We will not pay for Trump border wall- Mexico

Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation. Enrique Pena Nieto said he "lamented" the plans for the barrier, adding that "Mexico doesn't...

Somalia: Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu hotel ‘kills 13’

At least 13 people have been killed in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to police. The assault on Wednesday morning began when attackers rammed...

Trump to put limits on refugees, immigration

The US president, Donald Trump, will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees, making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media reports. Trump is due...

Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. "You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your...

UK government loses Brexit vote appeal

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing...

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to...

No Gambian money missing, Barrow spokesman says

New Gambian President Adama Barrow’s spokesman has denied that any money is missing from Gambian state coffers following allegations by an adviser to Mr Barrow that about $11m had disappeared. Halifa Sallah told the BBC's...

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to...

Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia. It split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour...

Trump withdraws US from TPP deal

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The trade deal, a linchpin of ex-President Barack Obama's Asia policy, was signed by 12...