Vocal government critic Amina Mohamed is reported to have been killed in a bomb blast in the Somali city of Beledweyne. Hours earlier, security forces battled armed attackers near Mogadishu's airport.
18 Apr 2021
Germans are in no rush to book their summer holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tourism industry is blaming lawmakers for talking down the prospects of foreign travel.
21 Mar 2021
Another politician has resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc because of non-political work. Tobias Zech of the Bavarian CSU told colleagues he wanted to "protect my family and my party."
9 Mar 2021
Zamfara politicians fault declaration of Zamfara as 'No Flight Zone
11 Dec 2020
She was the first African-American woman major-party nominee when she was picked as the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia governorship election.
20 Nov 2020
Ugandan security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Bobi Wine following his arrest. Calls for calm are mounting ahead of January 14 elections.
17 Oct 2020
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and its leading economic powerhouse, is celebrating 60 years of independence from British colonial rule on October 1. Tanko Yakasi is one of few surviving Nigerian First Republic politicians to have been involved in the independence process. The 95-year old veteran politician speaks on Nigeria's 60-year journey as an independent state.
23 Aug 2020
Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says Belarus should create a legal framework for a new fair election. She also called on security forces to switch sides from President Alexander Lukashenko.
14 Mar 2020
Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, actress, human rights activist, social activist, journalist, politician, and former X Factor series judge. She graces the cover of The Guardian Life this week, talking about her career, music and what our society is fast becoming.
8 Mar 2020
Bodo Ramelow has won the vote to become Thuringia's state premier after a right-wing scandal rocked the state. Ramelow essentially ran unopposed in the decisive third round of ballots.
11 Dec 2019
34-year-old Sanna Marin of Finland's Social Democrats has been named the country's new prime minister. Marin who was a former transport minister took over from Antti Rinne resigned after six months in office when he lost the confidence of the Centre Party, a coalition partner, over his handling of a postal strike. Sanna Marin is currently the youngest prime minister in the world.