Australia relents over mother and child deportation

By Beth Nyaga The Australian government has announced that a baby being treated for burns in a Brisbane hospital will not be sent back to an asylum seekers' detention camp on the Pacific island of...

Donald Trump wins South Carolina primary

By Beth Nyaga Donald Trump has won the South Carolina primary in the Republican race for president, cementing his status as the man to beat for his party's nomination. In the Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton beat...

Besigye claims poll fraud over Museveni win

By Beth Nyaga The main opposition leader in Uganda, Kizza Besigye, has rejected the result of Thursday's elections, in which President Yoweri Museveni won a fifth term of office. Besigye, under house arrest since Friday, said...

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni wins fifth term

By Beth Nyaga Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a fifth term as president, extending his 30 years in office. The 71-year-old won 60.75% of the vote while his nearest rival Kizza Besigye took 35%, the...

US author of To Kill a Mockingbird dies aged 89

By Beth Nyaga Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89. The book remains a towering presence in American literature, telling the tale of a white lawyer defending a...

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

By Beth Nyaga Dmitry Kamenshchik, billionaire owner of Moscow's only fully private airport, has been placed under house arrest by a Russian court. Kamenshchik was detained after serving as a witness in an inquiry into a...

Albert Woodfox freed after 43 years in solitary prison

By Beth Nyaga The longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history has walked free in Lousiana after 43 years. Albert Woodfox was part of the group known as the "Angola Three". Woodfox had...

EU and Turkey to hold migration summit

By BBC The EU is to hold a special summit with Turkey on the migration crisis in early March, officials have announced. "The EU-Turkey action plan is our priority," European Council President Donald Tusk said after...

Trump praises Pope Francis after US wall row

By BBC Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has heaped praise on Pope Francis, hours after the pontiff questioned his Christian faith. The Pope had said Mr Trump's proposal to build a wall on the US border...

Ghana highway bus crash kills at least 53

By Reuters At least 53 people died in Ghana when a bus hit a truck head-on some 420 km (260 miles) north of the capital Accra overnight, witnesses and police said on Thursday, in the...
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