Russia has confirmed the capture of the strategic town of Lyman after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed resistance in the Donbas region.
Experts are calling on the EU to take a stance on Vietnam's rights record amid new trade talks.
After what authorities said was a coup by drug dealers aiming to kill President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, a new spate of violence against critics of the government is compunding the feeling of insecurity in Guinea-Bissau.
We begin in Kazakhstan, where the country's president has given the green light to security forces to shoot to kill those taking part in the unrest that's been sweeping the Central Asian nation this week. Dozens of people have been killed in the violence which erupted after a sharp increase in fuel prices, reflecting wider discontent with authoritarian rule. In response to a call from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russian-led troops have already begun arriving in Kazakhstan.
12 Dec 2021
Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to jail for inciting unrest and breaching Covid-19 rules, a verdict condemned by human rights groups and governments around the world as a travesty of justice. Since February's coup, the ruling junta has consolidated its power, not only through the arrests of Suu Kyi's party members, but also with a deadly crackdown on opponents. We take a closer look.
18 Nov 2021
British PM Johnson under pressure over corruption scandal at weekly questions
25 Oct 2021
Covid-19 has caused over 600,000 deaths in Brazil. But who, or what, is responsible for the situation that many see as a complete mishandling of the health crisis?A parliamentary commission suggests President Bolsonaro should now face charges of crimes against humanity for his responsibility in the management of the pandemic. Our Brazil bureau has more on the story.
24 Oct 2021
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no worries about his position at the club ahead of his side's Champions League match against Atalanta.
23 Oct 2021
Bild tabloid Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt was fired after The New York Times detailed misconduct toward female employees. The case is now making waves internationally.
9 Oct 2021
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has replaced two key ministers days after being sworn in for a new term. The country's leadership faces growing pressure from the West to resolve the Tigray crisis.
23 Mar 2021
Tunisia gained praise for its democratic transition, its free elections and new liberal constitution after its 2011 revolution. But today, in the face of limited reforms to the security and judicial systems, activists say they are still fearful of repression. Ahmed Ghram, who was jailed for 15 days over a Facebook post criticising inequalities in the legal system, is one of several activists who has face punishment for speaking out against authorities.
25 Feb 2021
Nigerian hospitals struggle under growing numbers of coronavirus cases as the wait for vaccines continue. According to a study, around one in five people in Lagos have had Covid-19, well above the official national infection figures. Meanwhile in Niger, ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum is declared the winner of the presidential run-off. Supporters of his rival take to the streets with accusations of fraud. And as the world rushes to source Covid-19 vaccines, Guinea launches an Ebola immunisation drive in response to a fresh outbreak.