Trump ‘asked FBI to halt Flynn inquiry’

Trump ‘asked FBI to halt Flynn inquiry’

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to end an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report. “I hope you can let this go,” Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey after a White House meeting in February, according to a memo written by the ex-FBI […]

Syria war: Turkey will never accept US alliance with Kurds – Erdogan

Syria war: Turkey will never accept US alliance with Kurds – Erdogan

Image copyright EPA Image caption Despite the differences, the two presidents pledged to strengthen US-Turkish relations Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated after talks in Washington that he will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish forces fighting in Syria. “There is no place for terrorist organisations in the future of our region,” he […]

Mexican journalists protest over Javier Valdez killing

Mexican journalists protest over Javier Valdez killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Journalists commemorated the veteran crime writer who was shot dead on Monday Journalists in Mexico have protested against the killing of one of their colleagues and called on the government to take action. Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was shot dead on Monday, close to the offices of the newspaper he […]

North Korea missile tests: US warns against supporting Pyongyang

North Korea missile tests: US warns against supporting Pyongyang

Media captionNikki Haley said further sanctions on North Korea were being considered The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has vowed to “call out” states backing North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, as tensions continue. “You either support North Korea or you support us,” she said, suggesting some countries were failing to adhere to […]

Ethiopian politician Yonatan Tesfaye guilty of terror charge

Ethiopian politician Yonatan Tesfaye guilty of terror charge

Image copyright Yonatan Tesfaye Image caption Yonatan Tesfaye now faces a sentence of up to 20 years Ethiopian opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism for comments he made on Facebook. He was arrested in December 2015 as a wave of anti-government protests in the Oromia region was gathering momentum. The […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: Soldiers agree deal with government

Ivory Coast mutiny: Soldiers agree deal with government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Soldiers have been setting up road blocks across Ivory Coast Soldiers in Ivory Coast have accepted a deal to end a five-day mutiny over pay. The government offered the mutineers an immediate bonus payment of five million CFA francs (£6500; $8,400) for the 8,400 mutineers and a further two million […]

Uganda President Museveni warns against torture use

Uganda President Museveni warns against torture use

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Yoweri Museveni said that innocent people could confess under torture Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has written a letter to his top security chiefs warning against the use of torture. He described it as “unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again”. It follows media reports alleging that several […]

Arrests over murder of South Africa star Mandla Hlatshwayo

Arrests over murder of South Africa star Mandla Hlatshwayo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Mandla Hlatshwayo was shot trying to stop a robbery South African police say four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of former actor on popular local TV series Generations. Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend were shot after confronting a group of men who had robbed women of […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: Government announces deal with soldiers

Ivory Coast mutiny: Government announces deal with soldiers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rebel soldier spokesmen told Reuters there was no deal The Ivory Coast government says it has reached a deal with soldiers involved in a four-day revolt over pay. Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi appeared on state TV to announce a settlement had been reached. But only minutes later two spokesmen for […]