Monday, November 18, 2019

Nigerian army investigates torture video

The Nigerian army is investigating allegations that soldiers tied up and killed a suspected Islamist militant before burying him in a shallow grave. A video showing men dressed in army fatigues torturing and killing the...

Ebola: Attackers kill journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba's home in...

Delhi air quality: Severe pollution drives car rationing

The Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a car rationing system as it battles hazardous levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will only be allowed on roads on alternate days from...

Aid workers killed in South Sudan

The UN's migration agency says three of its aid workers have been killed in fighting in South Sudan, near the borders with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)...

Nigeria’s border crisis fuelled by rice

Nigeria, one of Africa's superpowers, closed all its land borders two months ago to tackle smuggling - but the unprecedented move is affecting trade across the region. Bustling borders have come to a standstill, with...

Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

Greta Thunberg has turned down an environmental award and prize money because "the climate movement does not need any more awards". She thanked the Nordic Council for offering her the award and said it was...

Trump impeachment: Democrats unveil resolution for next steps

Democrats in the US House of Representatives have published a resolution setting out the next steps in their impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump. The motion sets out a more public phase of the inquiry...

Lebanon crisis: PM Hariri offers resignation amid protests

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he is resigning, amid protests that have gripped the country for almost two weeks. Mr Hariri said Lebanon had reached a deadlock and needed a shock to break...

Brexit: European leaders agree extension to 31 January

EU leaders have agreed in principle to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020 - meaning the UK will not leave as planned on Thursday. EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a "flextension" -...

Argentina: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns. Mr Fernández secured more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio...