• 22 Jan 2019

    If you thought Zimbabwe’s descent ended with the removal of Robert Mugabe from power, think again.

  • 21 Jan 2019

    We speak to Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda, whose journalism saw her barred from her home country for many years by former President Robert Mugabe.

  • 21 Jan 2019

    In Zimbabwe a week of protests and a brutal government crackdown have forced President Mnangagwa to curtail his trip to Davos and rush home. Zimbabweans have been protesting at dramatic fuel price hikes and more than 12 people have been killed in the violence.

  • 21 Jan 2019

    Politicians weren’t the only ones waiting for Theresa May to outline her Plan B. Business leaders who have complained of the corrosive effect of uncertainty were also hoping the PM would provide some clarity.

  • 19 Jan 2019

    At least 66 people have been killed and more than 85 are missing following a pipeline explosion in central Mexico. It’s thought the blast occurred after the fuel line was ruptured by thieves. Dozens of people were scrambling to fill containers with the leaking oil when they were engulfed by a massive fireball. A warning…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    Don’t leave us this way: that’s the message from a group of high-profile Germans, including politicians, business leaders and footballers who’ve signed a joint letter urging Britain not to quit the EU, declaring “our door will always be open”. And it turns out there are some rather surprising things they’d miss when we’re no longer…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    Police in Sudan have fired live ammunition at mourners outside the home of a protester who died after he was shot yesterday on the streets of Khartoum. There’s growing international outrage at the brutal crackdown on protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, including the case of 57-year-old Yasser Ali, who was seriously injured by a sniper. From Sudan, Yousra Elbagir…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    The United States House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees are to investigate whether President Trump told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress under oath. It comes after Buzzfeed News reported claims that the President instructed Mr Cohen to lie about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Russia. The President’s current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani,…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    The Home Office is trying to deport an elderly Iranian couple whose immediate family all have British citizenship and live near them in Edinburgh. Mozaffar Saberi, who’s 83, and his wife Rezvan Habibimarand, who’s 73, fear they’ll never see their family again if they’re forced to return to Iran.

  • 18 Jan 2019

    Thousands of fighters have been killed and thousands are on the run, most recently after the Kurdish forces captured the town of Al-Shafa. But what is happening to the women from around the world who say they travelled there in the promise of a pure Islamic life? Some volunteered. Others say they were duped.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…

  • 17 Jan 2019

    The US federal government has been shut down now for 27 days… that’s 800,000 staff who haven’t been paid – while projections of the lost economic growth have doubled. A new poll suggests President Trump’s approval rating is falling, even among his closest supporters – although he’s still blaming his Democratic rivals for the impasse…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the suspected al Shabaab militants who attacked a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi have been “eliminated”, after an assault which left 21 people dead, as well as five attackers.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Now what if a black man was shot by police – with the whole thing recorded by an eyewitness on his mobile phone turning the case into a national scandal, inflaming passions and dividing loyalties in the local community.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Well at the same time, around 32,000 people have taken part in the so called ‘yellow vest’ protests across France, including central Paris where some scuffles broke out with police. More than 50 people were arrested while armoured vehicles were set up near the Arc de Triomphe to prevent protestors from breaking through. The protests…