President Trump and First Lady Melania

President Trump and First Lady test positive for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating. Mr Trump, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, wrote on Twitter: “We will get through this together.” It comes after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides, […]

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali

Mali President sacks generals, disbands vigilantes after massacre

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals and disbanded an anti-jihadi vigilante group on Sunday, a day after gunmen massacred 134 Fulani herders in the country’s troubled central region. The ethnic bloodshed took place less than a week after a deadly assault by jihadists on an army […]

Victims of the shootings being put in an ambulance

49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the nation’s deadliest attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. A gunman identifying himself as an Australian live-streamed the […]

Nepal mother and two children die in a hut

Banished from home for menstrual cycle, mother and two children die in Nepali hut

A Nepali mother and her two children were found dead Wednesday morning, after being exiled from their family home as part of a criminalized practice where women and girls are made to sleep alone during their menstrual cycle. In sub-zero winter temperatures, Amba Bohora, 35, and her sons aged seven […]

President George H.W.Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president’s health had been in decline in recent months. “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and […]

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, the only Black African to become the UN Secretary General has died. The 80-year-old “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the foundation named after him said. His home country, Ghana, has declared a week of national mourning. Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief […]

Mr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

92 year old Mahathir sworn in as new Prime Minister of Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia again after a shock election victory, 15 years after he stood down. Supporters waved flags and cheered outside the Istana Negara palace in Kuala Lumpur as took the oath inside. The former strongman who governed for more than two […]

Shehu Sani said the expenses were a "moral issue

Nigerian Senators receive $37,500 a month on expenses

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the […]

Students evacuate the school

At least 17 dead in Florida High School shooting

  At least 17 people were killed Wednesday in a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s office said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a public school […]

President Donald Trump

Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8m undocumented immigrants

The White House has outlined an immigration plan for nearly two million people to become US citizens in exchange for funding for a controversial border wall with Mexico. The framework was suggested by a senior Trump aide, ahead of legislative negotiations with Democrats. The proposed bill, to be unveiled on […]