17 Aug 2021
Carrie Lam has warned the territory's top legal bodies that ties will be cut if they pursue political paths. Civic and legal organizations are facing increased political pressure.
7 Aug 2021
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, along with two separatist allies, could now be extradited to Spain to face criminal charges.
28 Jul 2021
Thousands protest in the Philippines capital Manila as they mark one year left in power for President Rodrigo Duterte. The groups -- from several different sectors -- are calling for Duterte to step down. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hailed his signature drug war policy, but lamented there was a "long way" to go in the controversial crackdown that has killed thousands of people.
21 Jul 2021
Mali's transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, says he is "very well" hours after a man tried to stab him following Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in Bamako. The shocking attack follows months of political turmoil in Mali, which is also battling a jihadist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes.
2 Jul 2021
Golden Dawn deputy leader Christos Pappas had been on the run from Greek authorities since October.
30 Jun 2021
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a Biafran pro-independence group has been returned to Nigeria years after fleeing a trial. The spectre of full-scale civil war hangs over recent violence in the region.
29 Jun 2021
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria to face his trial. Nnamdi Kanu and his co-defendant are facing treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Kanu fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State.
23 Jun 2021
Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader says, rejecting US criticism of recent action against pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily under a powerful new security law.
19 Jun 2021
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the government is monitoring the radiation levels in the city's reservoirs and that "everything is normal", following a US media report of a potential leak at China's Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in populous Guangdong province which neighbours the financial hub.
18 Jun 2021
Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo spent a decade outside of the country fighting war crimes charges. His supporters celebrated the politician's return.
11 Jun 2021
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, is said to have committed suicide in battle. Far from solving a problem for the Nigerian government, his death is likely to further destabilize the region.
16 May 2021
In this interview with "The 77 Percent", musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine explains why the African youth are the drivers of political change and his hope for the future.