the West African country.

Weapons for sale on Facebook in Libya

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 18:10

A new study suggests there is a growing market in the illegal trade of guns and weapons in Libya via social media sites, in particular Facebook.

Kenya's William Ruto's case dismissed by ICC

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 07:31

The International Criminal Court has thrown out the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.

First UN troops tried for CAR sex abuse

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:46

The first UN peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic (CAR) have gone on trial in Democratic Republic of Congo.