Museveni Critic Gen. Sejusa charged with insubordination

By BBC. Uganda's former intelligence chief, who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Museveni, has been charged with insubordination at a military court.   Gen David Sejusa is accused of going to political rallies against the...

S Sudan army killed 50 by suffocation

By BBC South Sudan's government troops killed about 50 civilians last October by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, a report has said. The document by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC),...

Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican vote

By BBC Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, the first vote of the US 2016 presidential election. "Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives," he declared, to great applause, as he railed...

Tributes pour in for ‘world’s best chef’

By BBC The world's top chefs, restaurateurs and food critics have been paying tribute to Benoit Violier, who was found dead at his home in Switzerland. The 44-year-old's Swiss restaurant came top of the French La...

White House hopefuls in final Iowa plea

By BBC US presidential candidates are making a final pitch to people in the state of Iowa, where the first votes for party nominations will take place on Monday. Polls suggest that Republican Donald Trump has...

Myanmar set for historic new parliament

By BBC Hundreds of MPs have begun a parliamentary session in Myanmar to see in the first democratically elected government in more than 50 years. It is an assembly dominated by MPs from Aung San Suu...

Uganda detains Frequent Museveni critic

By Reuters. The Ugandan military said on Sunday it had detained a general whose frequent criticism of veteran leader Yoweri Museveni has been an irritant to the authorities, potentially raising tensions ahead of next month's...

African Union backs away from imposing peacekeepers on Burundi

By Reuters. The African Union will send a team to Burundi to try to convince the government to accept a peacekeeping force that it had rejected, backing away from an earlier plan to send them...

10,000 child ‘migrants missing’

By BBC More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says. Europol said thousands of vulnerable minors had vanished after registering with...

Tanzania poachers kill British pilot

By BBC  A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, the conservation charity for which he was working has said. The Friedkin Conservation Fund said Roger Gower had been tracking poachers...
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