Pope Francis preaches Easter message of hope

By Beth Nyaga Pope Francis preached an Easter message of hope after a grim week in Europe, calling on Christians not to let fear and pessimism "imprison" them. Speaking amid tight security at the Vatican, the...

Suicide bomber detained in Cameroon says she’s one of Chibok girls

By Reuters A suspected suicide bomber intercepted in northern Cameroon on Friday before she could blow herself up claimed to be one of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok...

Uganda to jail parents over missed vaccinations

By BBC Parents who fail to vaccinate their children in Uganda will face six months in jail, according to a new law signed by President Yoweri Museveni. It also requires children to have an immunisation card...

IS senior leader ‘killed in US raid in Syria’

By BBC The US has announced that it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said the deaths of Abdul Rahman...

Why can’t the date of Easter be fixed?

By BBC Easter is early this year for those in the Western churches on 27 March and late for those in the Eastern churches on 1 May. But why is there still no fixed day...

Arrests in Brussels after terror attacks

By BBC Belgian police have arrested six people in Brussels as a major investigation continues into attacks that claimed 31 lives in the city on Tuesday. The arrests were made in the Schaerbeek district. There is...

Congo leader wins landslide third term

By BBC Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected president of Congo-Brazzaville after the constitution was amended to allow him to seek a third term. He won 60% of the vote, against 15% for his nearest challenger,...

New Zealand awaits flag change verdict

By BBC New Zealanders have voted to keep their existing flag, preliminary results show, after a national referendum. The referendum asked whether the flag bearing the Union Jack should be replaced by a design called Silver...

Scores still critical after Brussels blasts

By BBC Scores of people remain in intensive care following Tuesday's suicide bomb attacks in Brussels that left 31 people dead, Belgium's health minister says. Maggie de Block said that of about 300 wounded people, 61...

Plane parts ‘almost certainly MH370’

By BBC The transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia say two plane parts found in Mozambique almost certainly came from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The two pieces of debris were found separately by members of...
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