Security row keeps Brussels airport shut

Friday, 01 April 2016 18:36

Plans to partially reopen Brussels airport on Friday evening have been halted amid a strike by airport police over security concerns.

Uganda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking nullification of President Yoweri Museveni's disputed re-election last month, clearing the way for the 71-year-old veteran leader to extend his three-decade rule.

SA court rules Zuma breached constitution

Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:32

South Africa's highest court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he failed to repay some of the government money used to upgrade his private home.

The US is stepping up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an "aggressive Russia", the military has said.

Tanzania 'to slash' civil servant wages

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:03

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised to slash the salaries of senior civil servants, cutting the top wage threshold by almost two-thirds.

An Egyptian hijacker who forced a domestic flight to land in Cyprus used a fake suicide belt, officials said.

EgyptAir hijack negotiations underway

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 10:16

Most of the passengers and crew who were on board a hijacked Egyptian plane that was forced to divert to Larnaca airport in Cyprus have been freed.

An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus.

Pope Francis preached an Easter message of hope after a grim week in Europe, calling on Christians not to let fear and pessimism "imprison" them.

Nigeria has accused 300 firms and individuals, including army officers, of embezzling 48 billion naira ($241.45 million) through overpaid defense contracts or fraud, the presidency said on Thursday in a widening a crackdown on graft.