Benin offers 2,000 troops to Kenya-led Haiti force

Benin has offered to contribute 2,000 troops to a UN-approved Kenyan-led multinational security force that will be deployed to fight gang violence in Haiti. The announcement was made on Monday during a press briefing held...

Mauritius bars Norwegian cruise ship due to health risks

The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) has barred a Norwegian cruise ship from docking at its ports, fearing health risks after some passengers onboard the ship developed a stomach illness. "The decision not to allow the...

South Carolina primary: Donald Trump easily defeats Nikki Haley in her home state

Donald Trump is one step closer to the Republican presidential nomination after a massive win over Nikki Haley in South Carolina. The former president won his primary opponent's home state by a 20-point margin, his...

ECOWAS lifts sanctions imposed on junta-led Niger

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has rescinded all commercial and economic sanctions imposed on the Republic of Niger. Last year, the nation removed its democratically elected leader, Mohammed Bazoum, prompting a severe...

The awful conditions that cattle are kept in ships

Residents of Cape Town woke up to a pungent, sewage-like smell engulfing their city on Monday morning. The source? A ship from Brazil carrying 19,000 cattle had anchored in the South African city the night...

UN sanctions six DR Congo rebel leaders

The UN has imposed an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze against six rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid violence in the country's east. Those sanctioned include the military spokesman of...

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigerian university

A zookeeper at a Nigerian university has been killed by one of the lions he had been looking after for close to a decade. Olabode Olawuyi, who was in charge of the Obafemi Awolowo University...

Israel condemns Brazil’s Lula likening Gaza war to Holocaust

Israel has condemned Brazil's president after he accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, comparing its actions to the Holocaust. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Israel's military campaign was between a "highly prepared army...

Protests, tributes and arrests as Navalny’s death marked globally

Alexei Navalny's death in a Russian prison has prompted protests and tributes around the world. Supporters of the 47-year-old political activist gathered outside Russian embassies and other sites in major cities across the globe, including...

South African troops killed in DR Congo attack

South African troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered their first fatalities since their recent deployment to quell a rebellion. Two soldiers were killed and three were injured after a mortar bomb landed...