DR Congo election: Officials delay result of presidential vote

The results of last week's Presidential vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not be published on Sunday, officials say, despite growing calls for the outcome to be announced. The head of the electoral...

Brazil deploys troops to stop violence in Fortaleza

About 300 troops have been sent to the north-eastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza to tackle a surge in criminal violence, authorities said. Soldiers will patrol there and across the state of Ceará in a bid...
US, Colombia vow to cut coca production

US, Colombia vow to cut coca production

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is "deeply concerned" about the increased production of coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine, in Colombia. At a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque, Pompeo said...

Tokyo: Van rams crowd headed for New Year’s prayers

A small van has ploughed into pedestrians celebrating the New Year on one of Tokyo's most famous streets. The man driving the car fled the scene but was later arrested by police for attempted murder. Nine...

DR Congo election: Internet shut down after presidential vote

The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu's campaign team accused the government of ordering the shut...

Storms, delays blight start to Congo’s presidential vote

Voting in Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-anticipated presidential election got off to a rocky start on Sunday due to torrential rain in the capital, long delays at some polling stations and broken-down machines. Three opposition...

Congo election preparations shaky, monitors say

Polling stations in Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday’s presidential election, diplomats and an observer mission said, as new polling showed opposition candidate Martin Fayulu favoured to win. Frustration has mounted across the...

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist...

France drops probe into 1994 Rwanda attack

French judges have dropped a long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana. His death in 1994 was a trigger of the genocide. A French inquiry began four...

Flights rerouted as volcano alert raised

The alert level for Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second-highest level possible, after a series of eruptions. All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5km (three-mile) exclusion zone...
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