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DR Congo Pro-democracy activists released

Five pro-democracy activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested in October for protesting have now been released on bail by the government. The Filimbi...

‘Hundreds dead’ in migrant shipwrecks

More than 239 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UNHCR refugee agency was told the...

Egypt will allow its currency to float freely

Egypt will float its currency in a move that is expected to see it fall by almost 50% against the dollar. The price is expected...

IMF approves $25.2 million disbursement for Guinea

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $25.2 million disbursement for Guinea to help the west African nation recover from the worst Ebola...

Brexit court defeat for UK government

Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot...

World Series baseball: Chicago Cubs end 108-year wait for win

The Chicago Cubs have won Major League Baseball's World Series, ending the longest title drought in the game. Manager Joe Maddon's team beat the Cleveland...

Soyinka will ‘cut up’ green card if Trump wins

Nigeria's Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka has said he will tear up the green card which allows him to stay in the US if...

South Sudan detains 17 suspects over Juba hotel attack

South Sudan said on Wednesday it had detained at least 17 people, most of them soldiers, suspected of committing rape and other crimes in...

108 Ghanaians and Liberians deported from the USA accuse the US government of ill treatment

108 Ghanaians and Liberians have been deported by the United States (US) government. Ghana’s state newspaper the daily Graphic reports that there was a standoff...

Alibaba sets its sights on Singles Day

Alibaba, China's biggest online retailer, said a US investigation would not affect next week's Singles Day - its biggest shopping day of the year. The...

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